Sierra Club Maine’s Earth Day celebration, with the theme “Restore Our Earth,” will be virtual again this year, but Executive Director Sarah Leighton said there is still plenty in store to “inspire and educate others” on the importance of protecting the planet. “Sierra Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy and protect Earth,” Leighton said. “That really epitomizes Earth Day. It is a celebration of our Earth and everything it provides us with.” Sierra Club Maine is hosting a series of virtual talks leading up to the 51st anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. In addition, Maine Audubon, teaming with the Maine Outdoor Film Festival, will mark the day with an Earth Day Film Festival 2021 , a series of short outdoor-themed independent films, beginning at 7 p.m. One of the Sierra Club Maine’s focuses, Leighton said, is how to reduce waste. On Monday, April 19, beginning at noon, Faye Christoforo, co-executive director of the Post-Landfill Action Network, will talk about what is fueling the increase in waste being produced and how a zero-waste world is possible. The next day, on Tuesday, April 20 at noon, Sue Inches, author of “Advocating for the Environment: How You Can Make […]

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