On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Antioch University New England and the Monadnock Food Co-op are partnering to celebrate Earth Day from noon until 4:00 pm. All are invited to attend this free event at the Co-op on Cypress Street in Keene and the nearby Monadnock Makerspace. Local community organizations, farmers and artisans will be present to talk about environmental issues and to sell environmentally themed products. There will be activities and crafts for children and families. Local residents and Antioch University New England (AUNE) students will host workshops all afternoon. A silent auction will allow participants a chance to bid for items donated by local businesses. Food will be available for purchase.
The following workshops will be offered for free at the Monadnock Makerspace, across the street from the Co-op:
- 12:30-1:00 | Healthy Eating on a Budget (presented by members of Keene State College’s Dietetic Postgrad Program)
- 1:30-2:00 | Free Yoga Workshop (presented by Keene Yoga Center)
Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats.
- 2:30-3:00 | The Benefits of Bats—Create Space for These Helpful Creatures (presented by AUNE student Kaushik Narasimhan)
- 3:30-4:00 | Learn to Crochet Plastic Bags to Create Reusable Tote Bags, Cate Beds and Other Household Objects (presented by AUNE student Amanda Melinchuk)
Participants are encouraged to bring their own plastic bags and crochet hooks.
Throughout the day, Aura Shards of Brattleboro, VT, will play original Fusion and New Age music with Anders Burrows, primarily on handpan, and Jed Blume, primarily on tabla.
AUNE’s Urban Environmental Education class under the leadership of Dr. Jean Kayira, core faculty for the Department of Environmental Studies, have organized Earth Day 2015.
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