World Ocean Day 2008 at the Meadowmere

Ogunquitbeach Part of our Environmental Leader certification is to have our efforts and eco-misson posted in our lobby for all guests to see. Our misson is located just beyond our desk in our atrium area.

But we thought ‘How can we take this further?’ If the misson is to educate guests at our Ogunquit hotel on our green efforts and changes, how about educate on how they might become more green? How about a weekend dedicated to environmental efforts? Of course, our next thought was ‘Great – now how do we do that??’

Worldoceanday Turns out there is a day out there called World Ocean Day (like Earth day and Arbor day, but for water  instead of land and trees . . .) and it is June 8th. World Ocean Day is the perfect day for us to celebrate since the ocean is so important to Ogunquit. In fact, Ogunquit is Abenaki Indian for ‘Beautiful Place by the Sea’. The ocean gives this Maine village it’s character and best attractions – 3 miles of white sandy beach, the cliffside walk of Marginal Way and the lobstering harbor of Perkins Cove. And many of the unique eco-systems in Southern Maine depend on the rivers flowing into the ocean and salt marshes. So World Ocean Day – specifically the weekend closest to June 8th – was selected.

For 2008, our calendar of World Ocean Day events at our Ogunquit hotel has just been released. Join us June 6-8th to celebrate, learn and enjoy our beautiful place by the sea!

Friday, June 6th

  • All Day – Clean Beaches Campaign, Conservation & Green Education Information. Main Lobby.
  • 3pm &  4pm – Eco Tours – An insider’s tour of our hotel and our Environmenal Leader efforts with a Cavaretta Family member. Tours begin at Main Lobby.
  • 5pm – An Inconvenient Truth produced by Al Gore – Special pre-show viewing of Tim Janis’ Ogunquit CD! South Meadow TV Room.
  • 8pm – The 11th Hour narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio – Special pre-show viewing of Tim Janis’ Ogunquit CD! South Meadow TV Room.
  • 4pm-10pm – Official World Ocean Day Pub Party – Featuring drink specials and a chance to win! Enter by leaving a Resort Guest Card at the Pub Friday night and you could win a free upgrade to the top of the house on a Learn to Surf package. Remember – a portion of every Learn to Surf package at our Ogunquit hotel goes to the Maine Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Learn more about Surfrider by clicking here.

Saturday, June 7th

  • All Day – Clean Beaches Campaign, Conservation & Green Education Information. Main Lobby.
  • 10am – 8pm – Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth. South Meadow TV Room
  • 10am – Learn to Surf in Maine! Liquid Dreams is offering surfing lessons at Ogunquit Beach. Board, gear and more included. Call in advance for this event – they can be reached at 207-641-2545. Rt. 1
  • 10am – Complimentary Beach Plum Farm access until dusk. Check out Robbie Littlefield memorbilia, the salt marsh walks and more. Rt. 1
  • 12pm &  1pm – Eco Tours – An insider’s tour of our hotel and our Environmenal Leader efforts with a Cavaretta Family member. Tours begin at Main Lobby.
  • 1pm – Learn to Surf in Maine! Liquid Dreams is offering surfing lessons at Ogunquit Beach. Board, gear and more included. Call in advance for this event – they can be reached at 207-641-2545. Rt. 1
  • 8pm – Erin Brockovich. South Meadow TV Room.
  • 8pm – Live at the West Meadow Pub – Brian Johnson

Sunday, June 8th

  • All Day – Clean Beaches Campaign, Conservation & Green Education Information. Main Lobby.
  • 10am – Learn to Surf in Maine! Liquid Dreams is offering surfing lessons at Ogunquit Beach. Board, gear and more included. Call in advance for this event – they can be reached at 207-641-2545. Rt. 1

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