Earth Day is really the culmination of a movement back in 1962. It was all about bringing focus to preservation during the Kennedy administration. The results was the first official Earth Day in 1970 and a pretty cool list of accomplishments since then (the EPA gives a play-by-play online). This includes the Energy Star program, Clean Buses for Kids and Water Sense for water conservation.
This Earth Day, Clay Hill Farm is inviting every to a different kind of movement – one with a little more swing to it. Live music, food and local Maine green products. Clay Hill is a great venue – it’s not just a restaurant and function facility, but also a bird sanctuary (grab that field guide) and wildlife reserve (don’t worry – mostly squirrels, deer and a few bugs by the restaurant itself – nothing a good, eco bug spray won’t save you from).
Upping the cool factor – Jonathan Blakeslee, our Green Wedding Groom-to-Be, will be performance. Huh? Well, that’s actually a factor in how they won – they had a great song playing in the video by Jonathan. Another reason, his tea company, White Heron Tea, is eco-friendly. Probably helps the pipes too!
Finally, even if you are visiting us in Ogunquit (it’s school vacation week at the Meadowmere) and are not sure about this whole green thing and the idea makes visions of granola, bug bites and tree hugging in your head – just go for the good food, good music and to find out what in the world Haunted Milk is. Just wear long sleeves.