Mainers mark Earth Day

A group of about 30 students at the University of Maine donned green paint and nothing else to celebrate Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2010 as they took a 15 minute cycling tour of the campus including the Mall  where they received waves, cheers and a round of applause. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
A group of about 30 students at the University of Maine donned green paint and nothing else to celebrate Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2010 as they took a 15 minute cycling tour of the campus including the Mall where they received waves, cheers and a round of applause. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT
Posted April 22, 2010, at 4:16 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Earth Day was observed in Maine.

In Orono, a group of about 30 students at the University of Maine donned green paint and nothing else to celebrate Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2010.

The 15-minute cycling tour – an annual event on campus – included a tour of the mall, where they received waves and a round of applause.

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970.

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