Sierra Club chairman to speak at COA

Posted May 30, 2010, at 10:34 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:09 p.m.

BAR HARBOR — A former executive director of the Sierra Club will be featured at College of the Atlantic’s 38th commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

Carl Pope, Sierra Club’s former executive director and the group’s current chairman, will be the commencement speaker at the ceremony. Ambassador Bo Lidegaard of Denmark and Ambassador Janusz Reiter of Poland will receive honorary degrees at the event.

Approximately 80 students from more than 10 countries, including the U.S., are expected to receive degrees at the event.

The ceremony, in keeping with recent commencement ceremonies at COA, is being billed as a “zero-waste” event. Water will be provided out of dispensers, recycled paper will be used for printed materials with recycling bins placed prominently around the ceremony grounds, food and tableware will be composted, and other staging material will be kept and reused for other events.

Approximately 80 students from more than 10 countries, including the U.S., are expected to receive degrees at the event.

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