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Saint Joseph’s holds its fifth annual Sustainability Festival and Eat Local Lunch

STANDISH, Maine — Saint Joseph’s will celebrate green living at the fifth annual Sustainability Festival and Eat Local Lunch on Sept. 25, on its Standish campus. Hosting faculty and area experts, the festival is a fun way to learn more about environmentally friendly practices.

The festival is held in conjunction with the college’s Eat Local Lunch. Provided by the college’s in-house food service, Pearson’s Café, the menu features fresh, locally grown vegetables, salads and meats, including many grown at the college’s own Pearson’s Town Farm.

This year’s event includes representatives from more than 30 local companies and organizations, along with faculty and staff from Saint Joseph’s College. They will provide educational materials on green technologies and lifestyles. Participating vendors include ecomaine, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Partners for World Health, Healthy Waters Coalition, Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Native Maine, Oakhurst Dairy, Pineland Farms and many more.

The Sustainability Festival and Eat Local Lunch takes place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Alfond Center lawn on Wednesday, September 25. The festival is free to attend and open to the public; the all-you-can-eat lunch is $10. For more information, contact Kimberly Post at 893-7789.

Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 430-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph’s College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.

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