November 12, 2019
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Cobscook Community Learning Center tries out new electric vehicle charger at ‘Apple and Arts Day’

Community Author: Cobscook Community Learning Center
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Linda Krueger | Contributed
Linda Krueger | Contributed

TRESCOTT —  Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott hosted the inaugural Downeast Apple and Arts Day on Oct. 19 in partnership with Healthy Acadia, featuring local artists and guest speakers celebrating Downeast heritage food and arts. The day was a huge success, with people of all ages coming together to enjoy live music, apple pressing, food and demonstrations.

Sepp Huber and Sheila Unvala, local musicians and long-time supporters of the center both performed at the inaugural Apple Day. They were also the inaugural users of its public electric vehicle charger, which joins their campus-wide wood boiler and solar hot water systems and energy-efficient buildings, furthering their commitment to sustainability and the environment.

The level 2 fast charger is free and open to the public, and joins two other public level 2 chargers in the region, in Machias and Eastport. It is part of a growing movement in Maine to develop a network of charging stations across the state, making the chargers more practical and economical compared to internal combustion engine vehicles. The new charger will help make the electric vehicles more practical for traveling through the rural region, and will also benefit community members and visitors to the center like Sepp and Sheila. You can find more information about the charger on apps and websites like Open Charge Map or PlugShare, and learn more about upcoming events at thecclc.org.

Cobscook Community Learning Center has been creating responsive educational opportunities that strengthen personal, community and global well-being since 1999. Learn more about their programs, including community classes and events, Transforming Rural Experience in Education, and Cobscook Experiential Program at thecclc.org, call 207-733-2233 or visit 10 Commissary Point Road, Trescott, ME 04652.