Story posted May 03, 2010
This Saturday, May 8th Dudley Coe Quad will be host to Bowdoin's 7th annual Solar Fest, a sun-filled day in celebration of spring and renewable energy. This year's bands include Tiger Saw and Spouse-along with Bowdoin Bands-and the music will be entirely solar powered by a solar bus. Activities include a moonbounce, bicecream (an ice cream maker powered by a bicycle), a dunk tank, cookie baking in solar ovens, recyclable art, storytelling, face painting, seed planting, and free bike tune-ups. The Conservation Law Foundation and the Brunswick Green Party will all be participating in the festival, as well. The day will include t-shirts for sale, a raffle with great prizes from Brunswick area businesses, and all proceeds will be donated to the Flannel Shirt Fund.
Solar Fest is an annual, entirely student run event that involves students from all years and many areas on campus-over twenty students are involved in the planning for this year's Solar Fest! This group is led by Abriel Ferreira '10, who is also the president of the Evergreens, a student group on campus dedicated to promoting environmental issues both locally and nationwide. Richard Joyce '13 is a student leader for the Outing Club, and has organized several of the Outing Club's own bike mechanics to provide free bike tune-ups during Solar Fest. The commitment of many more students helps to make this festival possible, and Solar Fest 2010 is certainly shaping up to be a wonderful event!
Solar Fest is an annual, entirely student run event that involves students from all years and many areas on campus-over twenty students are involved in the planning for this year's Solar Fest!