HOPE Fest at UMaine 

The 15-th annual Hope Festival drew a huge crowd in Orono Saturday.The even inspires Mainers to get involved in creating a better world.More than eighty organizations were on hand, offering workshops and demonstrations about ways to curb the impact of climate change and how to live a greener life…There was also live music, including a performance by Dave Mallett.Those who took part say it’s powerful to see so many folks working together towards a common goal.<"it's a festival of people coming together from lots of different organizations, lots of volunteers. We're working on the theme of hope...the idea of bringing...that we continue to have hope for a better world, a cleaner earth, more justice for all people.">There were also plenty of events for little ones today, including fun with wind and solar power..and interactive African children’s games.