Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Students Act to Mitigate Gulf Coast Pollution Through Art Project

Maine conservation and arts officials will be joined by approximately 120 children from Augusta region schools Wednesday as they welcome an armored vehicle to Maine’s statehouse to collect $700,000 of student created $100 bills.

The armored car, which is traversing the entire country running on waste vegetable oil, will be arriving for the ceremonial handover of artistically reproduced $100 bills that were created in an effort to mitigate toxic soil contamination in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The event begins at 3:00 pm between the Statehouse and Cross Building with introductions from Maine's First Lady, Karen Baldacci. Also present will be Eliza Townsend, Commissioner, Department of Conservation, Jody Breton, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental protection and of course Donna McNeil Director, of the Maine Arts Commission.

Come and join us for this fun event.

Read the entire release on MaineArts.com

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