Surry, ME (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
Celebrating 15 years of helping Central American communities with sustainable farming, Sustainable Harvest International is hosting their special anniversary event Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 6 -7:30 p.m. at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. With a special introduction from SHI Founder and President Florence Reed, the event will feature author, environmentalist and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, and a special musical guests, emma’s revolution.
Recently winning the 2012 Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), founder and president of Sustainable Harvest International, Florence Reed, will kick off the event with a speech highlighting SHI’s devotion to sustainable farming education within Central America communities as a means to end poverty and deforestation.
Special guest, Bill McKibben, will also be speaking at SHI’s 15th anniversary event. Known as ‘the planet’s best green journalist,’ according to Time Magazine, and ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist,’ according to the Boston Globe, Bill McKibben is the founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges.
Providing musical entertainment for all, special guests, emma’s revolution, will be performing their award-winning activist music. Celebrating the release of their third CD, “Revolutions Per Minute,” their intimate acoustic to full-on funk sounds create new standards in the art of social justice.
Sustainable Harvest International also invites Patron-level donors to their private cocktail party hosted from 4:30-5:30 at Havana Restaurant. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Bill McKibben in person, enjoy a premium reserved seat at COA, and receive a special listing in the program booklet. Patron tickets are limited starting at $100 and are available until August 10.
General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. To learn more about Sustainable Harvest International and this event, visit http://www.sustainableharvest.org/mckibben or call 207-669-8254.
About Sustainable Harvest International
SHI addresses the tropical deforestation crisis in Central America by providing farmers with sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture. Founded in 1997, SHI has since expanded its reach from one program in Honduras to also include programs in Panama, Belize and Nicaragua. With the implementation of their programs, poor farmers are now taking responsibility for reversing environmental degradation and achieving economic viability within their own countries.