The University of Maine Office of Sustainability will offer two free public events for people to learn how to protect the planet and save money while having fun and competing for prizes.

UMaine Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Trivia Night will be held 5–7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the FFA room on the second floor of Memorial Union.

Attendees can enjoy free pies from Pat’s Pizza while playing trivia for prizes from local businesses, including Marsh Island Brewing, Orono Brewing Co., Verve and The Store Ampersand.

Participants also can learn to be a Climate Reality Leader and sign up for window inserts, a green certification audit and a Maine community energy license plate.

UMaine and the Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship will jointly present the Energy and Sustainability Fair6–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Orono United Methodist Church, 36 Oak St.

Sharon Klein, assistant professor in the School of Economics, will be the keynote speaker. Representatives from Efficiency Maine, New England Spray Foam Insulation, Osher Environment Systems, ReVision Energy, Penobscot Home Performance, WindowDressers, Arcadia Power, Bangor EcoHomes and Maine Green Power will be available to talk about practical energy-efficiency measures and programs.

There will be free slices from Pat’s Pizza and live music from Charlie Butera and Dylan Cunningham. Attendees will again be invited to sign up for free window inserts and a green certification audit. Registration is online.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation for either event, contact Alicia Oberholzer, energy efficiency and sustainability coordinator, at or visit the Office of Sustainability website at

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