Bardis added he feels what truly makes the celebration so unique is the way it is being organized.
"Most events are planned by a small number of people who work to have many others fulfill their ideas and vision. This is a grassroots event, so the initial core groups have simply put into place the basic goals and planning process and are now working to connect with other groups that have either already planned something or are likely to be interested in starting something for that week."
He added that although the group came up with many ideas during their first meeting, what events are finally planned will depend on what other groups bring to the project.
"We want groups to do what they do best, but also consider letting their current plans evolve so we can all complement and support each other in ways that build a stronger, more interconnected community," he said.
Those interested in helping plan events for Earth Week are encouraged to attend the next meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the North Country Co-op on Bridge Street. The meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m.
More information is available at www.localsustainability.com and www.localearthweek.blogspot.com.