Here are a few ideas for making every day Earth Day.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The private school also dedicated its solar panels.
Students, faculty and staff of Athens Montessori School gathered with local dignitaries, including Athens Mayor Nancy Denson and National Bank of Georgia President Bill Hopper to Celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2013. The school also took the opportunity to dedicate their new solar panels, which were installed last all. The three large solar panels, which were manufactured by Soniva in Norcross, Georgia, and installed by Joseph Kullman of Solar Sun World in Madison, Georgia, provide the school with nearly 80% of its electricity. The panels have been in operation since December. Since then, the school has saved almost $3,000 in energy costs and prevented 24,174 lbs. of CO2 emissions. Warren McPherson, Director of Athens Montessori …
Monday, April 22, 2013
These events are being coordinated by the UGA Office of Sustainability.
Monday, April 22: Earth Day Event 1: Earth Day Tabling Event Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: Tate Center Plaza Details: This event kicks off UGA Earth Week featuring information promoting sustainability initiatives from student- focused and community organizations. Also featured will be UGA Earth Week Headquarters, a table hosted by the UGA Office of Sustainability and UGA Students for Environmental Action to inform students, faculty and staff about the week’s activities and ways to volunteer and become involved on campus. A visit from the Chew Crew (yup those cute goats on campus) will highlight the fair! Event 2: Scott Russell Sanders Lecture Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia …
We revisit a heartfelt post by gardening guru Toni Sensory, who does celebrate Earth Day every day.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
UGA is bringing Sanders to speak at the Georgia Review's April 22nd Earth Day program.
By Stephen Corey Nationally known environmental activist and award-winning writer Scott Russell Sanders will speak on “Near and Distant Bears” during The Georgia Review’s fifth annual Earth Day program on April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Cecil B. Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. A reception will follow, with musical accompaniment by the eclectic Athens duo Hawk Proof Rooster. Supporting sponsors for the event are the University of Georgia’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and the State Botanical Garden. Sanders’ talk is open to the public free of charge, but seating in the Day Chapel is limited and people should plan to arrive early; Sanders’ books and copies of The …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
No more Earth Day, now it's Earth Week!
The University of Georgia is gearing up for Earth Week 2012, a weeklong celebration filled with events and activities aimed at providing tips for sustainable living and opportunities to enhance the quality of life in the UGA and Athens communities. The overall theme of Earth Week 2012 is “Watch Your Step!” Each day will feature a different area of focus with multiple opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to get involved. April 16 – Nature Day • Town Spring Restoration Planting: 3:30-5 p.m. The Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Grounds Department and Students for Environmental Action will host a cleanup at Town Spring, a stream located on Spring Street. Volunteers will pick up trash, pull invasive plant …