Monday, April 22, 2013
The Fifth District Congressman is one of 24 members of the House and Senate concerned about the health and environmental effects of mining in Appalachia.
On Earth Day, April 22, Rep. Keith Ellison was listed in a story in The Nation about co-sponsors of a bill "to protect Appalachian families and communities from mountaintop removal." Ellison is one of 24 House and Senate members who support the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act. According to a thenation.com story, "Preliminary laboratory tests, using air samples from areas where people are living in Appalachia, show mountaintop removal mining dust kills heart cells and impairs vascular function." *** On Sunday, Ellison tweeted: 1978–2011, CEO pay grew more than 725%, more than stock market & more than annual pay of private-sector worker, which grew 5.7% What do you think about the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act and …
Here are some eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day any day!
Earth Day is Monday, April 22. Founded in 1970 in the U.S. as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. Although Earth Day is a great reminder to be environmentally conscious, there are plenty of simple ways you can celebrate the earth all year long. Here are just 10 ways you can be eco-friendly long after Earth Day is over: 1. Plant a tree. Planting a tree is perhaps the most common Earth Day activity, but you can plant a tree any day of the year. Trees produce oxygen and help reduce air pollution. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a year, …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A while back, director Karen Shragg shared some advice on going greener and how the nature center can offer some help.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The week of April 21-28, 2013 provides a variety of opportunities to celebrate and help out the Earth.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Celebrate Earth Day When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 Where: Richardson Nature Center, Hyland Park, Bloomington. Why go: Check out pond creatures outdoors, visit the nature center, view birds at the feeders and meet captive raptors. Cost: Free Preschool Drop-Off: Kits and Cubs: Helping the Earth When: Classes April 22, 23 and 25, 2013. Where: Elm Creek Park Reserve and Fish Lake Park Reserve, Maple Grove Why go: For ages 4 and 5. Cost: Learn about recycling, pick up litter on a hike, and design a recycled art project. Have a organic snack and listen to an Earth Day story. Cost: $10, reservations required. Visit the Three Rivers Park District website for details. Volunteer at Three …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Get outdoors in the parks April 21-27, 2013.
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Saturday, April 6
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Walk with a Naturalist Sunday, April 21, from 1-2 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Take a guided walk along Silverwood’s trails. Come every month to experience how the park and its animal residents change throughout the year. Bring binoculars if you have them. Stay after to take part in our monthly Let’s Get StARTed activity. This program is free and open to all ages. Celebrate Earth Day! Sunday, April 21, from 2-4 p.m., at Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Celebrate Earth Day outdoors. Catch pond critters with a net, bring rubber boots to muck in the pond, and play in the Off-Trail Nature Exploration Area. Also, explore exhibits inside the nature …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This year's them is "Go Lean, Go Green."
After seeing roughly 550 attendees in 2011, the Richfield Public Schools District is gearing up for its fifth Community Wellness Expo on April 14. The event aims to encourage residents to get more involved—physically and mentally— in physical activities, healthy eating and taking better care of the environment. The morning event will feature mutliple vendors and demonstrations, with tips on how to go lean and green, with activities for all ages. From face painting and a kids Zumba class to a mile run with Superintendent Bob Slotterback, the event is open to anyone who wishes to come and join in the activities. In addition, canned food items will be collected for VEAP and old shoes are being collected for recycling by the Recycling …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Looking to become a little greener at home? A series of Hennepin County Library classes might help.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Editor's Note: Information provided by Hennepin County. With Earth Day coming in April, a holiday that will also bring a plethora of events thoughout the month, why not learn how you can help the environment by reducing waste and recycling more in this series offered at the Hennepin County Libraries. Recycling Learn what can and can’t be recycled and where can you find new homes for your unwanted stuff. Green Celebrations Learn how you can reduce the amount of waste created from entertaining with a little planning ahead of time. Curbside Challenge Learn how to reduce your household garbage down to one curbside-can a month. For details and to register, visit hclib.org, keyword search “Master Recycler” under events and classes tab, or call …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Richfield's Melanie Lawrence-Smith received a top teacher award, while inclement weather postpones many area sports meets and games. All this and whatever else you might have missed, from the week that was.
The big news around Richfield last week came Thursday when Richfield S.T.E.M. School teacher Melanie Lawrence-Smith was honored as a recipient of Fox 9 TV’s Top Teacher of the Year Award. Richfield Patch was there to catch the big announcement and the reaction of Lawrence-Smith. To see a video of her reaction to the news, click here. In case you missed anything else, in other news: Schools With Prom season upon us, Richfield Patch investigated the Going Rate to attend the dance these days. To see the price breakdowns, click here. Richfield High School’s (RHS) Tyler Jegtvig committed to the College of St. Scholastica to play baseball next year. The Richfield School Board discussed The Choice is Yours Program at its regular meeting April 18 …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Minnesota School of Business-Richfield staff headed to Adam's Hill Park to do some cleanup on Earth Day.
Richfield Minnesota School of Business (MSB) campus staff took a break from their desks and headed to Adam's Hill Park to do some park cleanup for Friday's Earth Day.
Friday is Earth Day and the 10th day of Karen Shragg's eco-friendly tips.
Editor's Note: April 22 is Earth Day, as it has been for over 40 years. But why limit it to just one day? Join us here on Nature Notes for the next 10 days for a new environmentally-friendly tip from Karen Shragg, naturalist and director of Wood Lake Nature Center. Pick an organization that supports your favorite environmental cause and make a donation this Earth Day. Do your homework, check out how they spend their funds and how much of your donation goes towards the actual cause. During the year you can give them a donation for birthdays and holidays. This can usually be done in the name of a person, which is often appreciated. If you can’t donate money, perhaps you can donate your time. Volunteers are highly depended on in most …