On Our Calendar http://wnku.org en Earth Calendar for March 30th and 31st http://wnku.org/post/earth-calendar-march-30th-and-31st <p>Every year, Americans generate 250 million tons of trash - enough to fill a line of garbage trucks that would stretch from the Earth halfway to the moon. Studies have shown that at least 75% of our waste could be recycled or composted. On April 2nd, thousands of students in schools across the country will aim to &quot;recycle right&quot; for four weeks during the <a href="http://www.greencupchallenge.net/">2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge</a>, a student-driven recycling competition for grades K-12 sponsored by the <a href="http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/">Green Schools Alliance</a>. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Kathy Costello 8976 at http://wnku.org Earth Calendar for March 30th and 31st Earth Calendar for March 14th and 15th http://wnku.org/post/earth-calendar-march-14th-and-15th <p>The third week in March is designated as <a href="http://www.poisonprevention.org/poison.htm">National Poison Prevention Week</a> to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. Every day, people can (and do) prevent poisonings. More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90% of those reported occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. In addition, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Kathy Costello 8372 at http://wnku.org Earth Calendar for March 14th and 15th Earth Calendar for March 12th and 13th http://wnku.org/post/earth-calendar-march-12th-and-13th <p>The <a href="http://www.ohioriverfdn.org/">Ohio River Foundation</a> is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 by a group of citizens concerned about the Ohio River, and the need for increased citizen response to the degradation of this valuable natural resource. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Kathy Costello 8371 at http://wnku.org Earth Calendar for March 12th and 13th Earth Calendar for February 22nd and 23rd http://wnku.org/post/earth-calendar-february-22nd-and-23rd <p><a href="http://www.keepcincinnatibeautiful.org">Keep Cincinnati Beautiful</a> is asking us to save the date: Saturday, March 31st from 10 am&nbsp;- 1 pm.&nbsp;This year they will be kicking off the Great American Cleanup by cleaning the city&#39;s dirtiest highway&#39;s exit and entrance ramps. They have teamed up with the Ohio Department of Transportation, but citizen volunteers are also needed to pitch in.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Kathy Costello 7603 at http://wnku.org Earth Calendar for February 22nd and 23rd