The United States has one of the safest public drinking water systems in the world. Tap water not only provides water for daily activities such as drinking, bathing and cooking, it also benefits the entire community by providing water to serve businesses, school and hospitals and promoting overall health. May 6th - 12th is Drinking Water Week, an annual observance whose theme this year, "Water: Celebrate the Essential", will underscore the many services provided by public drinking water in the United States.
The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities enables Mill Creek communities to protect and enhance the value of the Mill Creek, its tributaries and watershed. Through collaborative action, the Council strives to make the Mill Creek area a more desirable place to live, work and play. On Friday, May 18th, the Council welcomes people of all ages to tour the Upper Mill Creek Watershed. Participants will be led on a journey through various Upper Mill Creek neighborhoods wile discussing projects, goals, and future endeavors.
If you own an electric car or hybrid or are just interested in learning more about an eco-friendly alternative to conventional gas-fueled cars and their ecological footprints, Cincinnati's Electric Car Club invites you to their first meeting. Joining the club will allow you to meet other hybrid and plug-in electric enthusiasts to discuss what is possible for the newly formed group.
Thinking about raising chickens of your own? Learn the basics at Imago's Introduction to Backyard Chickens Presentation and Field Trip. Heather Redden from Nature's Harbor Farm will cover the basics of keeping chickens in an urban setting. Heather will cover such topics as housing, care and feeding, choosing breeds, keeping peace with neighbors, the biology of egg laying, the benefits of producing your own eggs, chicken behavior and much more. The presentation will be followed by a chicken and duck tour of the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage.
This spring, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve will become a work of art with colorfully decorated pots hanging from the trees. Painted Pots Week is a fun opportunity for kids and adults to show their creativity and celebrate spring. Clay planting pots will be available for painting and decorating on the front porch of the Nature's Niche Gifts and Books store. Visitors are encouraged to leave their pots when they are finished, which will be hung from the trees throughout the park. Blooming Fun Weekend kicks off with a chance to pick a hanging pot and plant a wildflower in it.
Earth Day happens just once a year. The United States EPA would like to know what your global moment on Earth Day 2012 looked like. You can share your best photo of the day with the world. Join Flickr and get ready to submit your best shot of our environment how you saw it on Earth Day! You are invited to share a photo that was taken at any time during April 22nd of where you were, then upload it to your Flickr account and share it with the State of the Environment group.
Cincinnati Reds players Jay Bruce, Ryan Hannigan, Drew Stubbs and Mike Leake are teaming up with Global Environmental Services and many of Cincinnati's leading corporations for the third annual "Players for the Planet" e-waste recycling event. The "Players for the Planet" recycling efforts provide a simple and convenient way for Reds fans and citizens of Greater Cincinnati to recycle old electronics such as televisions, computers, radios and VCRs. Take your items to one of the three event locations for e-waste recycling:
Kenton County Parks and Recreation are grateful for their many Program, Lunch and Prize Partners. With support generated from these partnerships, their efforts and the benefits they can provide to the community are greatly magnified. IN their efforts to continue to provide entertainment, educational programs, activites and events throughout Kenton County, KCP&R has numerous partnership opportunities available. If you would like to help out, you can provide your support and begin to immediately reap the benefits of associating your name with Kenton County Parks and Recreation.
Have you ever heard of six-word essays or flash fiction? It's a unique genre of writing that focuses on sharing a meaningful story or idea in just six words. The idea of very short stories began before the digital age, but has begun to thrive recently as people share their stories and essays via social networks. The EPA felt that the six-word essay would be a great way to celebrate the environment. The Unites States EPA has launched the Six Words for the Planet project in partnership with SMITH Magazine.
Your "green umbrella" - those things you do to help protect our environment - is vital to sustaining our community. Green Umbrella is an online community to help you learn about ways to expand your umbrella and track your green activities. You will be able to see your impact on your community and learn how to compare it to your family and friends. You will also discover how much money you are saving along the way.