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.
The Alliance for Leadership and Interconnection forged Cincinnati Public School's Green Schools movement and all CPS schools in phases 3 and 4 will be built LEED certified. Dater Montessori School received an Excellent rating on the Ohio Report Card and has gained another milestone: recognition as Ohio's first public school renovation to achieve LEED Gold certification. The public is invited to Dater for a brief program, "Green School Building Community Education", on Thursday, April 26th, 4:30 pm.
Dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places, Sharon Negri founded the Mountain Lion Foundation in 1986 and served as it's director until 1990. Today she directs WildFurtures, a non-profit organization that works to bridge the gap between science and conservation and promotes an understanding of large carnivores through education and community involvement.
Angel's Rest Animal Sanctuary's goal is to end animal suffering and needless euthanasia of shelter animals by providing a "retirement home" for animals that are deemed unadoptable by other agencies or have no place to go. These animals are in imminent danger of being euthanized because they are critically ill, old, disabled, have suffered trauma or have special needs. In honor of the Great American Cleanup, the sanctuary is in need of volunteers to help spruce up the area, be it kitty litter or tree limbs.