Wed July 11, 2012
Earth Calendar for July 11th & July 12th
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation will soon put the final stamp of approval on a plan to require better gas mileage for new vehicles. A new campaign is under way to show support for the new mileage standard – 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The benefits include saving money at the pump, creating jobs in the auto industry, reducing our dangerous dependence on oil, cutting harmful carbon pollution and educating the public about what it all means. The total fuel savings over the lifetime of a new vehicle will total more than eight thousand dollars for the average consumer – and that adds up to a nationwide savings of 444 billion dollars over the life of vehicles with the higher standard. It means real savings for the average American consumer, while making our cars go twice as far on a gallon of gas. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and the White House are working on providing real solutions for high prices at the pump. The campaign comes from the Save Our Environment Action Fund – a coalition of environmental organizations, and features an ad that can be seen at the website.
On Our Calendar. The City of Independence Kentucky will present youth art programs for kids ages 5 to 13 July 13th, August 3rd and August 10th from 10:00 am until noon in the Memorial Park Shelterhouse. Art projects will include Mosaic Flower Pots, Cartooning and Matting Sketch, Tye Dye T-shirts and Bird Houses. For information call (859) 363-2934 or visit the website.