Earth Calendar for July 9th and July 10th

Jul 9, 2012

Summertime means that weather conditions are favorable for ground-level ozone formation. Emissions from motor vehicles are the primary source of ozone-causing pollutants, accounting for almost half of our air pollution.  Because heat and sunlight are important factors in ozone formation, ozone pollution generally peaks during the months of April through October, on hot, sunny days with little or no wind and no precipitation.   On these days, it's particularly important to reduce how much you drive. Travel to work by taking public transportation, share a ride, walk or bike. Encourage your employer to become part of Best Workplaces for Commuters, a recognition and partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation that encourages employers to offer their employees an outstanding level of commuter benefits such as tax-free transit passes, vanpool benefits, or telecommuting.  To find out how your organization can participate, visit their website.

On Our Calendar

Hamilton County Parks presents NATURE OBSERVATION & JOURNALING, a program that includes observing animal tracks and signs and the basics of keeping a nature journal, followed by a hike to practice new skills. Bring a pencil, a small notebook and a desire to learn! For ages 18 and up are invited to Sharon Woods July 18th, 6:30 pm. Free, registration is required by July 16th at their website .