Earth Calendar for March 30th and 31st
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 "recycle right" for four weeks during the 2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge, a student-driven recycling competition for grades K-12 sponsored by the Green Schools Alliance. During the challenge, schools compete to improve recycling compliance, decrease contamination, raise awareness about consumption and celebrate waste reduction. At the core of the event is a simple question: are people recycling properly? The challenge is about getting people to "recycle right" and to build awareness about the impacts of simple everyday actions. Schools can register for the challenge online at the Green Schools Alliance website.
On Our Calendar
On Friday, April 13th from 6 pm - 9pm, the Western Wildlife Corridor will host their annual Wildflower Festival at the College of Mount St. Joseph. The Wildflower Festival is fun, free, and features a children's area, displays from over a dozen environmental organizations, a native plant sale, free classes on a variety of topics, a beekeeping display and an art & bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the Western Wildlife Corridor, a not-for-profit land trust dedicated to preserving the Ohio River Corridor, which runs from the Mill Creek to the Indiana state line. For more information visit the Western Wildlife Corridor's website.