Wed March 6, 2013
Earth Calendar for March 6th and March 7th
The Center for Green Schools is looking for an exceptional K-12 school in any part of the world to be the 2013 Greenest School on Earth.
The Greenest School on Earth recognition is an annual announcement made by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, highlighting a K-12 school that exemplifies how sustainability can be integrated into what and where students learn.
K-12 schools applying for the Greenest School on Earth recognition must demonstrate strong examples of school efforts in the following three categories:
1. Efficient use of resources and reduced environmental impact
2. Enhanced occupant health and learning
3. Emphasis on sustainability and resource-conservation education
The Center is accepting nominations for the Greenest School on Earth through April 1st. An international panel of distinguished judges will select the 2013 recipient. The 2013 Greenest School on Earth recipient will receive a $5,000 grant to initiate or enhance a school sustainability program. The Center will highlight the winning school on the Center’s website through social media in an international press release. Additionally, a member of the Center for Green Schools team will make the official presentation of the award on site at the winning school in May. For more information visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Astronomer Charles Messier cataloged deep space objects in the 1700s. Now is your chance to see all 110 of them in one night at a Messier Marathon.
Dozens of enthusiastic and knowledgeable astronomers will share some of the largest telescopes in the tri-state and guide you through the heavens. The event is free and open to the public, no telescopes required. Bring warm clothes. The All-Night Star Party Races You Around the Universe Saturday March 9th and March 16th from dusk ‘til dawn. Set up begins at dusk but come at any time and stay as long as you like.
Stonelick State Park, Beach Area
2895 Lake Drive
Pleasant Plain, Ohio 45162
Messier Marathon is a free event, reservations are not needed and for further information call 513-321-5186.