Earth Calendar for May 9th and 10th

May 9, 2012

May is Asthma Awareness Month. The United States Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Americans to take action against asthma by learning more about the disease and how it  affects their families and communities.

Nearly 26 million Americans, including more than 7 million children, are affected by this chronic respiratory disease, with low income and minority populations making up a majority of those affected.  Asthma is a disease that touches the lives of American families every day. The EPA is working hard to clean up the air we breathe and reduce the environmental causes of asthma and other respiratory illnesses. As we observe Asthma Awareness Month, it's important for parents and children to learn more about the disease and its triggers, in order to prevent attacks and better protect our health. Americans who suffer from asthma can learn to control their symptoms and still maintain active lifestyles. Check local air quality conditions, and make informed decisions about participating in outdoor activities. To help, an Air Quality Index mobile app is available on the EPA's website.

On Our Calendar
On Saturday, May 9th, spend the morning at Grailville for a day of flapping wings and flapjacks with experienced local birders. Enjoy a healthy, well-balanced and delicious pancake breakfast at 7:30 am, and then accompany local birders, Ann Oliver and John Robinson, on a rambling walk from 8:00 - 10:00 am to listen for and spot birds during their spring migrations. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (513) 683-2340.