Earth Calendar October 5th and October 6th

Oct 5, 2012

 More than 53 million children and almost three million adults spend a significant portion of their days in approximately 112,000 public and private school buildings, many of which are old and inadequately maintained, and which often contain environmental conditions that inhibit learning and pose increased risks to the health of children and staff. EPA's new Healthy School Environments will help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents and teachers find the resources they need to address environmental health issues in schools.  There are many steps that parents, schools and communities can take to help promote healthy school environments. EPA has resources in a number of programs that are designed to help schools and communities take action to protect children's health in one of the most important places—where children learn.  The EPA provides more information at their website.

On Our Calendar: Cincinnati Zoo's Native Plants Symposium.  The Cincinnati Zoo invites the public to an exciting, informative day dedicated to great native plants for wildlife, for people, and for the landscape. Expert and entertaining speakers will discuss these wonderful plants and how to best increase the diversity and functionality of our yards and gardens. This full day seminar includes admission to the Zoo, parking, lectures, a catered lunch, a silent plant auction, native plant sale and non-profit organization displays. ASLA, APLD, ISA, ONLA, PLANET, and PGMS CEUs Approved.  Cost of this full day lecture, including lunch is $45 per attendee.  Saturday, November 10th, 9:00 am-5:00 pm at the Cincinnati Zoo.  For ticket information and registration please visit the Cincinnati Zoo’s website. Registration Deadline is November 5th.