Earth Calendar

Monday - Saturday, 10:30am & 1:40pm

Kathy Costello updates environmental news and local events Monday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and Monday-Friday afternoons at 1:40 on WNKU.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 19th and September 20th

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is generally considered anything that plugs into a wall or accepts batteries. E-waste has surfaced as an important issue, because it can be dangerous if disposed of improperly.

The 2012 Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste sponsored Computer and TV Recycling Drop-off Program is now open, with a NEW location. 

Bring proof of Hamilton County, Ohio residency such as a driver's license or utility bill to: 

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 17th and September 18th

Help Pick the 7 Endangered Wonders of the World!  Make your voice heard in a fun way and take part in a new initiative designed to bring increased attention – and ultimately protection – to some of the world’s most endangered animals. The Alliance for Zero Extinction’s (AZE) new 7 Wonders campaign asks conservation-minded people like you to help select seven sites from around the globe to highlight the plight of species on the brink.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 14th and September 15th

We all know cleaning is a chore that just has to get done but why does picking a safer cleaning product also have to be a burden? The scary fact is, ingredient labels aren't mandatory for cleaning products. Some companies don't list anything, while others list just one or two ingredients or use vague terms.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 12th and September 13th

The public is invited to an all day, free benefit concert dedicated to the preservation of Southwest Ohio's healthy trees.  TreeAid will include 8 hours of continuous music, food vendors, green industry professionals, educational booths and demonstrations.  Sunday, September 16th  Noon - 8:00 pm at Bethel's Burke Park

Music Lineup:

noon-1:15    Acoustic Edge

1:30 - 2:45    Tracy Walker

3:00 - 4:15    Acoustic Heroes

4:30 - 5:45    Bryon Cox    

6:15 - 8:00    HearSay

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 7th and September 8th

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service asks the public to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)! Since the spread of ALB to Stonelick Township from the Bethel area, citizens are encouraged to become familiar with the signs ALB could be present in trees on their property. Adult beetles are most active during the summer and early fall, making September one of the peak times for emergence of this invasive pest. They can be seen on trees, branches, walls, outdoor furniture, cars, sidewalks, or even caught in pool filters.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 5th and September 6th

There are 25 million reasons why it's important to reduce school bus idling and the key to reducing idling is us! Clean School Bus's National Idle Reduction Campaign helps communities take action toward a cleaner, healthier environment. It recognizes the important role of the school bus driver as a professional who is responsible for the safety and security of kids.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 3rd and September 4th

Sample the wonders of nature at the 9th Annual Great Outdoor Weekend scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd.  Enjoy over 120 outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs at over 50 locations in 8 counties in Greater Cincinnati.  Take a kayak lesson.  Hike a new trail.  Learn how to cook while backpacking.  Explore the tree canopy 60 feet in the air.    Tag a Monarch butterfly.   Play a CSI "nature detective".

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Earth Calendar for August 31st and September 1st

WaterStep, a nonprofit organization that works to save lives at risk from waterborne illness around the world, will host the first annual IF Water Conference,  Tuesday, September 18th from 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m at Louisville Kentucky’s Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Idea Festival.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Earth Calendar for August 29th and August 30th

The U.S. EPA’s School Flag Program uses colored flags based on the Air Quality Index (AQI) to notify teachers, coaches, students, and others about outdoor air quality conditions. Schools raise a colored flag each day that corresponds to their local air quality forecast. The purpose of this program is to create public awareness of outdoor air quality conditions so children can continue to exercise while protecting their health when air quality is in unhealthy ranges.

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