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 August 21, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 21st and August 22nd

  Run Wild during the Cincinnati Zoo's Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 1st, at 8 a.m. Guests of all ages are invited to join the fun during the 3.1 mile run and walk through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo. The course features the Zoo’s unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 19th and August 20th

 Yellow jackets are a type of paper wasp found across the country. Depending on the species, they either nest above or below ground in colonies with workers and one queen that lays eggs. During the spring and early summer, workers build-up the colony with chambers for eggs and a protective, outer shell. When the colony reaches full size, the queen lays eggs that will develop into male and female yellow jackets that leave the nest to start new colonies the following year.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 16th and August 17th

 

  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated August as Tree Check Month and urges the public to check trees for signs of Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB).    

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 14th and August 15th

  

The US EPA offers a school flag program to raise awareness about air quality conditions by raising flags in front of schools during the week. The School Flag Program uses colored flags based on US EPA’s Air Quality Index to notify teachers, coaches, students and others about air quality conditions.

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Earth Calendar
3:30 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 12th and August 13th

  

 A typical city block generates more than five times as much rainwater runoff as a forested area of the same size. This is because rooftops and pavement don’t allow water grasslands do. Instead, rainwater runs off pavement into the nearest storm drain, where it’s transported to local streams, rivers and eventually the ocean.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 7th and August 8th

It’s time to enjoy a variety of top-notch art in one of Kettering’s most beautiful parks! The 25th Annual Art on the Commons is a one-day display and sale of fine arts and fine crafts from over one hundred artists from Ohio and surrounding states.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 5th and August 6th

  

  

Hot, sunny summer days produce just the right conditions for formation of ground-level ozone, created when sunlight sets off a chemical reaction between oxygen and pollution emitted from cars, refineries and power and chemical plants.

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Earth Calendar
2:50 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Earth Calendar for August 2nd and August 3rd

  

  

You are invited to join the Transition Initiative for a Summer Swap Shop hosted by Grailville! If you have an excess of garden produce, a good book looking for a new home, a few little jars of homemade laundry detergent, your special pesto sauce or whatever you have that you would like to share with others, bring it to Grailville  for a fun-filled morning of giving and receiving and community building. 

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Earth Calendar
2:50 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Earth Calendar for July 31st and August 1st

Edible Ohio Valley magazine and The Greater Cincinnati Master Gardener Association are bringing together community leaders in sustainability at the second annual Ohio Valley Greenmarket, August 3rd and 4th.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Earth Calendar for July 29th and July 30th

  

 Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Whole Foods Market are inviting residents to take part in a unique recycling event, aptly named the "One Stop Drop". Residents are encouraged to participate by bringing hard-to-recycle items like electronic waste and plastic grocery bags to one convenient drop off location for free recycling.

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