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Archive for March, 2009

Check out this article about Earth Hour.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/earth_hour_2009.html

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Think of transportation and exercise as a glorious package deal. 

Can walking/biking/rollerblading to work, school or to errands and appointments eliminate the need for a gym membership, and its associated expense and resource consumption.

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Rain Garden Workshops

These workshops are being done by the Cumberland River Compact.

Upcoming Rain Barrel Workshops:

• April 11 at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 10 am

• April 14 at Strafford High

• April 21 at Strafford High

• April 30 at Warner Park Nature Center, 6:30 pm

• May 9 at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 10 am

• May 15 at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Noon

• June 6 at Shelby Nature Center in conjunction with the Catfish Rodeo and Water Festival, 10 am

• July 11 at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 10 am

• August 15 at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 10 am

See a date you like?   Call 862-8539 to register!

 The mission of the Cumberland River Compact is to enhance the water quality of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation among citizens, businesses, and agencies in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Check out Tennessee Green.com

Daily green tips

Latest environmental news and green living

Interact with others through forums.Learn about green organizations and businesses.

Calendar of events like hikes, clean-ups, public meetings and social events.

Discover places to hike, paddle and enjoy natutr in Tennessee.

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Green Nashville

Check out this article from Nashville Lifestyles magazine:

http://www.nashvillelifestyles.com/article/20090303/NL01/302260007

It tells about the “green” initiatives in the Gulch area downtown and how the area is now LEED certified. 

The library subscribes to this title.  (Feb. 2007 — current)

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Check out the recycling videos at the Metro Beautification website.    They make you think. 

Here is a quote about the importance of water:

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water… Its substance reaches everywhere; it touches the past and prepares the future; it moves under the poles and wandered thinly in the heights of air.  It can assume forms of exquisite perfection in a snowflake, or strip the living to a single shining bone cast up by the sea.”  — Loren Eisley, The Immense Journey.

Something to think about.

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