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The flowers are beautiful along the Richland Creek Greenway. Take a break and discover this beautiful little piece of paradise right behind our college. We are a part of the Richland Creek Watershed and need to make sure it is protected. Come check out the library’s environmental exhibit. The library has a new book called Weeds of the South (SB612 .S85 W44 2009). We also have a lot of other books about how to take care of our home, the Earth.

Showy Evening Primrose

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Rose Vervain

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Red Clover

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Smooth Vetch (Native to Europe) Found all over Tennessee along roadsides , fields, and waste places.

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Privot Hedge (an Invasive species)

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Rough Fleabane

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Crown Vetch

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Carolina Falsedandelion

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Smooth Vetch

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Yellow Goatsbeard

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Indian Hemp (May-July)

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Purple Coneflower (not the Tennessee Coneflower) — June

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The Environmental/Biking Librarian cleans up Mt. Juliet.

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Free Fundraising Webinar 
The National Environmental Education Foundation hosted Developing a Fundraising Plan, a free webinar.

To paraphrase the sagely advice: “No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan.” The same applies to fundraising. Laying out a strong plan before you start a campaign helps to ensure the success of your organization’s efforts. Learn the various aspects of a fundraising plan including goals, organizational assessment, timelines, fund diversification, identification of donors (and the “donor pyramid”) and evaluation.

This webinar, facilitated by of The Association of Partners for Public Lands, discussed how to design a fundraising strategy and tackle the problems frequently found at each stage of the fundraising process.

 

 

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April 18 Webinar:
Eco-Reps – Student Sustainability Educators

Join this webinar and learn about our new guide, Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaining an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus

This new resource, co-published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation, features more than 18 campuses and their efforts to design, implement and evaluate an Eco-Rep program. This webinar will spotlight four campus Eco-Rep programs, including Babson College, University of Pennsylvania, Western Washington University and Lehigh University. This webinar is being hosted in partnership with AASHE and facilitated by Dr. Christina Erickson from Champlain College, author of Student Sustainability Educators.

The free webinar, with Q&A, will begin at 2:00pm Eastern (NY time) and end at 3:00pm. Participants will receive instructions two days before the conference. Participants that want to participate via the phone only can request a copy of the presentation; options are available to receive audio by phone or computer.

 

 

More upcoming opportunities:

US Green Building Council Community Green Chairs – Deadline for Applications is April 13

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC seeks to recruit and train five mid-career professionals to serve as Community Green Chairs. These Volunteer Chairs will work with USGBC National to support green building education and training efforts at community colleges, and will lead the development, implementation, management and growth of Community Green program activities in their region.

April 16-17, 2012: Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, University of Maryland

This conference will include directors and staff from sustainability, facilities, health & safety, campus planning and business offices, as well as other stakeholders and partners in sustainability. The 2012 conference tracks are life cycle of the built environment, community connections, campus as a learning laboratory, fostering behavior change, and strategic implementation. National Wildlife Federation will host a workshop on campus sustainability as hands-on training and co-host a workshop on the Campus Conservation Nationals, resource use reduction competition.

April 17, 2012: EPA Region 6 Conversation with Universities for Earth Day Webinar

The “EPA/RSC R6 Converses with Universities” webinar will focus on Sustainability. Sala Senkayi will provide a short introduction, followed by David Reazin who will go over Water Sustainability, Joyce Stubblefield will discuss Development and Redevelopment, and Eugene Thilsted (2011 RSC Chair) in addition to Stacy Murphy will both present a segment on Integrated Pest Management (aka IPM). This webinar will serve a relevant purpose of informing the general public of how EPA deals with Sustainability across the Agency’s many Divisional Programs. The webinar is on April 17 from 2:30-4:00pm CDT; click the link above to join on April 17.

May 10-11, 2012: Good Jobs, Green Jobs in Detroit 

The Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference will feature workshops covering topics such as workforce development, clean energy manufacturing, transportation infrastructure investments, emerging green sectors, worker safety and the financial tools needed to build the green economy. National Wildlife Federation will host a workshop on community colleges and their successful programs and partnerships for emerging green sectors.

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Bikes and libraries: double-barreled independence | Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Bicycles and libraries just go together!

Both represent freedom.

Riding a bike to the library is the best.

Bicycles are good for the environment and your health, too.

Reading and bicycling are both just plain fun!

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