Just call today’s post miscellaneous ideas on living with sustainability in mind.
Did you know that there are community gardens throughout the state? Check out the number of gardens in Wake County based in schools, community, and churches. The movement is growing.
Raleigh Community Gardens Meetup is a great way to connect and learn.
3rd Annual Film Feastival
If you missed Triangle Green Home’s showing of FRESH, the movie in October here’s an opportunity to see it and meet one of the farmers featured in the film, Joel Salatin. Will Allen was the featured speaker at the CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Lecture on November 9, 2009. I was so excited to meet him. He’s awe inspiring!
The movie is so inspiring showing sustainable farming methods and kicking the artificial fertilizer and feed habits. Learn Michal Pollan’s film, steps you can take to support the local foods movement and more!
Mar 9, 2010 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Meredith College, Jones Auditorium. Visit the event website for more information and registration.
WakeUp Water/Falls Lake Forum Saturday Feb 27th 9:30-noon
Attend WakeUP Wake County’s public education forum on water pollution in Falls Lake, the primary water source for Wake County residents. The agenda is packed full of experts. While the event is FREE and open to the public, advance registration is suggested.
- Welcome – Karen Rindge, Executive Director, WakeUP Wake County
- Protecting Falls Lake: Historical Overview – NC Representative Jennifer Weiss
- State of Falls Lake – Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, Director of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, NC State University
- Impact of Development and Stormwater Runoff – Kimberly Brewer, A.I.C.P., Associate Director, Tetra Tech
- Solutions to Polluted Runoff: Low Impact Development – Kathy DeBusk, Extension Engineer, NC State University
- Questions and Answers
- 10 min. break
- Costs of Lake Pollution – Kenneth Waldroup, Assistant Public Utilities Director, City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department
- Falls Lake Rulemaking Process: What’s at Stake – Elizabeth Ouzts, State Director, Environment NC
- Concluding Remarks: Past & Future Challenges – NC Senator Josh Stein & NC Senator Floyd McKissick
- Questions and Answers
Wake Freecycle is a web based community of 10,000 who post stuff for free rather than have it go the landfill. You’d be amazed at the variety of goods offered, working and not. They get picked up ASAP. Must be a lot of talented folks out there who can fix almost anything.
Re-use, reduce, recycle!