Earth Day Special Events and Offers

40th Anniversary of Earth Day!!!!

What a beautiful day to celebrate the earth, learn more and commitment to a sustainable life.

Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970 according to Wikipedia.  College campuses and communities have been celebrating each year since then. It was quite a movement in the early days and is one of the formative events in my life.

Learn more at the official Earth Day Site,


See you on the brickyad (between DH Hill Library and the round Harrelson Hall) for an Energy Fair. The event is NCSU’s annual celebration of Earth week events. Check the calendar for more information.

Campus Farmer’s Market, Clean Cities Expo, Fair Trade Bazaar, RE Corridor and over 80 exhibitors! Student-led recycling and sustainability games near the Wolf Ears. The largest NC State Earth Day ever!

Giveaways include a Samsung Reclaim phone, Widespread Panic tickets, iTunes gift certificates and more!

I’ll be there in the CityGate Real Estate booth. Come on down and learn about green building in the Triangle, ways to live sustainably, how to make your home more energy efficient, tax incentives for home owners and meet an EcoBroker!

Get your FREE Home Energy Assessment, my special offer for Earth Month.   It’s a great time to assess your home and see what you can do to make it more efficient before the air conditioning season starts.

Make a green pledge for Earth Day

See which state is the greenest!  So far Washington and Vermont are the greenest.

The pledge is simple or make your own commitment to the Planet today on Earth Day!!!

Your Pledge:

Bring reusable bags to the supermarket.
Make a local/organic meal.
Plant a tree.
Bike or walk a trip instead of driving.
Write a letter or email on a green issue I care about.

Click here or on the map to go to the Sierra Club site and make your pledge.


15% REBATE on ENERGY STAR appliances starting on Earth Day April 22 through 25th. According to last night’s news report,DON’T WAIT TILL SATURDAY!!  The number of dollars allocated to each state is limited. Other states have used up their allotment within hours of the rebate starting date.

FYI, your old “clunker” will be recycled.

SHRED IT 9-noon

Sponsors: City of Raleigh , Oak Park Shopping Center , ProShred Security, Connell Realty, Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office.  Click here for more information.

IMPORTANT: Shredding events are for residents and small businesses only and are offered free of charge for up to THREE BOXES of documents. Documents do not have to be removed from envelopes. Window envelopes with film are okay. Staples do not have to be removed but PAPER CLIPS DO HAVE TO BE REMOVED. No file folders with metal hangers.

These events are to protect your identity and the environment by shredding PAPER documents. Please do not bring in paper mixed with trash! Doing so may jeopardize our working relationship with our shredding vendor and we may not be able to bring you these FREE events in the future. PAPER ONLY, no CDs, DVD, diskettes, cassettes, VHS or other media accepted. Thanks for your cooperation.

Solid Waste Services staff will be at this event to answer recycling questions. We’re hoping for a good turnout.

Bianca M. Howard
Community Education Specialist
City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services
(919) 996 – 6872

Durham Earth Day – Saturday April 24

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arth Day Festival 2010

About the Festival

Durham Earth Day Festival 2010
Date: Saturday April 24, 2010
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St., in Downtown Durham
Theme: Go Green

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“Go Green” at Durham’s 2010 Earth Day Festival. Celebrate our sense of community, raise awareness of current local and global environmental issues, actively engage in hands-on learning activities, and celebrate our environmental success. Festival goers will participate in “green” activities and demos; learn about many green practices and products at the Sustainability Expo and Earth Art Market; and enjoy great music, food and much more! The Durham Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc.


About trianglegreenhomes

EcoBroker, Realtor, Environmentalist and tireless advocate for green housing. Helping clients find a high performance home or make their current home more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and improve the indoor air quality.
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