Monday, March 21, 2011

Great Community Events

Last Saturday was a great green day! Not only the weather was nice to be out exploring, but also we had a few good events to attend.

There was the St. Johns River clean up from 8am to 12pm, the 13th Annual Trade Show from the SCCA in partnership with the Brevard’s Green Team from 9am to 12pm, and the Eco-Friendly Fair at the zoo from 10am to 4pm.

Since my daughter loves the zoo (and I do too!), we went to the Eco-Friendly Fair. It was great! There were activities for the kids, information for the grown-ups and for the kids too.

Besides sharing information and demonstrating how to make rugs out of old t-shirts, edible play-dough using peanut butter or chocolate, and creative planters out of juice bags, the staff was eager to explain all about their conservation projects and share resources on reusing and recycling. These are some of the new resources they recommended:

·   Planet Green (www.planetgreen.com) – this is a Discovery site with loads of information, quizzes, and good ideas.

·   The Greens (http://www.meetthegreens.org/) – a site for kids that has entertaining ways to engage kids in learning about conservation, re-using items, and saving energy.

·   The Environmentally Endangered Lands Program (http://www.eelbrevard.com/) – the site has information on the program, a guide to the conservation, education and recreation sanctuaries, and a list of events. There are 12 sanctuaries with plenty to explore! You can see a map of all the sanctuaries at  http://www.eelbrevard.com/pubs/eel_brochure.pdf.

 

Keep Brevard Beautiful was also there. We stopped by to talk to them. I was happy to learn that Keep Brevard Beautiful is one of the top participants in all the programs countrywide. Way to go Brevard! 

We also learned more about the upcoming Trash Bash on April 16th from 8am to 12pm. The bash will take place in several sites in North, Central, and South Brevard. For a complete list, visit http://www.keepbrevardbeautiful.org/events_trashbash.html. For more information, contact Barb at bvenutokbb@yahoo.com or 321-631-0501 x. 203 or 321-480-9273 (cell).

Great events then and more to come!

Recycle Brevard!