Friday, May 16, 2014

Environmental Events this Weekend

Many environment-related events this weekend!

5/17 from 10-2, the fourth annual Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet event takes place at Riverside Elementary in Princeton. I'll be there to talk about raingardens and plants in general, Dorothy Mullen, who has done so much to make the Riverside garden part of the school's curriculum, "will be doing salad dressing tastings, seed planting, garden tours, delicious local foods (Bent Spoon, Whole Earth Kale Salad and Terra Momo sandwiches again!), fun crafts, family yoga classes, edible insects (alternative protein!), sheep, rabbits, chickens, a basket raffle, local green exhibits, over $3000 in sponsors and lots more."

5/17 and 5/18, at 8am, Two birdwalks at the Institute Woods. (Starts at Rogers Refuge) "The Institute Woods near the Institute for Advanced Study is an excellent place to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds. Two dates are offered so that you can pick the most convenient for you."
Directions and contact info at this link.

5/17, noon to 2pm: SolarJam 2014: Local Student Solar Fair Princeton area's first ever student solar celebration, “SolarJam 2014,” will be held at Princeton High School.  Nine area schools are sending teams of students from 3rd-11th grade who have built either solar mini cars or created passive solar projects.  The solar mini cars will participate in a fun race.  The event is sponsored by PSEG and organized by OASIS (Organizing Action on Sustainability In Schools), a local non-profit school consortium.

DR Greenway Spring Native Plant Sale
This Friday, May 16, 3 - 6pm
This Saturday, May 17, 9am - 12pm
at the Johnson Education Center

5/17, 10-2p, 2014 Wheels Rodeo, at Princeton Municipal Parking Lot, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 


5/29, Great Ideas Breakfast – Water: Our Most Undervalued Resource, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at Princeton Public Library. Presentation by Stonybrook Watershed Assoc, on what can we as residents do to conserve water and maintain the high quality we expect for the health and well-being of our families and our community. After the brief talk, I'll lead the discussion group focused on utilizing runoff in the yard to feed raingardens and other plantings.

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