Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sustainability Center lists week's events

PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE photo of muddy water running off unfinished and no-longer city authorized Aspen Ridge site and into storm drain at the Intersection of South Duncan Avenue and Eleventh Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after a rainstorm on February 15, 2008.

NWA Sustainability Center (info@nwasc.org)
Sent: Tue 2/05/08 11:59 AM
February Newsletter
Upcoming Events
NOTE: On our website (updated within the next few days) (www.nwasc.org), you will find a complete list of upcoming events. On the webpage you can access more information associated with these events, such as fliers and maps.
Green Drinks - A Monthly Happy Hour for Sustainability and Environmental Professionals
02/06/2008 - 5:30
About: Organic beer, wine, sodas, smoothies, coffee, and fresh, natural food is available. Liquor Mart will bring a special wine selection. Omni's Carbon Caps Task Force will be sharing information on their work (see announcement below). Please pass this information along to friends and colleagues. Hope to see you there!
Location: Smilin' Jacks at 262 N. School Ave. in Fayetteville (behind Dickson St. Bookshop; across School Ave. from the Walton Arts Center Rose Garden

Omni's Carbon Caps Task Force launches an educational ad campaign
Omni's Carbon Caps Task Force (CCTF)
is launching an ad campaign to educate the Arkansas public in
preparation for the 2009 General Assembly of the state Legistature.
The CCTF's focus is to support the work of Governor Beebe's
Commission on Global Warming. The CCTF was instrumental in the
creation of the Commission in 2007.
To continue their support, the CCTF is beginning a publicity program to
bring global warming issues into public awareness. The first of their
initiatives is an ad campaign in the state's major news outlets.
Community support from Omni has created a $4000 matching fund to jump
start the campaign. We need your matching donations to make use of
this generous gift. Your support will go towards ad spots in
newspapers that provide basic facts and information about global
warming. With the fossil-fuel industry spending millions in Arkansas
to convince the public their technology is safe, we must respond with
an educational campaign of our own.
Secondly, the CCTF has launched the People's Legislative Alert Network
(Planetwork), a contact list for citizens interested in learning of
state legislation that is related to climate change. By joining this
list, you will receive alerts during the 2009 General Assembly when
bills are on the floor and our legislators need to know your stance.
Email planetwork@omnicenter.org
for more information.
For general information about the Carbon Caps Task Force, contact Robert
McAfee, chair, 479 638 8871 or robertmca1@aol.com.

Native Plant Gardening with Steve Owen
02/07/2008 - 6:30pm
Native plants are excellent choices for the home
landscape. Readily prepared for drought or temperature extremes, these plants
provide a level of beauty and interest beyond the usual marigolds and petunias.
Butterflies and hummingbirds know to look for these plants first when they
visit your garden.
Steve Owen: Proprietor of Bustani Farms, a nursery in Stillwater, OK.Steve will talk about some natives that are familiar to most people, and some promising species that aren't quite so common. Steve Owen, former host of The Oklahoma Gardener television program, is now the proprietor of Bustani Farms, a nursery in Stillwater, OK.
Register online now! $10members/$15 non-members.
Speaker: Dr. Robert Costanza from the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics
02/07/2008 - 17:00
About the speaker: Dr. Costanza is the co-founder and past president of the International Society for Ecological Economics and former chief editor of Ecological Economics. His research has focused on the interface between ecological and economic systems. His work has been cited in over 3,000 scientific articles since 1987, and more than 80 interviews and reports on his work have been cited in various media, including Newsweek, US News and World Report, The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Science, and National Public Radio.
Title: Toward an Ecological Economy: Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future
Location: Willard J. Walker Hall, Room 427 - Directions
Sponsors: U of A Applied Sustainability Center and U of A Department of Geosciences
Ecological Economics Roundtable
02/08/2008 - 10:00
Dr. Robert Costanza will lead a roundtable discussion on ecological economics on Friday morning, Feb 8.
Location: U of A Innovation Center, 535 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR.
Contact info: Call 479 575 5717 for additional information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. The sustainability center is doing a great job and these are all important events.