From Mother Nature Network’s Josh Lew (via HuffPost Green)
In 2010, Vancouver set a high standard forenvironmentally friendly Olympics with sustainability initiatives launched in conjunction with the Winter Games. Now, London’s Olympic organizers have an ambitious plan to host the “first truly sustainable” games later this year. That’s a bold goal, considering all the other tasks and issues that go with being the host of the world’s highest-profile sporting event. Most athletes will have a few minutes or even a few seconds in the spotlight this summer, but London will be on camera for nearly three weeks, with the user-friendliness of its venues, basic services for visitors and event security under the media microscope.
Some of the planned green features, like a giant wind turbine, have already been scrapped, and the unforgiving British media have brought the environmental commitment of the games’ organizers into question. However, green-minded London visitors will be able to appreciate the green features that are definitely going to be a part of the 2012 Olympic experience.
Earth Day is right around the corner! Find out how to get involved in your community! http://act.earthday.org/events/search/distance/29301
Clemson University’s RecycleMania 2012 Video Entry is finally here!!!
Click the image below or the URL beneath the image to view Clemson’s entry
Click this link to view the video for Clemson University: http://youtu.be/rEe2JgfjCmk
This New Year, MantraMeds is encouraging you to go out and become a part of local programs that are giving back to the community. Upstate Horticulture is hosting a program for kids to become master gardeners! What a cool way to pass on valuable knowledge to your kids. Help the next generation be green and more self-sufficient! Go sustainability!!!
Continuing MantraMeds‘ New Years resolution to support local efforts that are giving back…
Laugh for a Child
A night of comedy… for a lifetime of smiles
January 26, 2012
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Inc., is featuring Killer Beaz at their 6th annual event on January 26, 2012 at 7 PM. Come and enjoy the laughter among friends and give a child the chance to smile. Tickets are on sale for $75 from Healthy Smiles only. Please call the Healthy Smiles’ office at 864-592-4696 or visit www.healthysmilesonline.orgto purchase your tickets
Speaking of sustainable New Years Resolutions, here’s a fun way to announce yours to the world!
Tell us how you resolve to save energy in 2012.
Go to the contest on the Better World Energy Facebook Page and submit a sentence (or sentences) that begins with “I resolve to” and follows with what you will do to save energy and shrink your carbon footprint.
For example: I resolve to change ten light bulbs to CFLs and always turn off the lights when I leave the room!
Then, share your resolution and vote for your favorite entry. The entry that receives the most votes by February 7, 2012 wins! Two additional winners will be selected by Better World Energy judges based on innovation, effectiveness, and usefulness to others. The creator of each winning entry will receive a carbon offset for the annual emissions of an average vehicle, a $75 value. You do your part, and we’ll do ours!