Sustainable Raleigh News: Volume 2, Issue 2

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Economic Strength...Environmental Stewardship...Social Equity.

Environmental Awards Logo

Environmental Awards Celebration

Individuals and organizations accomplishing outstanding work in environmental stewardship will be honored by the City of Raleigh at its 7th annual Environmental Awards celebration on Tuesday, April 22 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street. The reception begins at 6 p.m., and the public is invited to attend the free event.

Tom Earnhardt, Keynote Speaker

Tom Earnhardt,
Keynote Speaker
TV host, avid naturalist and author Tom Earnhardt brings his unique perspective and insight to the 7th annual Environmental Awards as keynote speaker. As co-producer and host of the award-winning UNC-TV series Exploring Carolina, Earnhardt has studied and written about natural resources across North Carolina and the Southeast. Don't miss his presentation, as he will be sure to share some gems from his adventures.

NCSU EcoCAR 2 Competition

The EcoCAR 2 competition is a 3-year collegiate automotive engineering competition challenging 15 North American universities to reduce vehicle environmental impacts by reducing its energy consumption and GHG emissions while maintaining its utility, safety and performance. NC State University students participated by designing a series of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The primary source of energy for the GM-donated Chevrolet Malibu will be a battery pack charged by the electric grid. See the video.

Wade Avenue House

What's inside the house on Wade Avenue?
If you live or work in Raleigh, you've probably driven by 3215 Wade Avenue hundreds of times without giving it a thought. Why would you? It looks like the other homes in the neighborhood. But beyond the front door and windows, there's something more...and it's not a house at all.


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Walkable Watershed Open House

PHOTO OF THE MONTH Walkable Watershed
Open House
Community partners and the City of Raleigh are developing a Walkable Watershed plan. Come share your thoughts during a community input session Tuesday, May 20 on where to enhance pedestrian connections, reduce flooding and how to improve creek and greenway stewardship. Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson Street, 6 p.m.

Energy-saving Light Bulbs

Beginner's Guide to
Energy-saving Light Bulbs
January 1, 2014 was reported as the day of the "light bulb ban."  Actually, it was the day the U.S. banned only 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs. Shed some light on the right numerous energy-saving bulb options for every illumination need.




4 - Landfill Safari
1 p.m. Wilders Grove Solid Waste Services Facility
Free, advance registration required (919) 996-6872

5 - Backyard Composting Workshop Millbrook Exchange Community Center
$5 per person, kids 12 and under free
(919) 996-4156

12 - Worm Composting Harvesting Party
Walnut Creek Wetland Center
Free, advance registration required
(919) 831-1960

22 - City of Raleigh 7th Annual Environmental Awards
6 p.m., reception begins
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
(919) 996-3070


City of Raleigh
Office of Sustainability
222 West Hargett Street #307
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 996-3070
Twitter @raleighgogreen