Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sea Turtle Nesting Season May 1 - Nov 30, 2008

Something a bit more sub-tropical in honor of Earth Day - this is from Sanibel Island, Florida.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season May 1 - Nov 30, 2008

City of Sanibel

Press Release

Sanibel, Florida - April 22, 2008 New Page 3

News Release - For Immediate Release

City of Sanibel

Contact: Natural Resources Department (239) 472-3700

2008 Sea Turtle Nesting Season



Sea turtle nesting season has returned to Sanibel's beaches once again. Nesting and hatchling emergence will take place from May 1 through October 31. This natural process has happened on Sanibel Island for centuries and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the City of Sanibel are committed to protecting these endangered species.


In 1997 and 1998, the City of Sanibel enacted ordinances to protect nesting and hatchling marine turtles from the adverse effects of artificial lighting and unattended beach furniture. Artificial beach lighting can inhibit female sea turtles from nesting and disorient hatchlings.  At night, items left on the beach including beach furniture, toys and trash may also provide barriers to nesting and entanglement or predation of hatchlings.  In most cases, compliance with these ordinances is simple.  Most beachfront lighting issues can be addressed by turning off all unnecessary lights, repositioning or modifying light fixtures, and closing blinds and drapes.  Removing all beach furniture from the beach and dune area, when not in use, between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M is also required by City ordinance and is an important step in sea turtle protection.  These ordinances are in effect year-round. 


All Gulf-front property owners should make sure that their properties are in compliance with the City's marine turtle protection ordinances and ensure that artificial lighting from the property is not illuminating the beach. An easy way to test if your property is in compliance is to go out on the beach on a moonless night and look seaward. If a shadow is cast towards the water, there is a potential to deter female turtles from nesting or disorient hatchlings as they emerge from the nest.


We look forward to another successful sea turtle nesting season and hope to uphold Sanibel's reputation as having one of the darkest and most turtle friendly beaches in the state. We ask for your continued support with this important program.



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City of Sanibel | 800 Dunlop Rd | Sanibel | FL | 33957

Join us at Chicago Green Festival – May 17-18, 2008



Chicago Green Festival
Celebrate what's working in your community!
May 17-18, 2008
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago

You want to be green, but you have questions.
What can I do about climate change? How can I be sure that my "natural" body products don't pose health risks? What can I do to support positive change in my own community?

At Chicago Green Festival you'll find real answers…
Discover what the City of Chicago is doing to help create a healthier, more sustainable environment for everyone.

Don't miss Mayor Richard Daley as he launches the Green Festival on Saturday morning with plans to make Chicago the most eco-friendly city in the world. Debra Shore will share her insights into the issues surrounding plans to clean up Chicago's waterways. And what are local and community banks doing to better our economy and our neighborhoods? Find out during the Banking on the Community panel discussion.

Shop in our unique green marketplace of more than 350 eco-friendly exhibits—everything from natural children's toys and organic cotton clothing to Fair Trade gifts and sustainable home remodeling materials.

More than 125 Visionary Speakers include . . .
Winona Laduke, Majora Carter, Amy Goodman, John Perkins, Diane Wilson, Sharif Abdullah, Greg Palast, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Stacy Malkan, Thom Hartmann, Daniel Pinchbeck, David Bach, Sara Snow and more.

Program topics include . . .
Community and Social Investing - Youth in Action – Food, Farms, and Jobs Bill – Green Parenting – Responsible Travel - Urban Food Access – Green Home Series, including Solar Installations and Green Renovations on a budget

And don't forget to check out the Organic Valley Kids' Zone & Activities - Community Action Area – Organic Dining - Organic Beer and Wine Garden - Green Festival Bookstore - Live Music Stage - Film Festival - Yoga Now Movement Room - Organic Tea Garden – ASL Interpretation
All at a nearly zero waste event!

Your all-inclusive entry $15
Only $10 (at the door) for seniors, public transit and bike riders, students and BetterWorld book-drive participants
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We're looking for dedicated, fun-loving volunteers to help us put on an amazing two-day event that will educate and inspire people to make choices for a just and sustainable world! Volunteer today! or

If you are a green business leader, join us at the 2nd annual Green Business Conference, May 14-15 at Navy Pier (before the Green Festival).
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Better World Books and Green Festival are partnering to offer $5 off Green Festival registration (at the door) to attendees who bring in 3 or more books. Your donated books will be sold on to help fund girls' scholarships in developing countries in Asia through Room to Read.

Green Festival is a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-op America



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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day! - Learn the Secret to Beautiful Containers

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