Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A food "think tank" offers 13 tips to make everyday Earth Day when it comes to our eating, farming, and food production choices.
Happy Earth Day! Sustainable food and agriculture systems can play a big role in preserving the environment by helping to improve soil health, protecting biodiversity, and mitigating climate change. Earth Day is a great opportunity for eaters, farmers, and food businesses to make changes in their diets, shopping habits, and production practices that will promote sustainable, healthy food throughout the year. Agriculture contributes to some 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. And the environmental damage brought on by the agricultural sector poses significant threats to the industry itself. But there’s a better way to produce—and eat—food, experts say. “The rise of processed foods and a push for high yield, single-crop farms, …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
St. Francis Eastside Hospital, part of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, celebrated Earth Day awareness while also officially announcing its becoming South Carolina's first Energy Star certified hospital.
There was a party of sorts going on Tuesday in the main courtyard at the St. Francis Eastside campus near Taylors. Media and hospital staff alike gathered at the hospital as St. Francis Eastside celebrated both awareness of Earth Day, and in the same vein, the hospital's Energy Star certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. System-Wide, Bon Secours st. Francis Health System's cumuulative savings in energy costs exceed $1.1 million. Since joining the Energy Star program in 2006, St. Francis Eastside increased its Energy Star rating from 32 to 84 by managing energy strategically throughout the facility, including an 85-percent reduction in HVAC-relaced service calls.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
How can you celebrate Earth Day each day?
Today is Earth Day. It's the one day dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of all things in the environment. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Here are some things recommended by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to help leave the earth, better than you found it. A river clean-up will be held at Clemson University. Want to help? Looking for some activities to help children understand why Earth Day is important? Check out this article by The Huffington Post featuring 12 ideas for things you can do together to celebrate the earth.