The Environmental Roundtable discusses topical environmental issues with an emphasis on those which are locally important. We educate ourselves and advocate for our environment with other environmental groups.
Our co-chairs are Richard Feulner and Judith Hoag.
Our usual meeting time from September through May is the first Thursday of the month at 4 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church library, 2105 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC.
We visited the School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in December, 2017. We recommend that interested persons make arrangements to visit in small groups.
If you are interested in touring the recycling facility in Greensboro, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject Recycle. League planned trips are restricted to League members and their friends.
On March 28, 2016, several members of the ERT visited the NC A&T Farm. Farm Superintendent. Leon Moses was our guide. The ERT will visit the County Prison Farm April 5, 2018 at 10AM.
ACTION ALERT: Consider petitioning the city for a collection point for styrofoam.
ACTION ALERT: Help build the momentum for fair food by taking action today: http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=221
ACTION ALERT: North Carolina conservation network is targeting Phil Berger, since he has a house in Eden, to press him about water quality. Phone: 919-733-5708. Ask to speak to a staff member handling the subject.
On March 1, Dr. Kunigal Shivakumar of NC A&T State University explained his lab's work in using coal ash to make products, reducing the amount of coal ash that must be stored. See his PowerPoint presentation by clicking on each of these two PDF files.
The Relationship between Land Use and Vulnerability to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution in an Urban Watershed The ERT working summary on the Jordan Lake rules provides background information.
Green infrastructure makes for cleaner water.
Books about Sea level Rise:
Stanley Riggs, The Battle for North Carolina's Coast Elizabeth Kolbert- The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything
On Line Articles:
http://nyti.ms/21s2p69 New York Times questions and answers on climate change. Quick and easy reading.
News about the CRC report. Has a photo.
See this article for a map of the Outer Banks and photos of highway 12.
Graphic and numeric data about sealevels on the coast, not just the Outer Banks.
Article about the controversy over the prediction of sea level rise. What do the residents think?
People outside the state predict sea level rise.
Citizens for Economic and Environmental Justice
More data concerned with water footprints.
Proposed rules for fracking in NC.
Permanent Collection Sites for Unused Medicine Now Available!
The Greensboro Police Department now offers two locations for the public to dispose of unused medication year-round. Prescription and over-the-counter pills, patches, ointments, and capsules can be deposited in secure collection boxes at two police stations: 300 S. Swing Road, and 1106 Maple Street. The boxes are accessible Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm.
Disposal Guidelines: Pills, patches, ointments, and capsules should be placed in sealed plastic bottles or bags.Labels and any personal information should be removed from prescription medication containers. Items not accepted include liquids, medical bio hazards, sharps, and illegal drugs. Protect people, pets, the environment, and wildlife by tossing your meds safely every day of the year.
For more information, visit GreensboroBeautiful.org
Land Development Ordinance: http://www.zoningplus.com/regs/greensboro/
2013 Census Holds Solid Numbers for NC Clean Energy
Read the full 2013 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census report