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Environment Roundtable

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.

Contact Us

Contact us or join us by sending an email message using ert@lwvpt.org.

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.

Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Visit the website of Food and Water Watch to learn more about genetically modified foods and consider supporting their petition: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/genetically-engineered-foods/

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.

Events

We will schedule visits to other water processing plants in the area and to open space areas. If you are interested in joining us, please send email as below.

We are planning a field trip to the School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, the tours accomodate 10 - 15 adults. If you are interested, please send an email to lwvptmail@gmail.com with subject Nano School.

If you are interested in touring the recycling facility in Greensboro, send an email to lwvptmail@gmail.com 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. We will post photos on the LWVPT Facebook page.

Co-Chairs

Richard Feulner and Judith Hoag

Links to other sources of information concerning water issues and to our organizational friends.

The Relationship between Land Use and Vulnerability to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution in an Urban Watershed

Environmental rules reversed recently

The Saga of North Carolina's contaminated water in The Atantic

Cleaning waste water with pond scum

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.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article10208936.html

News about the CRC report. Has a photo.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/07/140725-outer-banks-north-carolina-sea-level-rise-climate/

See this article for a map of the Outer Banks and photos of highway 12.

http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/ssrf/north-carolina

Graphic and numeric data about sealevels on the coast, not just the Outer Banks.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/ncs-outer-banks-got-a-scary-forecast-about-climate-change-so/2014/06/24/0042cf96-f6f3-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html

Article about the controversy over the prediction of sea level rise. What do the residents think?

http://wunc.org/post/new-report-sea-level-rise-will-accelerate-nc#stream/0

People outside the state predict sea level rise.

http://www.space.com/22965-climate-change-impact-nasa-s-21st-century-predictions-video.html

http://wunc.org/term/changing-carolina-coast#stream/0

http://wunc.org/post/state-outlawed-climate-change-accepts-latest-sea-level-rise-report#stream/0

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/folger-text

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150623-sixth-extinction-kolbert-animals-conservation-science-world/

Citizens for Economic and Environmental Justice

Food and Water Watch

Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Library Nature and Environmental Programs

League of Conservation Voters

North Carolina Conservation Network

Piedmont Plateau Group Sierra Club

Water needed to produce various foods.

More data concerned with water footprints.

Proposed rules for fracking in NC.

Health Impacts of Coal

Solar Power Growth and Cost

Miscellaneous

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

Greensboro Sustainability Action Plan.

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

Working Papers

These papers were generated by our members and are for the use of the roundtable. We may edit, correct, or extend as needed.

History of open space acquisition in Guilford County

Working paper on Jordan Lake