Join the Linkedin Downtown Raleigh Alliance Discussion to learn about green things to do downtown.
Raleigh residents and employees curious about the recent efforts made to make Raleigh 'green' are encouraged to take the approximately 2-mile, one-hour, self-guided tour of downtown.
Visit Terracycle's website for sustainable craft and conservation ideas for Earth Week.
Visit our local farmers markets to purchase organic and fresh produce!

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Friday, April 12, 2013
14 Day Forecast
With Earth Week right around the corner, there are tons of environmental and sustainable events on the calendar for the Triangle area. For those of you who want to get involved, here's a 14 day forecast of fun and informative events that you alone, or with the family can enjoy!
Celebrate Earth Day at the Irregardless Cafe!
The Green Home Tour is a diverse group of newly-built green certified homes open to the public for touring, with a green building professional on site to answer questions and describe their home's green features. 
Date: April 13-14, 20+21
Time: 12-5pm
Location: 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel HIll


Kickoff Educational Event

Date: Friday, April 12

Time: 1pm-5pm

Location: AIA Building, 14 East Peace St., Raleigh


Midtown Farmers Market: Composting How Tos

Learn how to turn food scraps into awesome, nutrient filled soil or compost for your home garden with Raleigh's residential composting experts and founders of the compost shuttle. 

Date: Saturday, April 13

Time: 8am-12pm

Location: On the Commons at North Hills, Raleigh


Ever wonder what's happening in the science labs throughout UNC? Here's your chance to tour the labs, talk to the scientists and participate in a few hands-on science activities with your family and friends!  

Date: Saturday, April 13

Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Cameron Ave. near the Old Well, UNC Chapel Hill 


If you love food, you'll love NC State's Earth Day 2013 which focuses on "Barn to

Brick: Sustainable Food and Agriculture at NC State."  

Date: Saturday, April 13 - Thursday, April 18


Date: Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 21  


Duke University Earth Month Events

Date: Friday, April 12 - Wednesday, May 15   


Explore the power of H2O as a green energy source. Investigate properties of water, create a water wheel and build hydro-electric snap circuits. Sponsored by Duke Energy, this workshop is part of the NC Science Festival. 

Date: Sunday, April 14

Time: 2:15-3:30pm

Location: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh


April Family Sunday

Gather your family and join your friends at CAM Raleigh for an afternoon of family-friendly fun at your museum for contemporary art and design. Special guests from Durham's Scrap Exchange will lead a series of hands-on creative activities inspired by our Alistair McClymont exhibition

Date: Sunday, April 14

Time: 12-3pm

Location: 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh


This conference is about educating others on how we can embrace an intelligent energy future. Learn how North Carolina will integrate economics, behavior, supply and delivery strategies to shape our energy landscape.

Date: Monday, April 15-Wednesday, April 17

Location: McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh 


Instead of disposing of those gently used books you have lying around, donate and allow them to be reused, the best form of recycling.
Monday, April 15- Wednesday, May 15
Location: RTP Headquarters

Capital Area Transit will be celebrating Earth Day with a scavenger hunt to discover the green side to downtown Raleigh. Look for CAT and the R-Line so you can ride, play, and win! 

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Downtown Raleigh


Join the USGBC Triangle Branch Emerging Professionals for their monthly committee meeting. The emerging professionals committee is designed for individuals new to the green building industry, whether you're right out of school or just changing careers. 
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 6pm-7:30
Location: USGBC Triangle Branch Office, 305 W. Martin St., Raleigh


Recycling Plant Tour

For a behind-the-scenes look at what happens once your recyclables are collected, the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is offering a free bus tour to the Sonoco Recycling Facility in Raleigh. There are only 18 seats available, so claim your seat fast! 

Date: Friday, April 19

Time: 9am-12pm

Location: Solid Waste Management Dept., 1833 Camden Ave., Durham


Duke Farmers Market Opening

Date: Fridays, April 19 - June 28, every other week July 12-Oct. 4

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Between the Bryan Research and Nanaline H. Duke buildings off Research Dr., Durham 


Live & Local Earth Day Music Fest

Live and Local on Hillsborough Street is a Earth Day music festival, with a buy local theme. From Irregardless to Brickhouse, the Hillsborough Street merchants have come together for the second year to offer a diverse range of musical offerings. The music starts at Carter-Finley Stadium as part of the Red and White Game and goes until the early morning hours. 

Date: Saturday, April 20

Time: All day

Location: Hillsborough St., Raleigh


Durham E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding

Durham residents and businesses looking for a chance to kick off Earth Day weekend by keeping old electronics and paper out of our landfills should mark their calendars now for the City of Durham's E-Waste Recycling and Paper Shredding Event. Residents and businesses may safely dispose of nearly all electronic devices with a cord and unwanted paper documents. 

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 8am-2pm
Location: Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr., Durham


Durham's Annual Earth Day Festival

Residents will learn how to "go green" at Durham's Earth Day celebration. Participants can expect a variety of exciting, educational and fun-filled activities as they sit back, relax and receive eco tips from local environmental experts in the Eco Lounge. 

Date: Sunday, April 21

Time: 12-5pm

Location: Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St., Downtown Durham


Planet Earth Day Celebration

The 2012 Planet Earth Celebration will be part of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' 24 hour opening celebration of the Nature Research Center - the new wing of the Museum. The museum is pleased to partner with Burt's Bees again on this year's Planet Earth Celebration.

Date: Saturday, April 20 - Sunday, April 21

Time: 5pm-5pm (24 hours)

Location: In and around the Museum of Natural Science, 11 West Jones St., Downtown Raleigh 


Show your support for a healthy planet and join in activities that promote preserving our natural resources, including Recycled Paper Pots, Earth Volleyball and a FEAST! Science Solvers experiment.
Date: Monday, April 22
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh

RTP will be hosting its very own Earth Day Celebration in conjunction with the Triangle Green Business Challenge Kickoff. This event will include food, beverages, raffles, and guest speakers.  

Date:Tuesday, April 23


Location:RTP Headquarters  


Triangle Talk and Walk: James B. Hunt Jr. Library

The focus of the tour will be the strategies used in the project which lead to the LEED Silver rating. Participants will gain firsthand knowledge of the strategies planned for the facility and then be able to see how the strategies were implemented in the completed project. 

Date: Wednesday, April 24

Time: 4-5:30pm

Location: James B. Hunt Hr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh


Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 7am-6pm
Location: Park Point, 4001 E. Chapel Hill Nelson Hwy (Hwy 54), RTP
More events to come in our weekly 14 Day Forecast!


Sandra Simpson

Greetings From Green NC

(919) 244-8714 


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