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  • Birding in a Changing Climate
    Written by Tim Vargo
    Wednesday, 20 March 2019
    Birding in a Changing Climate

    The Climate is undeniably changing; globally, regionally and especially within the Urban Ecology Center’s birding programs. This spring marks the 9th Anniversary of the Green Birding Challenge and the 3rd year of the Brew City Birding Festival.  What are these events and how are they changing?

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  • Ways to opt out of receiving junk mail
    Written by Julee Mitchell
    Wednesday, 15 May 2019
    Ways to opt out of receiving junk mail

    Is junk mail overcrowding your mailbox? If so, you’re not alone; the Environmental Protection Agency reports Americans as a whole receive close to five million tons of junk mail every year and according to the US Postal Service, 59% of all mail delivered is advertising mail, and only about half of it ever gets read. That equates to a lot of wasted paper and even when it can be recycled it still takes a lot of resources to print it in the first place. The Urban Ecology Center receives a lot of junk mail too and here’s how we’re taking steps to (hopefully) get rid of it permanently!

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  • Notes from an Odonata workshop
    Written by MaryBeth Kressin
    Tuesday, 30 April 2019
    Notes from an Odonata workshop

    It is the end of April. That time again to gather on the 2nd floor of Riverside Park – surrounded and absorbed in words words words and thoughts on nature and Oak trees not getting cut down, plastics and songs. The Earth Poets in their 32nd year came together on April 19th to celebrate the earth and our natural environment while sharing words they have written and songs they created. Like minded and like-energy, together for a night in the glow of the building.

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