Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On behalf of the entire Russellville Earth Day committee, I would like to thank each one of you for your participation in this year’s Earth Day event. Without individuals like you, this event would not have been as successful at it was. Everyone of you have given so much, you have organized your thoughts, created displays and sat (or stood) around for hours educating. Your efforts will be remembered and each of you should feel a since of pride in what you have done for our area.
As this was the first year for this event to be held at the city park with the education of the community in mind, the Russellville Earth Day committee would like to ask for your comments on how to improve future events. We will pass this information along to whoever assumes command for the event in the future. With that, we would also like to hear the good. If there was something you found exciting, encouraging, or just plain wonderful about the event, let us know that as well. We realize that with all new ideas there come kinks and with your input we hope to continue to make each Earth Day celebration better and better.
Again, thanks for all of your efforts and participation. We look forward to sharing Earth Day with you again in the future,

The Russellville Earth Day 2010 Committee:
Rebecca Carson
Heather Kowalewski
Hanna Abozaid
Lowell Lybarger
Brian Rezin
Marielle Kowalewski
Joy Pohl
Clay Spikes
Katie Ferris

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Good food at Earth Day: Thank you Sue's Wee Two!

A big THANK YOU to Sue's Wee Two for being the food vendor at Russellville Earth Day!

Attendants may purchase sandwiches, chips, fruit salad, drinks, and other goodies from this locally-owned restaurant.

So come out and support Earth Day and your local businesses!

Schedule Of Events

Main Outdoor Stage
10am-10:30am---- Earth Day Opening & Announcements
10:30am-Noon ---- Some Guy Named Robb
Noon: Prize Announcements
Noon-12:45pm ---- Kid’n Around
1pm: Prize Announcements
2pm: The Last Shade
Indoor Stage (Hughes Center)
10:30am-11:15am ---- Stan Starling, AR Dept. of Health
11:15am-Noon ---- HAWK presentation
Noon-12:30pm ---- Lorax Play
12:30-1:30pm ---- Eco-man Play
1:15pm – 2pm ---- Dr. Robert McAfee, RePower AR
2pm-3pm ---- Bill Ball, Stellar Sun
Small Outdoor Stage
10am & 2pm: Will Lang, Native American Story-telling
11am: Russellville Quilter’s Guild
Workshop Tent
10:30am- 11:30am; Bike Benefits and Maintenance- Doug Housley of Poppa Wheelies
11:30am – 12:30pm; Vermi-composting- Marilyn, AmeriCorps
12: 30am - 1:30pm Vegetable Gardening-Pope County Master Gardeners
1: 30pm – 2:30pm; Bulk Food Preservation & Grain Milling- Beth Bonner
2:30pm - 3:30pm; Lobbying/Contacting Your Reps-Robert McAfee, RePower AR
River Valley Arts Center
10am-1pm: Film Festival-Inside Classroom
11:30 am: “Tour de Earth Day” bike ride-register at Bicycle Check-in in Arts Center Parking Lot
1:30pm-3pm:Sustainability Panel-Inside Classroom

Dont Forget That At This Years Earth Day Event There Will Be GEO CACHING

Here are the cords and alittle explination- Happy Hunting-

Welcome to Geocaching

To support the fun at the Russellville Earth Day, 6 temporary geocaches have been hidden on the City Park grounds. A geocache is a weather proof container that contains a log to be signed by the finder. Each geocache listed below has its own unique GPS coordinates, a short container description so you will know what you are searching for, and the difficulty (*) of the hide on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the easiest). The geocaches can be found in any order.

Geocaching is a worldwide game dedicated to GPS users. For more information on this geocaching game, visit the website below. You can join for free and become a member of this growing organization.


The only rules for finding these temporary Earth Day Geocaches are:

1) Find the geocache and sign the log

2) Replace the cache as you found it so the next geocacher has the same challenge finding it.

3) HAVE FUN!!!

Temporary Geocaches

 N 35° 16.777, W 093° 07.447 - You are looking for a 35MM film canister, difficulty of *
 N 35° 16.749, W 093° 07.314 – small tuperware box, *
 N 35° 16.778, W 093° 07.305 – 3” x 3” plastic box, **
 N 35° 16.831, W 093° 07.288 – 35mm film container, **
 N 35° 16.827, W 093° 07.366 – duct taped pouch, ***
 N 35° 16.753, W 093° 07.424 – 35mm film canister, ***

Temporary Geocaches provided by Nukeworker & Racquetball Girl

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Earth Day Bicycle Activities

We have some great Earth Day Bicycle Activities planned for you!

Bicyclers check in to the "Bicycle Stop" to enter a prize drawing.

10:30 am: Poppa Wheelies will be hosting a free "Bikes Maintenance" Workshop in the Workhshop Tent.

This will be followed by a "Tour de Earth Day" bike ride at 11:30am around the park and surrounding area. Fun prizes to follow!

Highlander will man the Bicycle Stop and provide "Bike Demo Program" throughout the day. They will also have Extra bikes for those of you who want to join the ride!

See everyone Saturday!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sustainability Panel

Join us at 1:30 pm for the Earth Day Sustainability Panel!


Sustainability is a term that we hear often these days, but do we truly know what it means? The Russellville Earth Day Sustainability panel will offer participants a diverse approach to interpreting sustainability in every-day life. See how individuals recognize this term and apply it to a particular facet of living. Attendants will begin to understand the complexity of the term sustainability and how it is a concept that should play a larger role in all of society.

Each panel member will talk on their topic for approximately 10 min. Afterwards there will be an interactive audience question & answer session.

Topics & Panel Members:

Sustainable Economics- Lowell Lybarger; Multi-Media Librarian, Arkansas Tech University
Spiritual Sustainability – Margaret Twelliger; Student of Bethel Seminary School
Sustainable Civilizations –Dr. Eric Bowne; Professor of Anthropology, Arkansas Tech University
Sustainable Food Systems – Joanna Seibert; Environmental Education Programmer, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Facilitator – Heather Kowalewski; AmeriCorps, Russellville Earth Day Committee

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Growing By the Day

The list is growing and growing take a look:
1. 4-H-have kids Pope County 2. ADEQ 3. Adopt a Highway wildflower 4. AEEA Forestry Education 5. UAWRI AgriTourism 6. Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas 7. Aquaponic Systems 8. Arkansas Department of Health 9. Arkansas Department of Health Water Division 10. Arkansas Earth Institute 11. Arkansas Environmental Defense 12. Arkansas Heritage Department 13. Arkansas Recycle Coalition 14. Arkansas Sierra Club 15. Arkansas Urban Forestry Council 16. Campus Environmental Coalition 17. Dunbar Garden Project 18. Earth Bag Houses 19. Eco Fest Conway 20. EnviroPest 21. Hoe and Hope Gardening Club 22. Humane society of the Greater River Valley 23. League of Women Voters 24. Keep Ark Beautiful 25. MARVA 26. Mushroom Cultivation 27. Will Lang 28. Nature Conservancy-Bat Cave 29. Ozark Society 30. Petit Jean State Park 31. Pope County Conservation District 32. Pope County Master Gardeners 33. Repower America 34. RePower Arkansas 35. River Valley Battered Women's Shelter Thrift Store 36. Stellar Sun 37. Takeahike 38. Toms Shoes 39. Tree City USA Arbor Day foundation 40. UAWRI 41. Waste Management 42. Yell County Wildlife Federation 43. CAAH! 44. Winds of Change 45. UofA Biodiesel/solar research 46. 4-H (Little Rock office) 47. Global Sun Oven 48. Russellville Earth Day committee 49. OMNI 50. TECH Kids Craft 51. Lawns to Gardens 52. Some Guy Named Rob 53. The Last Shade 54. Suddenlink 55. Quilters Guild