Go Green with CALS

To honor Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is celebrating all month long. The initiative, “Go Green with CALS,” will offer a variety of socially distanced in-person, virtual, and grab-and-go programing across all the branches and will have many ways for adults and children alike to reflect on and celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Month Events

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Confused About COVID? Re-Opening With Resiliency

As we re-enter our buildings after the pandemic, what building systems can be addressed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 from airborne particles and surface transmission? This research-based presentation will explore many strategies as well as their impact on efficiency and operation of buildings, occupant wellness, marketing, and occupant perceptions of health: Air Dilution, Advanced Filtration,

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Be Mighty Goes Green with the Root Café

Come learn about the environmental benefits of eating locally sourced fruits and vegetables with Be Mighty Little Rock and Kim Forte from the Root Café.

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Plan a Garden

Learn different aspects of gardening. For ages 5-16.

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Conservation for Kids: Go Green With CALS

Join us via zoom and our special guest from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as we learn about conservation in Arkansas and how we can help.

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Myths and Facts About Energy Efficiency

As the human population grows, so too does their energy usage. We’re using fossil fuels such as oil and coal at unsustainable rates. Energy production using renewable sources is increasing, but not as fast as it should be. In order to avoid large-scale energy shortages that could cause innumerable problems, it is important for consumers to put more of their efforts toward increasing their energy efficiency.

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Be Mighty Goes Green with Arkansas Potluck Food Rescue

Come learn how reducing food waste is good for the environment with Sylvia Blain from Potluck Food Rescue Arkansas and Be Mighty Little Rock.

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Love Your Parks Cleanup at Boyle Park

Show your love of Little Rock Parks and help clean up Boyle Park. Boyle Park is the third oldest Little Rock park, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This 250-acre park is home to eight Rustic style Civilian Conservation Corps structures built in the 1930s. Boyle Park is located at 2000 Boyle Park Rd. We will meet at Pavillion 1. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring a water bottle and snacks if you need it.
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Earth Day Trivia: Go Green With CALS

Join us via zoom with fun for the whole family as we play Earth Day Trivia.

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CALS Writing Circle: Learn to Write Ecopoetry

Join us as we learn about and try our hand at writing Ecopoetry. Unlike traditional nature poems, ecopoetry recognizes that human beings aren’t just observers of nature; they are nature.

CALS Writing Circle is a place to get together with other writers of all genres and levels of experience to improve your craft and build a creative support network.

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Refuse, Reduce, Reuse – and then Recycle

Recycling is good, but refusing that bag, single-use plastic, take-out napkins/cutlery/condiments is even better. Reducing our carbon footprint can come in many forms – and it’s not difficult. Find out how you can do better before you recycle. The Little Rock Sustainability Office will show you how!

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About Melinda Glasgow

Melinda Glasgow is the Sustainability Officer for the City of Little Rock,

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A Taste of Growing MyPlate

A Taste of Growing MyPlate: Together we will go on a journey through the Children’s Library’s Teaching Garden, touring the newest spring crops. We will harvest ingredients to make a fresh spring salad and make a meal together using proper knife skills and kitchen etiquette. This is all a sneak peak of what’s to come in the 6-week Growing MyPlate Virtual course that will begin in May on Niche Academy and Zoom.

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Fun with Dunbar Gardens: Go Green with CALS Kids

Join us April 24 at 2:00 p.m. for a fun and informative visit with Dunbar Gardens. We can’t wait to see you there!!!

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Arkansas Wild Spaces

Arkansas Wild Spaces is a program run by the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists. Starting this summer, AWS will send habitat advisors to visit yards of people who take a natural habitat pledge and donate a nominal amount. The advisors will educate homeowners on non-native invasive plants to remove and natives to plant, and get them started on the road to create their own wild habitat in their yards.

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CALS Goes Green with Vito and Vera

CALS Goes Green with Vito and Vera: Come learn about the environmental benefits of plant-based eating with Vito and Vera’s Chef and Owner, Alicia Watson. Alicia will be joined by Gilbert Barrera and Jan Wall. Let’s toast to our health and planet. Participants will learn how to make a plant-based cocktail or mocktail with Gilbert Barrera.

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