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
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,
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.
Come learn how reducing food waste is good for the environment with Sylvia Blain from Potluck Food Rescue Arkansas and Be Mighty Little Rock.
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.
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!
About Melinda Glasgow
Melinda Glasgow is the Sustainability Officer for the City of Little Rock,
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.
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.
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.