Volume 33, Issue 3 NOVEMBER, 2008
a Kansas Success Story
In the aftermath of the devastating tornado of May 4,2007, Greensburg residents not only are rebuildingtheir city, but re-inventing it as well by rising to thechallenge of building “green” in the town that was 90% destroyed by the storm. JAS’s November speaker Chuck Banks, KansasDirector of USDA Rural Development, willdetail how the city is utilizing “green” strategiesto meet the highest standards of the U.S. GreenBuilding Council’s Leadership in Energy andEnvironmental Design (LEED) rating system.For example, Mike Estes’ John Deere dealership is aimingfor LEED platinum, the most demanding standard. There is onewind turbine on their new property; a 100-foot structure designedto generate 5 kilowatts of electricity. It now provides power for the construction site. Although "green" may be viewed as trendyand new by some, Estes knows that it is not for show. "We'relooking at saving money here; truthfully, we are. We're running a business. If we can't make this make sense, why would we doit?” [quotes taken from CNN reports by Marsha Walton.]A fifth generation Kansan, Chuck Banks was reared on a farm.He graduated from KSU in Agricultural Economics and for 26years has worked in private and public capacities always with thegoal of innovative, responsible rural development in our state.
Joyce Wolf, Program Chair
5:30 pm at Free State Brewery. 636 Mass St.
7:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall.1245 New Hampshire. Refreshments.All programs of the Jayhawk Audubon Society arefree & open to the public
New Date For December Program
December 15th is the new date for “Little Brown Birds:Getting Ready for the Christmas Count” to be presented by Cal Cink, Professor of Biology at Baker University.
FIELD TRIP TO
National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday November 23rd. See page 2 for details
SEED, BOOKS, FEEDERS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Lawrence Senior Center 745 Vermont Street
December’s JAS sale will have perfect choices for gift giving.A new feeder and the seed to fill it will bestow the kaleidoscopic beauty of wild birds flying in, perching, squabbling, sharing andcalling. Add a book with wonderful illustrations, thought provoking information or project ideas for the yard and you’rethere! We also have coloring & sticker books & more for kids.See page 4 for more gift ideas including CD’s and field guides!
since all proceeds go to support the conservation and educa-tion projects of the Society your gifts give twice! See seed order forms on pages 5 & 6 or www.jayhawkaudubon.org.
Pre-order deadline is 12/1
. Pre-orders help us avoid overstocking on seed, but if you forget, we will have seed for walk-ins. This sale & theJanuary 31 sale you will be able to buy local too; the black oilsunflower seed will be from area farmer Ted Grinter.
Extra seed from thelast sale is available. Contact Linda Lips (785)842-2300.or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please let Linda knowif you can volunteer on the 6th.
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Northern Harrier. Fisheries and Oceans Canada.