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Going Green Memphis 12-05-10

Going Green Memphis 12-05-10

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'Business and
conservation
working together'
One nonprofit organization
considers it an integral
part of the process
'Business and
conservation
working together'
One nonprofit organization
considers it an integral
part of the process

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GOINGGREEN
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S u n d ay ,December 5,2010 co mm er ci a l a pp ea l.com
Business andconservationworking together
One nonprofit organizationconsiders it an integralpart of the process
Two down andone more to go
Wolf River Greenwaycloser to completionwith opening ofShelby Farms bridge
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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Going Green is a special online publication ofThe Commercial Appeal. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Follow GoingGreen on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoGreenMemphis.
Ed i t o r :
Kim Coleman, 529-5243, goinggreen@commercialappeal.com
Community Editor:
Emily Adams Keplinger, keplinger@commercialappeal.com
What’s in this issue ...
41622
On the cover:
i S t o c k p h o t o .co m
His world viewthrough a lens
28
Green holidayshipping tips
18
Winterize thelawn for spring
21
Skip the sweaters and give a gift thatkeeps on giving after the holidays
PAGE 8
Value of conservancy apparent withwith a ‘float’on the river
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TheCommercialAppeal S u n d ay ,December 5,2010
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The Green Page
Ev e n t s
Overton Park hike:
There are twonature hikes scheduled this month inOverton Park; Dec. 11 and Dec. 26. For eachouting, the public is invited to meet at 10a.m. at the end of Old Forest Lane, next tothe Rainbow Lake parking lot, for a freeguided 1.5-mile walk through the OldForest at Overton Park. The hike will lastabout an hour and a half. Kids are welcome.Questions? Call 278-2396.
Trail Blazin’at LNC:
Trail Blazin’Saturday will be held Dec. 18 at LichtermanNature Center, 5992 Quince, from 9 a.m tonoon. Help LNC maintain its 3 miles of trailby fixing edge boards, spreading graveland clearing overgrowth on the trails.To help, call 523-2425.
Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal files
Jimmy Ogle really gets into a tour ashe climbs into a tulip poplar treeknown as the “Gnome Home”whilehelping with a free guided hike of theOld Forest at Overton Park.
Pr o g r a m s
Green greetings:
Cel e br a te the holiday season with friendsand loved ones this year andgive back to the earth with thehelp of the nonprofit Arbor DayFoundation. Send holidaygreetings and plant a tree byusing the foundation’sGive-A-Tree Cards.Give-A-Tree Cards areunique in that every cardplants a tree in one of thenation’s forests in honor ofthe recipient. By sendingGive-A-Tree Cards, you helpreplant forests that havebeen devastated by wildfires,insects and disease.Give-A-Tree holiday cardscome in 21 varieties, some ofwhich are available in boxedsets of five or 10 cards. Thisyear, you can send Give-A-Tree Cards using your favoritepicture with the foundation’snew photo cards.To purchase holiday giftsthat give back to the earth,go to arborday.org.
Or g a ni z a t i o n s
To find out what other “greenevents arehappening around the area, visit the websitesof these organizations:
Citizens to Preserve Overton Park
o v e r t o n p a r k fo r ev e r .o r g
Clean Memphis
c l ea n m em ph i s .o r g
Coalition of Livable Communities
l i v a b l e m e m p h i s .o r g /
Friends for Our Riverfront
f r i e n d s fo r o u r r i v e r f r o n t .o r g /
Greater Memphis Greenline
grea te r m e m ph i s gre e n l i ne.o r g/
Lichterman Nature Center
m e m p h i s m u s e u m s .o r g / l i c h t e r m a n - o v e r v i ew /
Memphis Botanic Garden
m e m p h i s b o t a n i c ga r d e n .co m /
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
s h e l by fa r m s p a r k .o r g
Sierra Club —Chickasaw Group
te nn ess e e.s i e r r a c l ub.o r g/c hi c kas aw /
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
s t r aw b e r r y p l a i n s . a u d u b o n .o r g /

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