Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, May 9
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Brighton, check out our jobs page. 2…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Activities are planned throughout the region to celebrate Earth Day.
Although Earth Day is observed April 22, there are activities before and after the date to commemorate the occasion. In Metro Detroit, here's some events aimed at environmental protection: Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality For more Earth Day events in the region, visit the DEQ's website. Tell us what you're doing in your community to protect the planet in the comment section below.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Turn an empty water bottle into a bird feeder with this easy craft.
Earth Day is today. I created this craft to incorporate several items and show children how to save energy, and how to upcycle (ooh la la, sounds so much cooler than re-use) materials. We try not to purchase plastic water bottles, but to use our own sports bottles, however, there are situations when this is impossible. So I used one. If you have pre- or school-aged children, you are probably stuck with an assortment of leftover pencils from Valentine's, Halloween ... I used two of those. In order to make the holes, I did not use the convenient (however battery-powered) drill. No, I hand drilled with a sharp object. I did sweat a little ... Plus the whole thing should be incorporated in the garden, and help some animals, which it does. …