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 Tucker, check out our jobs page. 2…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Grant money available for gardening projects at local schools.
Attention local schools: the DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs has money for YOU! If your school has a project which beautifies its grounds, sets up and continues a garden of any kind, or does any sort of ecological or environmental education for its students, you may be eligible for $200 (the minimum) grant money through a Federation program called “The B.E.E. Grant” and all it takes is a phone call to learn more. Call Judy Lemoine, the Chair of the B.E.E. Committee, at 770-934-8541. If you leave a message and your number, your call will be returned within a day. They want your school! Applications are being accepted now. The deadline is September. For Dekalb County public schools only!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Congressman moves to end China’s monopoly and secure access to strategic minerals.
Rep. Hank Johnson this week reintroduced the Resource Assessment of Rare Earths (RARE) Act of 2013 [H.R. 981], which directs the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct a three-year, comprehensive global mineral assessment of rare earth elements (REEs). Johnson's Fourth Congressional District includes portions of Tucker. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), a national leader on energy and the environment and Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee, is the lead original co-sponsor of the bill. Critical to high-tech clean-energy and defense manufacturing, rare earth elements (REEs) are strategic minerals used in the production of cutting-edge technologies such as wind turbines, advanced batteries, powerful magnets, and …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
There are events coming up, and help is needed.
The Tucker Historical Society is asking for volunteers for the following events: Saturday, March 16- The Plant Potting Party At Tim Timmons home - 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. We pot up all the young plants that Tim offers and he says its between 700 and 1000 this year! Come play in the dirt with us! Saturday, April 20 - Tucker's Plant Swap & Share 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucker First Baptist Church parking lot at Lavista Road and Fourth Street. Experienced gardeners to help answer questions are appreciated. Work at the Information Table too. S Saturday, May 11 - Tucker Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street! We'll have two booths with Tucker artifacts and collections of photos and military uniforms on display. If you like to talk history, this is …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Last week's event was canceled due to bad weather.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Tree dedication takes place on Feb. 15.
The Georgia Master Gardeners of DeKalb invite you to attend a Georgia Arbor Day Event at the Trees of Tucker, an educational urban forest located at the Tucker Recreation Center. This event will recognize donors of our newly planted trees. Date: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 Time: 3:30 p.m. Place: Rear parking lot of the Tucker Recreation Center at 4898 LaVista Road Hosts: Dawn Hines and Lee Leach, Co-Site Leaders, Trees of Tucker There will be refreshments. "We hope to see all there as we dedicate the new trees and especially thank the LaVista Lions Club and Chris Taras. We are delighted to have Pastor Jimmy Moor, Senior Pastor of Tucker First United Methodist Church, join us to give a blessing of the trees," Hines said. R.S.V.P: leachla@…
Friday, April 27, 2012
It requires more effort on our part, but it's becoming clear that in order to preserve the health of our kids and our planet, we moms need to move toward a greener lifestyle. In this week's Moms Talk we discuss different ways to live more naturally.
A friend of mine sent me a Facebook message earlier this week asking for my recipe for homemade laundry detergent. We were chatting about how we both are trying to take it easier on Mother Nature and attempting to move our families to a less chemical and preservative filled existence, and I thought, “Voilà! My Moms Talk column this week is born!” After all, part of being a good mom is making sure our kids don’t grow up in a toxic world. There seems to be a growing trend toward going green in our country. The number of more natural products stocking the supermarket shelves is continually expanding, and almost every big food retailer now has an organic section. It makes my crunchy granola hippie in my heart happy to see these changes, and I …