Fri May 24
Sat May 25
|Cate Lineberry – The Secret Rescue|
Sat May 25
|NCPS Reading: John Amen, Jessie Carty, and Maria Rouphail|
Sun May 26
Mon May 27
4:00PM - 5:00PM
|Bocce - Mixed Play|
Tue May 28
Wed May 29
12:30PM - 4:30PM
Wed May 29
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Thu May 30
10:00AM - 11:00AM
|Living Life to the Fullest with Arthritis|
Thu May 30
1:30PM - 3:00PM
|Clyde Edgerton – Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers|
Sat Jun 1
|Jeffrey Arnett – When Will My Grown Up Kid Grow Up|
Sat Jun 1
|Molly Weston’s The Inappropriate Book Tour: Brad Parks, Nancy Martin, and Deborah Coonts|
Sun Jun 2
|Fearrington Cares Movement Class|
Tue Jun 4
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Wed Jun 5
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Next Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 08, 2013.
A Project of The Fearrington Green Scene. Blog Developed by Gus Reed. Check out this excellent site.
Compiled by Maarten Simon Thomas and Matthew Leavett (includes hot-links to the titles)
GS tip of the month: change the filters of your heating/cooling system before and after pollen season to save energy and increase efficiency.
The Green Scene’s 4th Annual Arbor Day Was on Friday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m.
Our planting site was in the Turtle Run/Windstone Park in the Historic District. Resident arborist, Frank McKeever, will join us again this year. See the web page report of this event.
Fearrington's Place in the Watershed: A Report on the March 1st Program Described Below
On March 1, 50 concerned Fearringtonians were given a detailed briefing of conservation efforts in Chatham County by Allison Schwarz Weakly, who literally wrote the plan. Her presentation “Wine, Cheese and Water – Fearrington’s Place in the Watershed” ranged widely and in detail, covering the many environmental treasures of our surroundings and their complicated interrelationships. Of particular interest was the introduction to “A Comprehensive Conservation Plan For Chatham County, North Carolina” of March 2011.
On Friday, March 1st, the Green Scene Presented "Wine, Cheese, & Water: Fearrington's Place in the Watershed"
The Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) has created an innovative new tool, the Comprehensive Conservation Plan, to help with natural resource protection, planning, management, and development decisions in Chatham County. Download an introductory brochure on the plan at their web site.
By: Steve Horn
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog
Renewable energy is under attack in the Tar Heel State. That’s the word from Greenpeace USA‘s Connor Gibson today in a report that implicates King Coal powerhouse, Duke Energy and the fossil fuel industry at-large.
ALEC is described as a “corporate bill mill” by its critics. It’s earned such a description because it passes “model bills” written by corporate lobbyists and to boot, the lobbyists typically do so behind closed doors at ALEC’s annual meetings.
By Jim Powell, published in Nation of Change on Wednesday, December 12, 2012/ PROGRESSIVE JOURNALISM FOR POSITIVE ACTION
Polls show that many members of the public believe that scientists substantially disagree about human-caused global warming. The gold standard of science is the peer-reviewed literature. If there is disagreement among scientists, based not on opinion but on hard evidence, it will be found in the peer-reviewed literature.
I searched the Web of Science for peer-reviewed scientific articles published between 1 January 1991 and 9 November 2012 that have the keyword phrases "global warming" or "global climate change." The search produced 13,950 articles. See methodology.
A Recent Green Scene Co-sponsored Event
Author Event at McIntyre's Books / Fearrington Village Center: Jim Kautz
In Footprints Across the South: Bartram’s Trail Revisited author James Kautz travels the path of William Bartram, a botanist from Philadelphia who explored the American Southeast in the 1770s. Beginning in Charleston, SC, and ending in Baton Rouge, LA, Kautz compares the conditions at the time of the nation’s founding with the current social and natural environment of today. Born in Washington, D.C., Jim Kautz, Ph.D., taught at three colleges in the South and conducted archaeological explorations in the Middle East and America before working in human services in Louisiana and Georgia. In 2001, he began his quest along Bartram’s trail. In the course of five years, he traveled 15,000 miles across seven states, tramped trails, paddled and motored rivers and streams, and interviewed dozens of residents, scientists, and community leaders in revisiting Bartram’s Trail.
Program on Duke and Progress Energy Rate Hikes
On Friday, April 13 the Green Scene sponsored a workshop with representatives of the North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (NC WARN) to discuss the push by Duke and Progress Energy to implement annual utility rate hikes.
GREEN SCENE FAIR on March 24
We hosted the 2012 Green Fair in The Gathering Place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The theme was saving energy and producing renewable energy. Local Green vendors exhibited their wares and local environmental activist groups were present as well. There was plenty of snacks, drinks, and fastastic live music. Despite the rainy weather (we were inside), many people came, shared, learned, and contributed much to living a Green life in our (extended) neighborhood. See photos taken during the 2012 fair.
Refreshments & Entertainment
Free Refreshments were provided by:
Entertainment was provided by the String Peddlers, a wonderful, well-received three person Bluegrass group. (Contrary to rumors, they DID NOT play their music riding unicycles.)
Exhibitors Included (blue text = hotlinked):
Arbor Day 2012 News
The Green Scene held its 3rd annual observance of Arbor Day 2012 on Saturday, March 31st. We took some license with the day and date in the hopes of attracting residents who might still be in the work force or attending school on Fridays. Our planting site this year was along the North Langdon Trail, and included a trail walk with our favorite arborist, Frank McKeever.
Our tree of choice is, again, bald cypress, subject to availability. The Fearrington Garden Club is once again supporting this effort with the purchase of one of the three trees. The simple act of planting trees is one of the most important and effective ways in which we can help keep our planet green.
How Green Is Our Village?
Ways Our Neighbors Manage a Green Lifestyle
Data is based on 78 (current) responses to the Green Scene Survey. To add your own green profile, click the graph to open the form. If survey participants grant permission on the form, they receive the coveted Green Dot on their mailbox and on the map.
Recent Speakers at the Green Scene
The Green Scene hosted two guests for the December 14th meeting: Elaine Chiosso of the Haw River Assembly and a Sammy Slade, Outreach Coordinator for NC WARN. If you would like to know more about the excellent work these organization do, or just satisfy your curiosity about these organizations, use the hotlinks to explore their respective websites.
Interested in Saving on Your Home Energy Costs?
On Friday, November 11, 2011, Green Scene Co-Chairs Maarten Simon Thomas and Matthew Leavitt together with Vickie Shea, Green Scene meeting convenor and Past Chair presented a well-attended and informative session on how to research and document your own enegry costs and how you can then lower them.
To view a pdf version of the slides used in that presentation, click here.
The slides include screen captures of relevant details of gas and electric energy consumption and costs appearing on the energy company accounts of several members of the Green Scene. Your own gas and electric company accounts contain your own enegry use data; therefore, those slides will serve as examples to show you what you will see when you bring up your own records that will contain your own data. Note that where you see user names on those demonstration slides (sometimes as an email address), you will need to substitute your own user name/email address when you visit your own gas and/or electric account/s).
Show Your Green "Stuff" Proudly.
Let Others Know Green is Part of Your Identity and Lifestyle.
Thanks to the good work of Green Scene members Maarten Simon Thomas, project coordinator, with assistance from Matthew Leavitt, and logo design by Gus Reed, our original logo is now available on quality merchandise through Cafe Press, a leader in on-demand customized printing. It's a great way to show that you support a green lifestyle and a Green Fearrington.
This is not a fund raiser for the Green Scene. All sales are on-line directly through Cafe Press, which offers us the opportunity to create our own specifically designed merchandise. We do not pay for this service and we do not receive any revenue from sales. This is simply a great way for us to be able to provide logo-themed materials to anyone who might like to have them for themselves and/or as gifts for friends and relatives.
The ordering site is very easy to use. Anyone can select from a range of sizes (where appropriate) and colors (for some items) as well as choose from four logo design options, which include the large green beltie logo or "Reuse, Reduce, Recycle" logo, or the small green beltie logo or "Reuse, Reduce, Recycle" logo.