Wilson 2011 Urban Forestry Project

Cape Coral Kiwanis Environmental Service Committee Chairperson: Russ Ringland

Email: enviornmental@mycapecoralkiwanis.org

The Cape Coral Kiwanis Club Environmental Committee will be hosting a Fish Fry to raise money and awareness for the ongoing Urban Forestry project in Cape Coral. The event will take place April 22nd from 4-8PM at the Cape Coral Kiwanis Hall, located at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral FL, 33993.

Each Year, hundreds of trees are planted along the corridors of our city to beautify and provide future shade and animal habitat. Every ticket bought for this event will directly be planting a tree in Cape Coral.

Earth Day

To learn other ways to pledge an “act of green” on the Earth Day and everyday, go to  website: http://www.earthday.org/

 

Scott and Shea C. volunteer with fellow Kiwanians

 

From this day forward, consider the following:

  • Go without unnecessary electricity. Try Friday night Dinner by candlelight!
  • Plant a tree or bush.  Trees consume carbon dioxide & filter green-house gases.  We need more of them!
  • Shop at your local Farmer’s Market.  Locally grown food doesn’t travel as far, which means a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Plant your own garden, fruit trees & produce. Can’t get more local than your backyard!
  • Clean the filters around your house (dryer, AC, water, pool, etc.).
  • Adjust your thermostat to use less air conditioning.  75-80 in the summer will often cut run time by up to 30%!
  • Replace light bulbs with compact florescent lights.
  • Recycle! Rinse out all plastic and metal containers to reuse or recycle.
  • Using window drapes to block sunlight will reduce air conditioning.
  • Cut back pool pump use. Less than five hours daily will still be effective.

 

Kiwanis Thrift Stores are doing their part. We have reset the air to 77 degrees, replaced all lights with compact fluorescent tubes, low flow toilets are being installed, and this Friday, we will attempt to operate with as few lights and air as humanly possible!

 

Support second-hand retailers.  They’re also good for the environment (and our community)!

  • Kiwanis Thrift Store Main, 708 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904
  • Kiwanis Club Thrift Store, 602 Del Prado Blvd. North, Cape Coral, FL 33909

 

To learn more about Earth Day & ways to live more Earth friendly, visit: www.earthday.org

Kiwanis cares about the environment, to get involved!

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