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It’s easy being green

OV library event helps preserve our environment

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Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 3:00 am

How can you live green, Oro Valley? A few small changes to your lifestyle can reduce our carbon footprint and help care for our environment.

You can learn more at Live Green Oro Valley this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. It is part of the library’s Community Days program.

Come learn what the Town of Oro Valley is doing to become sustainable. There will be presentations, speakers and information about what you can do at home and in your community to live a sustainable lifestyle.

Featured exhibitors are Arizona Biological Control, ECOtality, Oro Valley Farmers Market, Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona Sahuaro, Oro Valley Bicycle, Pima Association of Governments - Clean Cities & Solar Partnership, Southwest Solar, Jacqueline Soule, Ph.D; Technicians for Sustainability, Tohono Chul Park, the Town of Oro Valley, Tucson Electric Power, Tucson Herpetological Society and World Care.

In addition, donations will be accepted for World Care between 9 a.m. and noon. World Care serves Southern Arizona as well as national and international communities that lack the resources that are necessary for daily life. These donations help to reuse items, such as electronics, that require special care when recycling.

Items that are most needed include computers, monitors, printers, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, fax machines and TVs. There is a cost of 25 cents per pound to recycle TVs. The group also needs home health equipment and products, such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs, bathroom safety equipment, incontinence products, and nutrition drinks. These items benefit the Free Medical Loaner program, which provides medical equipment to seniors and others in need and home health products at minimal cost.

For more information, visit the library’s website at www.orovalleyaz.gov/Town_Government/Parks_Rec_Library_Cultural_Resources/Oro_Valley_Public_Library/2011_Community_Days.htm.

Live Green Oro Valley Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. Home Energy Efficiency, presented by Mike Baruch, Tucson Electric Power       

9:30 a.m. Tucson Clean Cities – Alternative Fuels and Vehicles, presented by PAG Clean Cities & Solar Partnership

10 a.m. Electric Vehicles, presented by Marc Sobelman, ECOtality

10:30 a.m. Solar Electric Systems, presented by Kevin Koch, Technicians for Sustainability

11 a.m. Town Hall Energy Efficiency and Solar Project, presented by Bayer Vella, Town of Oro Valley

Noon Natural Pest Control for the Tucson Garden, presented by Marci Beth Phillips, Arizona Biological Control

1:30 p.m. Harmless vs. Dangerous Reptiles, presented by Ed Moll, Tucson Herpetological Society. Meet live reptiles from Arizona and Mexico.

1:30 p.m. Xeriscape: Water Conservation Landscaping, presented by Tohono Chul Park

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