Environment · Local Business

Eco Events This Weekend

Two eco-events are going on this weekend that I wanted to let you know about.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a movement around the world that calls people together to turn their lights off for one hour on Saturday, March 27th, 8:30pm local time.  This simple action is a symbolic gesture that small changes do make a difference.

I actually found out about Earth Hour at work.  My company is very environmentally friendly and sent out an e-mail to all employees, encouraging us to take part.

I plan to take part by turning off the lights at home from 8:30 – 9:30pm central daylight time tomorrow night.  As long as I don’t forget that is!  I need to leave a reminder note on the fridge.

To read more about Earth Hour and to register as a supporter, go to:


Eat Local Expo 2010

If you live in Kansas City, Kansas City Food Circle is putting on their 12th Annual Exhibition of Farmers this weekend.  On Saturday, March 27th from 9am – 2pm at the Shawnee Civic Center in Shawnee, KS, you can meet local farmers and attend workshops on how to eat locally, canning and freezing and preparing local, free-range meat.  It looks like you will be able to buy local eggs, meat and dairy as well as vegetable seedlings.  You can also get information on local CSA programs.

Admission and parking are free!  Benzo and I are running a 10k tomorrow morning, but I am going to see if he wants to stop by this expo on the way home.  I am interested in hearing the presentation on canning and freezing since I am a beginner home canner.

If you can’t make it to Shawnee this weekend, KC Food Circle is holding the same expo again next Saturday, April 3rd in Independence.  Visit their website for more details!


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