Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day in Greensboro
EARTH DAY – April 22, 2020
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary
With stay at home orders in place this year, we hope this list will be useful for future planning to Greensboro.
Virtually for 2020
Stream new content from Greensboro Parks and Recreation weekdays at 1 pm EST on their Facebook page. Greensboro Parks and Recreation are providing a variety of content that has included, virtual tours of the gardens, environmental education, and animal experiences.
Become a virtual junior park ranger with the Guilford Courthouse. They are celebrating National Park Week this April 18-26. Explore their social media for more ways to connect with the park.
Come discover the green in Greensboro at Proximity Hotel with in house restaurant Print Works Bistro. With over 70 sustainable practices, they are the first hotel and restaurant in the United States to receive the LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With a AAA Four Diamond Rating, the hotel proves that green building and luxury are not mutually exclusive.
Their sustainable practices include:
- The building uses 39.2% less energy than a conventional hotel by using ultra-efficient materials and the latest construction technology.
- Water usage has been reduced by 33% by installing high-efficiency Kohler plumbing fixtures.
- 87% of construction waste was recycled, diverting 1,535 tons of debris from landfills.
- The sun’s energy heats hot water with 100 solar panels covering the 4,000 square feet of rooftop (enough hot water for a hundred homes).
- The elevators are “the first in North America to generate electricity as they descend to use for the ascent.”
- Of the materials in the building, 46 percent were sourced regionally and most of the furniture was made within 18 miles of the site. The bar in Print Works Bistro was made from salvaged, native walnut trees brought down by storm or disease.
They have Iron Hen Cafe, that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
As their name suggests, FLG is committed to sustainability by making every decision– from local food vendors to how they operate – with the environment in mind.
Saving the earth by eating meatless try the elegant dining space of The Boba House with a 100% vegetarian menu of creative Vietnamese & Thai-inspired dishes. In the heart of UNCG Tate St. You can’t miss it.
See Greensboro with the bike rideshare program. Lime Bike uses a mobile app and for only $1 you can rent a bike and take it all over the town. Put the fun between your legs and ride a lime bike in Greensboro.
See a stunning entryway into the City of Greensboro, a playful and interactive garden, and a horticultural oasis integrating elements of history, movement, discovery, and community. Unique public artwork is displayed throughout the garden. Gateway Gardens was certified in 2014 as a LEED Silver project by the U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainable practices include:
- diversion of waste and debris from landfills
- The use of local and regional materials with recycled content
- Water use reduction through low-flow fixtures and drip irrigation
- Stream restoration through the central part of the Children’s Garden
The garden is open year-round with free admission.
The Greensboro Science Center’s (GSC) conservation mission is to preserve species and habitats through on-site programs, community awareness, field studies and fundraising for local and global conservation efforts. For each admission ticket sold, $0.25 is allocated to conservation efforts. Visitors receive a token that allows them to cast a vote for 1 of 3 conservation projects. These current projects include the Anteaters & Highway Project, Island Conservation, and the Sawfish Conservation Society.
The GSC also protects native wildlife by providing habitats for species in need, such as Eastern Bluebirds, Honey Bees, Monarch Butterflies, and Box Turtles. All activities from these projects are documented and shared with global conservation organizations to better preserve our backyard wildlife.