Meridian Market Update

Posted on March 19, 2010. Filed under: Community News | Tags: , , , , |

Spring has Sprung! And farmers market season is on it way!

FYI- 6 more weeks to opening day, Saturday, May 1st from 8 am to 2 pm!

The Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council also has many activities and events you may be interested in:

March 23 – Lansing Parks Master Plan Public Hearing

Tuesday, March 23, 6pm-8pmSouthside Community Center at Harry Hill  Career Academy, 5815 Wise Road, Lansing
Give input on the 5-year Lansing Parks Master  Plan, which is used to determine funding  applications, projects and use of Parks Millage funds. More info at http://www.lansingparks.info

March 24 – Landscaping the Sustainable Eastside Home, Foster Community Center
From Allen Neighborhood Center – Join us next Wednesday, March 24th for a special presentation about sustainable landscape design. Matt Smar, local expert and enthusiast, will be discussing garden design for home energy savings, water conservation, and food production. The event will be held at Foster Community Center from 6:30-8:30pm. This is part of the Urban Gardener Certificate Program at the Hunter Park Community GardenHouse;  all are welcome on this special class day to join us for an inspirational conversation that will leave you excited for spring in your Eastside home. More info http://www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org/

Let’s Garden Lansing
Check out full calendar of gardening classes, groups and events in the Lansing area: http://www.letsgardenlansing.org/

Lansing Walkability Survey Seeking Volunteers
Walk and Bike Lansing! is seeking volunteers to help with a condition inventory of Lansing sidewalks in 2010. Training will begin in March, assessments in April. Contact Payal Ravani to sign up and get details: payal@midmeac.org or 248-342-1695.

Lansing *Draft* Non-Motorized Plan
Can be viewed online at http://www.walkbikelansing.com. Check it out and send feedback to akilpatr@lansingmi.gov.

Low Impact Development Events – March 25
Protect your property from flooding, save money, and  help the environment using Low Impact Development (LID):
·             LID captures rainwater for reuse.
·             LID absorbs rainwater to help prevent flooding.
·             LID renews groundwater supplies for drinking water.
·             LID cleans rainwater that has collected pollution (like litter, dirt, and oil) from our roofs and
paved areas, instead of sending it into our rivers.
·             LID is simple, affordable, and easier than maintaining big lawns and paved areas.

The Greater Lansing Regional Committee (for Stormwater Management) is hosting a series of presentations from experts on many different topics related to stormwater management and low impact development. The committee expects the series to span throughout the entire year. Presentations will be held on the last Thursday of every month. March 25: Pervious Concrete, Aaron Harris, MI Concrete Association, 2 p.m.Lansing Twp. More information at http://www.mywatersheds.org and http://www.midmeac.org/LID

Michigan Bicycle Summit – March 27

Andy Clarke, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists, will keynote LMB’s 2010 Michigan Bicycle Summit, and Chris Phelan, founder of the Ride of Silence, will be a special guest. Come meet and greet these two nationally known bicycle advocates on March 27 in Lansing, MI. Details at http://www.lmb.org  or 334-9100.

April 2 – Mid-MEAC Land Use Lunch
Landon Bartley, City Planner for City of Grand Rapids, will speak on the subject of greening the building and zoning codes — that is, incorporating environmental benefits from standards such as Energy Star and LEED into local ordinances and municipal standards — at the April 2 First Friday Land Use Luncheon. The monthly luncheons, sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council, include a buffet lunch, presentation by an expert speaker, and Q&A. They are held from noon to 1:00 at the CentralUnitedMethodistChurch at Capitol and Ottawa.  More info at http://www.midmeac.org/landuselunches.html

City of East Lansing Recycling Events
http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/PublicWorks/RefuseYardWasteRecycling/April

Recycling in Meridian Township
http://www.re-news.net/meridian/

April 24 – Greener Delta Event
Greener Delta is a one-day event intended to provide education about alternative energy uses, increase environmental awareness,and expand knowledge of environmentally conscious lifestyles for individuals of all ages.   http://www.greenerdelta.org/

April 27 – Master Composter Classes Start

5-week class. More info at http://www.lansingmi.gov/pubserv/wastereduction/events.jsp
May 1 – Computer & Electronics Recycling Event http://www.lansingmi.gov/pubserv/wastereduction/events.jsp

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