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Earth Day more days

Posted on Apr 22, 2015, by

Do you want Earth Day to extend beyond April 22? Here is a list of Earth Day-related activities supported by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region that will make Earth Day Every Day, a least for a couple more weeks.

  • The Fox Cities Book Festival will feature several environmental authors, with support from a $2,500 grant from the Environmental Sustainability Fund. The authors include
    • Miranda Paul and Isatou Ceesay, “One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia,” 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Appleton Public Library.
    • Kevin Myazaki, “Perimeter, A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan,” 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Lawrence University’s Warch Campus Center.
  • The art and science exhibit “small problems/Big Trouble” about small things in the environment that can cause major problems, continues in the Aylward Gallery at UW-Fox Valley’s Perry Hall. It was supported by $5,000 in Arts & Culture and Environmental Sustainability Fund grants.
  • emerald ash borerHigh Cliff State Park will have an Arbor Day tree planting to address emerald ash borer damage at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, supported by a $1,500 Environmental Sustainability Fund grant.
  • The Village of Hortonville will dedicate trees planted to repair damage from the 2013 tornado at the municipal building 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9. The work was supported by a $10,000 grant from the Environmental Sustainability Fund.
  • Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway’s “River Talks” offers a public presentation by Harvard University urban design professor Alex Krieger. He will study the riverfront community development opportunities in Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Kimberly and Little Chute during a three-day site visit preceding the presentation Thursday, May 21 at High Cliff Supper Club, 4 p.m. social time followed by program at 5:30. A $10,000 grant from discretionary funds donors have given to the Community Foundation for its board to direct supports the event.

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, a Fox Cities-based nonprofit founded in 1986, helps people provide long-term support for favorite charities through endowments and other charitable funds. The second-largest certified community foundation in Wisconsin, its donors have allowed it to award more than $178 million to nonprofit organizations from more than 1,280 charitable funds. Affiliated community foundations operate in Chilton, Clintonville, Shawano and Waupaca.

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