Thirty Days of Green

By: Elizabeth Prann
By: Elizabeth Prann

As you've probably noticed a lot of people and businesses have been going green these days - especially in our area!

Starting Friday the Bay Green Expo is kicking off its second annual 'Thirty Days of Green.'

The expo is a collaboration of local companies and organizations providing an interactive approach to understand the issues related green living.

Here's a Schedule:

April 17, 2009: Thirty Days of Green Kick Off Event at the Visual Arts Center on Harrison Avenue, downtown Panama City from 6-8. Keynote Speaker, Mayor Scott Clemons will discuss the history of Panama City "Everything old is new again: using the past for a sustainable future" and how from understanding the past we will be able to incorporate many pre-modern features into our sustainable future.
Door prizes will be provided by Sweet Tease Café. Emerald Coast Coast Home Brewers Organization will provide home brew for taste testing. Belgian Tripel, American Crème Ale and English Ole Ale.

April 18, 2009: Earth Day festivities at Carl Gray Park

April 21, 2009: Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Edgewater Beach Resort, Contact David Haight at 850.236.8675 Ext. 221

April 24, 2009: Arbor Day Gulf Coast Women's Club, Gulf Coast Women's Club will plant a tree for a local elementary school.

April 25, 2009: Green Saturday, Gulf Coast Community College, The first of a series of informative workshops on a variety of green topics Contact Carl Roberts at (850) 381-8015, Jeff Allen at (850) 625-3061

April 25 and 26, 2009: Bay County Horseman's Association, Intro to Competitive Trail Riding- Two Day Clinic-Two local competitive trail riders, Debbie Jelks and Teri Stephens-Pankhurst will bring you though all you need to know to confidently head out to a competitive trail ride. Contact Amy Pachuki at Red Oak Farms- 850-722-5400

May 1, 2009: Downtown Friday Fest, Located Downtown on Harrison Avenue from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

May 2, 2009: Bay County Econfina Trash Bash, Contact Tita Sokoloff at (850) 784-4024

May 9, 2009: Learning from Traditional Neighborhoods: A Walking Tour of Historic St. Andrews, Older neighborhoods like St. Andrews were developed before modern zoning and the widespread use of the automobile altered the American landscape. St. Andrews is a close-knit, mixed-use neighborhood where residents can meet many of their daily needs within walking distance.
Join us for a fun walking tour of St. Andrews and learn how elements of traditional neighborhoods can once again be integrated into new development and redevelopment and thereby create communities that use less energy and water and preserve more open space. We'll visit a waterfront park, newly-redeveloped buildings, and even a green roof that provides an innovative way to reduce storm water runoff and provide attractive urban green space.
Your tour leaders are Nancy Wengel, director of the St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership, and Christian Wagley, president of Sustainable Town Concepts. Contact Christian Wagley at (850) 687-9968

May 16, 2009 Bay Green Expo, GCCC, Student Union East, The Expo will provide an opportunity for attendees to connect and collaborate with companies and community organizations involved in the advancement of sustainable development in the area. This program will provide an interactive approach to understanding the issues related to sustainable development and green living, with opportunities to discuss and learn simple strategies for sustainable living on a daily basis.

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