The Evergreen Project Offers Tips on Going Green
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Sept. 9, 2009) – The University of Central Missouri joins the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and the YWCA in hosting The Evergreen Project, an event providing guidance for women on “Going Green.” The event is planned for 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the YWCA at 1017 N. 6th Street in Kansas City, Kan.
Althea Moses, environmental justice program manager for Region VII of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is the keynote speaker for the event. She will discuss the basics of planned sustainability in “Going Green 101.”
Participants may learn about changes for women in the green job market, get tips on how to make theirhomes more energy efficient, and obtain ideas for starting a community garden. Additional topics include a discussion of recycling everything from paper and food waste to clothing, furniture and building materials, as well as way to save money through wise investment. More than 30 vendors are scheduled to attend, providing a variety of opportunities to view products and services related to sustainability.
Bring your questions, enjoy the refreshments and network. Door prizes include 20 free evergreen plants. For information, contact the UCM Office of Community Outreach Programs at Kansas City’s Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 210, at 816-474-1783.
The UCM Office of Community Outreach Programs is a division of the UCM Office of Diversity.