Give back & get ~ groovy ~ at our Hippie Dance Party benefitting TenneSEA and Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance
Kids 4 Clean Water! Dance the night away with Live Music, Libations and DIY Tie-Dye scarves & bandanas for you and your furry friends. Hillbilly Philly is rolling in with groovy grub!
Peace loving dogs are welcome! $20 for PEACE LOVE & CLEAN WATER!
Read more about Save Water, Drink Wine and how it helps our streams in this Mountain Mirror article.
I challenge every business owner to really consider the benefits of stormwater green infrastructure. You can be like those who argue that they could never afford to implement the new stormwater regulations and that it will be bad for business, or you could really learn about green infrastructure and find out how GREAT it can be for business!
Bill Raines is gaining lots of kudos for being the first to embrace retrofitting his site to incorporate green infrastructure for stormwater treatment. Although he embraces it fully at this point, it took many years of conversations, calculations, and investigations. Many times over the past five years, Mr Raines has thrown up his hands and said it just wasn’t going to work. Most of the engineers we worked with said the same thing. It took Josh Rogers and Adam Reynolds from the City and County water quality departments to really bring things around to feasible. His tax reductions have been great motivators for implementing this wetland. He had extra incentives, including creating a learning lab for students at Skyuka Hall, which is located at his Four Squares site. If SEA hadn’t been there the entire time, bringing new ideas, explaining how things worked, helping with the calculations….it wouldn’t have ever happened. We were there thanks to the 319 grant funded through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Our idea in 2009, when the uproar over huge increases in stormwater fees was at its peak, has resulted in lots of education not just for the kids, but for Mr Raines and me, many engineers, and many developers. Everyone should now realize that it IS not just possible to install green infrastructure, but it is economically beneficial as well.
Watch the story produced by WRCB TV:
WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather
Proud of Thrasher Elementary for celebrating Earth Day with hands on Science lessons! #stem #kids4cleanwater #tenneSEA !
In honor of World Water Week, the Stockholm World Water Institute is asking for nominations for the Best Water Idea of All Time.
I think I have to vote for the toilet……
Which is worse? Dogs in the creek? Dog poop beside the creek? Or sediment in the creek??? What do YOU think?
It’s been cold outside, but it will be warm inside the greenhouses of The Barn Nursery for Save Water, Drink Wine! Your $40 ticket price includes all your wine and food and you even get to keep the glass! Come join us next Saturday, February 7th, 2015!
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