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Introduction to Snowshoeing Opportunities

Learn the parts of a snowshoe, how they work, and go on a short snowshoe hike.

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Introduction to Snowshoeing Opportunities

Saturday February 24th - 9:00am
Nescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole Road
Drums, Pa

Join park staff for a learn-to-snowshoe program! Learn the parts of a snowshoe, how they work, and go on a short snowshoe hike. Participants should dress in waterproof shoes, layers, and avoid cotton like blue jeans or sweatpants. If there is less than 6” of snow, there will be a short hike instead.

Registration required. Call 570-403-2006 or click here.

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International Polar Bear Day

Tuesday February 27th - All Day

polar bearInternational Polar Bear Day takes place every year on February 27th.

This global day of action draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how everyone can help.

How? By taking the Thermostat Challenge and making it a habit:

  • Turn down the heat and enjoy winter coziness for polar bears—put on your fuzzy slippers and a comfy sweater, light candles, sip a hot drink, or bundle up for a walk in the snow
  • Share photos of winter coziness on social media with #PolarBearDay, #ThermostatChallenge, #WinterCoziness
  • In summer, set your air-conditioning thermostat higher
  • Install a programmable thermostat for year-round savings—and take additional energy-saving steps like insulating your home and weather-stripping windows and doors
  • Make it a community-wide challenge! See Polar Bears International's Thermostat Challenge Toolkit for tips and ideas.
  • Also check out their Heating and Cooling Infographic, which shows how individual actions scale up to make a BIG difference.

The Polar Bear Connection
Using less energy produced by carbon-based fuels reduces carbon emissions and can slow and even stop global warming, in turn saving our sea ice. Polar bears require sea ice for efficient hunting. Without sea ice, polar bears will decline in range and numbers, making them vulnerable to extinction in the future.

Did You Know?
Heating and cooling account for roughly half the energy consumption in an average home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Thermostat Challenge is part of the Save Our Sea Ice (SOS) campaign, a series of celebrations centered around action on climate change. It begins each year on International Polar Bear Day, February 27th, and continues through Polar Bear Week in the fall—although you can take the challenges at any time.

Want to Learn More?
Visit the EPA website for an overview on climate change and what each of us can do. You can also learn where your energy comes from by visiting your power company's website. Many companies allow you to choose a green option.

World Water Day

Thursday March 22nd - All Day

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A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare. 

World Water Day is marked on March 22nd every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22nd as the first World Water Day. 24 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.

This year the theme is 'Nature for Water'-exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.

Take action:

Wherever you are and whatever you do on March 22, make it about nature and water.

Find out more about World Water Day here.

Earth Hour 2018

Saturday March 24th - 8:30pm

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet encouraging individuals, communities, households and earth hourbusinesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.  It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Today, Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. The one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.

To celebrate, you can have a candle lit dinner, talk to your neighbors, stargaze, go camping, play board games, have a concert, screen an environmental documentary post the hour, create or join a community event - the possibilities are endless.

Get more information about Earth Hour, including events in your area, at http://www.earthhour.org/

Farm Rescue by NEPA Chefs for Sustainability

Sunday April 8th - 4:00pm
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
700 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, Pa

When a community comes together to support a Cause it is a wonderful and powerful thing! When the culinary community pairs with the farming community to come together for the sole purpose of saving a farm its an experience you're not going to want to miss. The passion that local farmers put into the products they provide to local chefs for their culinary artistry and the dishes they serve are nothing short of extraordinary!  What an amazing evening of over 25 of our areas best chefs combining their culinary talents for saving Quails R Us Farm!

More event details and ticket info here.

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Saturday February 24th - 11:00am
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Saturday February 24th - 1:00pm
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Project Feeder Watch

Sunday February 25th - 9:30am
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Animal Tracking

Sunday February 25th - 10:00am
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Cross Country Skiing

Sunday February 25th - 1:00pm
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International Polar Bear Day

Tuesday February 27th - All Day
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Sugar Shack Scramble

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South Side Winter Farmers Market

Saturday March 3rd - 10:00am
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Sugar Shack Scramble

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South Side Winter Farmers Market

Saturday March 10th - 10:00am
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Saturday March 17th - 10:00am
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World Water Day

Thursday March 22nd - All Day
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Earth Hour 2018

Saturday March 24th - 8:30pm
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Farm Rescue by NEPA Chefs for Sustainability

Sunday April 8th - 4:00pm
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