Registration is underway for Neyer Properties’ second annual Earth Day event, “Earth Day 2.0: Reduce. Reuse. Renew.”
The half-day event at Keystone Parke on Thursday, April 22, will include two educational sessions on the basics of building and living green, as well as a sneak-peek tour of the new American Red Cross Headquarters and Disaster Operations Center. A networking reception with food and drink will follow from 4 to 6 p.m.
Prizes from participating local green vendors that will be raffled off all day include: Cincinnati Zoo Tickets, Cincinnati Reds Tickets, a gift basket from Whole Foods, a framed Charlie Harper “Global Warming” poster, and multiple gift certificates.
Session 1: “How to reduce, reuse and renew with commercial building projects,” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Guest speakers from Resurgence Group, KZF Design and Melink Corporation will cover topics such as brownfields, redevelopments and renewable energy.
Session 2: “How to reduce, reuse and renew within your own home or office, plus government initiatives,” will run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, and representatives from Building Value and Working in Neighborhoods. Topics include: Hamilton County’s Zero Waste Community initiative, alternate energy, sustainable neighborhoods, reusable and recycled building products and lower energy use.
A tour of the new American Red Cross Headquarters and Disaster Operations Center will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. During the tour, guests will learn not only how the Red Cross engages communities in relief, but also how the proposed LEED Gold building will support their mission through: energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, carbon reduction and stormwater.
The Red Cross building is located adjacent to Keystone Parke and is within walking distance. It was developed by Neyer Properties.
Admission to the sessions, tour and networking reception is free, but registration is required. For more information and registration, go to: www.neyer1.com.