Whats the buzz on the latest issues in the Green Community? Check out what you may have missed last week:
EarthTalk: Can Japan do without nuclear energy? - Japan would be hard pressed to close all of its 54 nuclear reactors anytime soon, especially given that these plants provide over a third of the nations electricity supply and 11 percent of its total energy needs.
Explore the Nature's Classroom outdoor "learning laboratory" at 'Woods, Water, and Wildlife' open house event: Sat.-Sun., April 9-10 - The event will feature nature art displays, live music, children's activities, animal handling, food, art and crafts, and a variety of environmentally focused exhibits and events geared toward all ages. Visitors will even be able to tour the animal compound and native plant garden.
DIY Green: Use a citrus rind as a seedling planter - Forget buying seedling starter containers and use some of the abundant citrus fruit we have here in Florida.
Law requires companies to disclose the purchase of conflict materials from the Congo; Apple and Intel vow to be "conflict-free" - Apple and Intel have recently joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalitions (EICC) Conflict-Free Smelter program to support the signing of the act. The EICC requires that companies who sign their code must prove that they do not purchase minerals or any product from the Congo or conflict areas.