A green stimulus package for your eyes, ears and mind…

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  • PBS NATURE SERIES – this Sunday, 8- 9pm (ET), FROGS:  THE THIN GREEN LINE” APRIL 5. See how little critters are indicative of a healthy eco system.
  • Get your green on at the first ever PROJECT GREEN PROM DRESS SWAPApril 6th, 6-8pm at Whole Foods Market Tribeca 270 Greenwich Street (between Warren and Murray).  Sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Teens Turning Green. A green stylist demonstrates cost-effective ways for making something old, new again.  Eco-beauty makeovers and green spa treatments by John Masters, Mineral Fusion and PRITI Spa.  Flower and décor preparation.  Healthy eating tips and menu ideas.  Tips and expert advice on easy, eco-savvy ways to infuse sustainability into all things prom.
  • EPA Issues New Requirements for Energy Star Computer Monitors, Picture Frames – epa
  • As part of NBA Green Week 2009 the Chicago Bulls are promoting green reading in one of Chicago’s schools and Eco-Libris is one of the players.  Monday, April 6 President’s Obama favorite basketball team will celebrate the grand opening of The Green Reading & Technology Corner at Pope John Paul School in Chicago. Bulls players will participate in a Reading Time-Out where they will read an excerpt of “Planet Earth Gets Well” by Madeline Kaplan, a children’s book that addresses environmental concerns in a child-friendly format. Kaplan and The Bulls are collaborating with Eco-Libris to green up the book by planting trees.  The Bulls are donating a total of 100 copies of the book to the school’s library, and planting 100 trees as a result of the project.  Every book comes with an Eco-Libris sticker made of recycled paper that reads “One tree planted for this book.”  Reading level: Ages 4-8. The book’s website: http://www.planetearthgetswell.com Date: Monday, April 6, 3009 at 3:30pm
    Location: Pope John Paul School, 4325 South Richmond Chicago, IL
  • The Museum of Modern Art on E. 54th St in NYC will stay open until 8:45 p.m. on Monday, April 6, and is encouraging visitors that night to “go green.”  Visitors who ride their bikes to the Museum will receive half-price admission and free valet bike parking in the lot adjacent to MoMA (rain or shine).  All visitors after 5:30 pm will be able to enter a raffle to win a collapsible STRiDA 5.0 bicycle, ideal for urban transport.  The first 600 ticket buyers after 5:30 p.m. get a voucher for free admission on their next visit.  The entire Museum will be open, including the Museum’s cafes and special exhibitions such as Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective and Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West. The evening will also feature a DJ and a cash bar. To get in the door:$20 adults; $16 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $12 full-time students with current I.D. Free for children 16 and under. Free for members. (Includes admittance to Museum galleries and film programs.)  Tickets are valid from 10:30 a.m., with re-entry until closing.  Call 212-708-9400 or visit moma.org for more info.
  • In an effort to enrich their neighborhoods and enhance their community, the City of Miami, Keep Miami Beautiful Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency in partnership with, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Plant A Row for the Hungry, the National Gardening Association and Franklin Park Conservatory will dedicate a new community garden at Liberty Square today, Wednesday April 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm. These community garden plots designed to unify residents and empower them in restoring the community in its fight against crime. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and its philanthropic partners have teamed up through the national GroGood program to encourage local residents to grow and donate portions of fresh produce to three local feeding pantries: New Birth Baptist Church’s Lords Kitchen, 93rd Street Baptist Church Feeding Ministry and Curley’s House.Dedication and planting of more than 40 garden plots at Liberty Square Housing Development in conjunction with a day-long celebration located at:  Liberty Square Housing Development, 65 Street NW at 14th Avenue, Miami, Fla.
  • Northwest Florida — Power Up 2009 Energy Conference & Expo April 8-11.  For attendees traveling to Florida’s Gulf Coast for Power Up 2009, the conference has secured special rates at two local properties. The Ramada Beach Plaza Resort, which is certified under the Florida Department of environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program and located within a mile of the conference location, is the official hotel of Power Up 2009 with rooms starting from $135 per night, plus tax. For reservations, call (800) 874-8962. Special room rates starting from $199 are also available at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin (just miles east of the Emerald Coast Conference Center). For rates and reservations call (866) 705-1478. For both properties, space is limited and attendees must mention the Power Up conference to secure special rates still available. info@PowerUp2009.com