From opposite ends of the spectrum.
Plant a Tree with LEC!
April 11, 2011
Springfield, Illinois – Lawrence Education Center will distribute trees to students in order to celebrate Earth Day. During the event, students will be educated about trees and how they help the environment. The trees will be given to students along with a postcard to give back to the Lawrence Education Center that will mark the location of where the trees are planted. The school will create a map that will include the location of the trees that were planted. This event is made possible from the Illinois Department of Transportation who is teaming up with a national initiative called Living Land and Waters.
Students who want a tree to plant can come to the library when they are finished with classes for the day on the following dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2011 Room 109 , Lawrence Memorial Library, Michele Romence
Friday, April 15, 2011 Room 109 , Lawrence Memorial Library, Michele Romence
Earth Day is Friday, April 22, 2011.
Click on the map to the right to see where our trees were planted!
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Quinn speaks at Earth Day transportation summit
CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn wants to see electric cars in the state fleet.
Quinn talked about transportation at an Earth Day summit in Chicago on Tuesday.
In addition to electric cars, Quinn says he’d also like to see a universal card system for public transportation and Wi-Fi on the commuter rail system Metra. He was the opening speaker at a seminar that featured state and local transportation agencies.
Quinn says Illinois is working to encourage electric vehicle manufacturers to bid for state vehicle business. He says one place they’d fit in are as vehicles on the state’s university campuses.
Quinn says the rising cost of gas makes electric cars even more appealing. He says a proliferation of charging stations is the key to successfully deploying electric vehicles.
More next week.