Greenprint Enrichment Bus Tour

Akron, Ohio- This summer Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) is planning their third annual Greenprint for Akron Enrichment Tour of area facilities and sites that contribute to the success of the sustainability plan’s long term goals. KAB and the Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Foundation, who funded the logistics of this bus tour for 47 participants and nine speakers, feel this is the best way to expose our science educators to how the community and city government are planning to reach their greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and preserve natural resources through 2025. Experiential learning, even for the teachers, is going to be the best way to get these success stories into the lesson plans back in Akron’s classrooms.

Here is where we are going on August 14:

Bridgestone Americas new Technical Center for a tour of the grounds with George Schneider

Walk along Haley’s Run Trailhead led by Peg Bobel and Joel Bingham, of Enviroscience

Greenstar Recycling for a tour with Scott Dellinger

Goodwill Industries of Akron for lunch and a tour with Nan McClenaghan

Talk on the Summit County Health Department’s D.U.M.P. program by Bob Hasenyager

Drive-by of Summit Lake’s newest community garden with Kurt Mulhauser

Tour of Akron’s newest AGBC green graduate, Echogen, with Vice President Julie Maurer

Walk to Lock 2 Park to hear Pat Gsellman discuss combined sewer overflow remediation

 

Greenprint Akron creates an environmental partnership to foster a sustainable, eco-friendly community through education and leadership. This is done through goal-setting for the reduction of greenhouse gases by 2025 and working within a set of seven guiding principles.

 

Keep Akron Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) agency serving the citizens of Akron for 31 years by improving Akron’s quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.