USGBC Green Social
Date: Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m.
Location: Aardwolf Brewery
The U.S. Green Building Council is hosting a free Green Social at Aardwolf Brewery in San Marco. There will be beer, dinner from a local food truck and several guest speakers. This event is open to everyone, and you will have the chance to network and learn about going green.
For more information, visit the USGBC North Florida website.
Date: Wednesday, April 9, through Sunday, April 13
Location: Downtown Jacksonville
OneSpark is a five-day event for artists,
entrepreneurs and innovators to display projects in a 20-square-block,
multi-venue gallery in downtown Jacksonville. One Spark is about connecting
people with great ideas to the resources they need to make them a reality.
Tour de Farm
Date: April 13, from noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Local farms throughout Northeast Florida
Cost: $5 suggested donation, children 17 and under are free
The Tour de Farm event is open to anyone who wants to learn about local food production – where the
food comes from and the people who produce it. Families, individuals, groups of
friends and cyclists come from all over to tour our participating farms in
various counties throughout Northeast Florida! You can attend an educational farm
workshop, meet great chefs, taste produce right from the field, take a walking
tour of the farms and lots more.
To learn more about Tour de Farm, please visit Slow Food First Coast's website.
Tree Hill Nature Center Butterfly Festival
Date: Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater
Cost: $3 to $5
The Tree Hill Nature Center is holding its 2014 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival. There will be a walk-through butterfly exhibit, a butterfly release, vendors of local/handmade items, food and drinks, live music and plenty of activities for children. Proceeds will benefit Tree Hill and local schools. Parking is not available on site, but there will be a free shuttle service that runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal and Parkwood Baptist Church.
To learn more about the even, please visit Tree Hill's website.
Organic Style Unveiled Fashion Show and 3R Design Contest
Date: Saturday, May 3, from 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: Riverside Arts Market (715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204)
Silver Needle & Thread, The Girls Gone Green and
Riverside Arts Market (RAM) have come together to present the first organic
fashion show of its kind in Jacksonville scheduled for Saturday, May 3, under
the bridge at RAM. The show is created
by Patricia Davis, owner of Silver Needle & Thread Custom Sewn Clothing, located in Jacksonville. All the
garments are custom hand sewn using organic, vegan natural fibers. Many fabrics are GOTS (Global Organic Textile
Standards) certified, the highest certification for textiles today. The show is designed to help increase
awareness of toxic clothing, dangerous practices of the industry and offer
alternatives. Click here for more information about the fashion show.
After the fashion show, there will be a Reuse, Repurpose and
Recycle (3R) contest to create an item using unconventional materials such as
bottles, cans, plastic, rope, paper, yarn, wood, tape, ribbon and whatever else
you fancy! Give something old new life. Take something with a specific use and
give it a new purpose. Allow your imagination to run wild. Our expert panel of
judges will choose the most innovative, sustainability sound, best looking and
creative piece to award. Click here to register or find out more informationabout the 3R contest.
For more information on upcoming events, visit the Environmental Center's website