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Archive for May, 2009

Go Green Team at Ogden Elementary gets recognized

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

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Some Ogden Elementary students are especially enthusiastic about going green. The Go Green Team meets twice a month to create energy-saving projects. Their work has gotten them recognized on both state and national levels.

“We look around the classroom to see if the lights are on, if the sink is going, or if something is covering the air conditioning or any computers are on,” said Gregory Markowski of the Go Green Team.

Then the team grades the teacher to let them know how energy efficient their classroom is.

“The kids have worked so hard all year and this is our first year and I didn’t know how it was going to go and all the ideas are student driven,” said Mindy Nicoll.

Energy audits are just one of this green group’s many projects.

“We made some solar ovens made out of pizza boxes and we also made solar houses,” said Alyssa Gowdy.

Their hard work has gotten them state and national recognition from the National Energy Education Development Project.

Eight of the students will travel to Washington DC in June to accept their award from the National Energy Education Development Project.

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videoSome Ogden Elementary students are especially enthusiastic about going green. The Go Green Team meets twice a month to create energy-saving projects. Their work has gotten them recognized on both state and national levels.

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Tropical disturbance off North Carolina coast sputters

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The National Hurricane Center is reporting the first tropical disturbance of the year. The low-pressure system was about 75 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras as of 1:30 p.m.

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Alligator visits downtown Wilmington

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

An alligator hanging out on a downtown bank of the Cape Fear River became a tourist attraction Wednesday afternoon.

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UNCW garden adds beauty to memorial wall

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

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The UNCW campus is already beautiful, and Wednesday it got even more colorful.

A grant from the Cape Fear Garden Club is being used towards a new garden on campus.
The garden is located near the Fisher University Union, at a memorial wall that was a gift from the class of 2001.

The wall has the names of students and staff who have died.

A group of students felt that the wall needed something else. After winning the grant, the students got to work on planting.

All of the plants in the garden are native to North Carolina, including several different types of azaleas.

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The UNCW campus is already beautiful, and Wednesday it got even more colorful. A grant from the Cape Fear Garden Club is being used towards a new garden on campus.

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Locals aim to preserve beauty of area wildflowers

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

North Carolina has been leading the way in wildflower protection for more than 25 years, when the state started using vanity tag money to fund wildflower programs.

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