May 3 & September 13- Want to network with other green businesses? Then you might want to check out the NE FL Green Chamber: Green Fridays Lunch. Non-members: $25. Students: $15. Registration closes one week before event. ofratesslergreencsorg.onefireplace.org
May 3- On the first Friday of each month, Tree Hill holds their Twilight Trek. Includes dinner, stories about local Florida natural history, hands-on experiments and a guided trail tour – including owl calling by UF Florida Master Naturalist and Tree Hill Executive Director Mark Mummaw. The program will last from 7 to 9:30 pm (times may be adjusted slightly to ensure we are out at dusk). Recommended for everyone 8 and older. Members: $10. Non-members: $15. 7152 Lone Star Road. Info at 724-4646 or www.treehill.org
May 16- At 6 pm, enjoy the documentary of the 1,000 mile journey around the state of Florida, featuring our wildlife at the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Movie Showing. Movie producer Elam Stoltzfus will speak. The Main Library is co-sponsoring, and the movie will be free. www.floridawildlifecorridor.org
May 17-19- An exciting three-day festival of our bioregion around Amelia Island, The Wild Amelia Nature Festival, encompasses many activities including (but not limited to) numerous nature tours led by area naturalists and park rangers, nature photography workshops taught by local professionals, a green business expo, the ‘Kids Niche’ with nature-based activities for children and critters from the Jacksonville Zoo. New this year is the Starlab Planetarium. Come inside their mini planetarium and learn about the stars and planets. The eco-tour and photo class schedule is now complete. Check out all the exciting possibilities to get in touch with your WILD side! www.wildamelia.com
May 20- This is the third of three workshops for any business to learn about reducing commercial energy usage, and how it can save both the Earth and money. This workshop focuses specifically on commissioning existing buildings and measurement and verification of performance of that building. From 4 pm-6 pm. This workshop is brought to you by the City of Jacksonville through its American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant formula funds and by the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida Chapter as the education provider. Everbank Center Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 301 W Bay St. FREE but seating is limited, so you must reserve seats at www.usgbcnf.org.
May 24- Every year the US Green Building Council North Florida Chapter, a 501(c)3 non-profit celebrates the green buildings, green businesses and green heroes of our region at the Annual Green Building Awards Celebration. Find out more at www.usgbcnf.org
May 28- The Environmental Youth Council is a group concerned with social and environmental issues on a local to global scale. They look to bridge the gap between those concerned and those in action. The goal is to engage all people and organizations in creating viable solutions to the developing environmental crisis. Open to activists of all ages. At 7 pm at the Cyprian Center, 37 Lovett St, St. Augustine. environmentalyouthcouncil.wordpress.com