Sustainable Saturdays!

Join us for our Sustainable Saturday series every second and fourth Saturday from January through June!

We're reimagining our annual sustainability festival, Greenfest, to bring you a series of online presentations from organizations and businesses focused on sustainability- of our bodies, minds, and environment- during the pandemic and into the future.

We invite you to read about the presentations and sign up to join us! All are invited, but we have included suggested age ranges. You must sign up for each presentation you would like to attend. We will send you a Zoom link the day before your presentation. We will continue to update this page as events are confirmed.

We hope you come ready to learn something new!

January

Mindfulness And Gentle Yoga For Everyone

Saturday, January 9 at 10 am

Thanks for attending!

Presentation Details

Description: We will explore different aspects of mindfulness such as mindful bodies and mindful breath using activities, music and movement to help us learn how to be peaceful and calm.

Suggested Age: Everyone!

Length: 30 minutes

About The Presenter

Heather is an NCCL alumna, parent of three NCCL alumni, and a former NCCL administrator and yoga teacher. She currently teaches yoga, mindfulness, dance and English as a second language online. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delaware, certifications in Childlight Yoga and Sport Yoga, and is trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum. Heather has over 10 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness in classroom and community settings. She is excited to share her love of yoga and mindfulness with you!

Sustainable Soap Making

Saturday, January 23 at 2 pm

Presentation Details

Description: Learn how local soap is made from beginning to end. Scratch and sniff mystery scented soaps to determine their smell (until supplies last). Hear about how one woman took soap into her own hands to learn everything she needed to know to start her own sustainable-conscious soap business.

Suggested Age: Everyone!

Length: 30-45 minutes

Materials: Bonus! Mystery soap assortment to be used at the event. Pick up info will be sent after registration.

About The Presenter

When Rachel's first child was on the way in 2009, she decided it was time to make some serious changes in the health, beauty, and cleaning products she was using in her home. After researching the available options, Rachel decided that most products were either too expensive, or they were "GreenWashed." She began making her own natural cleansers and was thrilled with the results and happy to keep her home free of chemicals. In 2014, Rachel had expanded her passion to include soaps, lotions, skincare, and then herbal tinctures and teas. Rachel strives to make the highest quality products at an affordable price with her Rocker Soaps line, which is dedicated to creating herbal skin and hair care products and earth-based remedies that nurture your body and mind. Rocker Soaps does not and will never use any Palm oil, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Chemical additives, Fragrance oils, nor any factory farmed animal products. That's our promise.

February

For The LOVE of Pets!

Saturday, February 13 at 2 pm

Presentation Details

Description: Animals give us so many wonderful gifts! We’ll discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership and talk about what our pets give to us in return. Did you know that adopting a pet from a local animal shelter comes with its own set of rewards? We’ll tell you all about it and also share ways you can help shelter pets even if you’re not ready to adopt. Enjoy heartwarming rescue stories and meet cats and dogs who are looking for homes.

Suggested Age: 6+

Length: 45 minutes

About The Presenter

Shannon O’Neill & Sarah Granda

  • Shannon has worked for Faithful Friends for 17 years as Volunteer Manager, Marketing Manager, and for the past 7 years has been the organization’s Director of Development & Public Relations. She oversees the organization’s annual fundraising budget and, along with her team, raised over $1.7 in contributed support last year. She spends her work days surrounded by hundreds of shelter cats and shares her home with 3 dogs.

  • Sarah has been the Marketing & PR Manager for Faithful Friends for the past year. She is responsible for promoting adoptable cats and dogs, programs and services, and fundraising events through the organization’s website, social media outlets, and local news media. Sarah spends much of her time working directly with the animals at the shelter, trying to get them to cooperate for photos and video - not an easy job! She shares her home with two dogs, a cat, and is an active pet foster parent.

Video Tour and Q & A With Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center Caretaker

Saturday, February 27 at 2 pm

Presentation Details

Description: Meet the animals and join a live Q&A with their caretaker! CWWC will host a live Q&A via Zoom to discuss the wolf reintroduction initiative in Colorado, as well as coyotes and foxes!

Suggested Age: 5+

Length: 45 minutes

Materials: A video from CWWC will be sent to registrants prior to the Q & A for you to learn about wolves, coyotes, and foxes!

About The Presenter

Erika Moore is the Animal Caretaker Supervisor and has been with CWWC for 2.5 years. She graduated college with a Bachelors degree in Biology and came to the center looking for a summer internship. That internship turned into a full time position and a deep love for the animals here.

March

Habitats and Wildlife at School or at Home

Saturday, March 13, at 10 am

Presentation Details

Description:

From mature forests of towering trees to open meadows filled with native wildflowers or the rolling waters of the Christina River, everything in the natural world is connected, including the animals that depend on these spaces for survival. But as people build more houses, roads and shopping centers, the places that wildlife live are disappearing.

But YOU can make a difference for animals at school and at home and Delaware Nature Society is here to help!

Discover the four features of a healthy habitat and how you can make your yard come alive with new animal visitors during this virtual presentation, then ‘meet’ some of the wildlife in our area with live animals and taxidermy to learn about their lives and specific needs. With some planning and a little work even small spaces can provide all the things animals need and when we create healthy habitats, we support a healthy environment.

Suggested Age: 6+, but younger children may attend with parents!

Length: ~45 minutes

About The Presenter

David Pragoff is the School and Group Programs Team Leader with Delaware Nature Society. David is based at the Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, DE where he oversees education programming for school, scout and group audiences to further DelNature’s mission to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. David grew up in nearby Chester County, PA where he enjoyed many hours exploring the forest and fields around his childhood home and continues to explore and discover today with his wife and three children.

Sustainable Fabrics

Saturday, March 27, at 10:30 am

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