Fall Foliage 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run

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Sign up for CEC’s annual  Fall Foliage 5K/10K run now!

This beautiful run/walk begins on trail, transitions to gravel, the quickly moves to a short stretch of paved road (longer for 10K course), and then back to a narrower grass/mulch/hard pack trail.  There are exposed roots and trip hazards; trail may be muddy if there is rain.  To register, complete the form found at www.wcchallenge.org or register at www.active.com and search “Cope Environmental Center.” You can also print out the form here. All proceeds benefit CEC!

Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Time: 7:30am  Registration/Packet pickup —- 9:00am  Race Starts
Place: Cope Environmental Center
Fee: $20 before October 13th; $25 after October 13th and day of race
Awards: 5K race:  1st-3rd overall male & female winners and 1st-3rd male & female age group awards. 10K race:  1st-3rd overall winners only NO AGE GROUP AWARDS FOR 10K RACE

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Toddler Time!

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You’re never too young to enjoy nature!

Join us for monthly Toddler Time where kids explore the outdoors of CEC through a story, hands-on activities, crafts, and a hike. Programs are 1 hour long. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to dress for the weather! Toddler Time happens rain or shine :)Program Cost: $3 per child. Pre-register by calling Mary Jones at (765) 855-3188.

Toddler Time occurs every THIRD Wednesday of the month, March – October 2014 from 10-11 am.  Upcoming program dates and themes can be found below:

LAST ONE OF 2014!!

October 15th: All About Apples! (reading The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons AND making apple cider!)

E-waste Recycling at Rosa’s Office Plus

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Cope Environmental Center and Rosa’s Office Plus will be partnering with Asset Recovery & Recycling and Shred Monkey to offer Monthly E-Waste Recycling.  Bring your e-waste, used toner cartridges, old cell phones, and documents to shred and recycle them at Rosa’s. This will be a monthly event taking place on the third Saturday of every month.  This event is open to everyone!
Date:  Every third Saturday of the month
Time:  9am-12pm
Place:  Rosa’s Office Supplies Plus- 20 S. 11th St, Richmond
Fee:  FREE for electronics recycling!  $5 per box for paper to be shredded and recycled.Electronics include TV’s, DVD players, computer hard-drives, monitors, and more. Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Call us if you have a questions about what can and can’t be recycled! (765) 855-3188


2014 Homespun Workshops

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own organic fruits and veggies?  Does canning sound like a great idea, but a little scary (you know…boutulism)?  Want to make your house as energy efficient as possible?  Join us for our exciting Homespun Programs in 2014!Times/locations may vary as needed.

October 15th          “Building Blocks of Biodiesel”
@ CEC                            6:00-7:30pm

November 19th     “Smart Shopping: Environment”  
@ Meijer                         5:30-7:00pm

December 17th     “Conserving Energy in your Home”  
@ TBA                            TBA

Fee: $5 per class; $50 for all classes/non-member rate; $40 for all sessions/member rate; please pre-pay by sending check or cash. (no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before program.)

Learn about becoming a member here

Registration: Registration required due to materials needed for each session.  Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or email a.blue@copeenvironmental.org

Thanks to West End Bank for sponsoring this workshop series and Perpetual Recycling Solutions for sponsoring all Sustainability Education at CEC!  We couldn’t do it without you!