We are working on sourcing sunflower seeds to be able to educate the community on the abilities of sunflowers to clean the soil and help save the bees. Sunflowers are used at many nuclear sites to remediate the soil and are excellent sources of nectar for bee pollination. We hope to bring a program to the school system and have a "largest sunflower" contest.
JOHN R TRAIL
Combining business, community, history and art along historic John R. throughout Madison Heights.
PUMP IT UP!
Low tire pressure can be a contributing factor to poor fuel economy, which costs you money and increases harmful emissions, like carbon dioxide (CO2 ). Every one pound per square inch (PSI) decrease in pressure for four tires can decrease fuel economy by 0.2%. We hope to try to do two events a year where citizens are encouraged to pump up their tires.
A similar event in New Hampshire noted "This year, NHDES Green Team volunteers pumped up 252 tires on 63 vehicles! Assuming these vehicles maintained the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure during 2019, this would have saved 2.01 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere – this is equal to the amount of CO2 emitted by driving a car for 4.5 months, or consuming 227 gallons of gasoline, or using 82.3 propane tanks for a gas grill!"
... AND MORE TO COME!
We're excited to say that we will have many ideas and projects to come, many of them beginning in 2020.
SOME IDEAS WE ARE WORKING ON ...