EARTH DAY Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22nd. This day was established in 1970 to increase awareness of environmental issues and inspire conservancy. If you want to celebrate in Memphis, there will be an all-day event at Shelby Farms Park this Saturday. The Memphis Zoo is also hosting a celebration on April 25th focusing on endangered species. The zoo's website has all the scoop on this Party for the Planet. And you can celebrate all month long at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Their go... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 20
LEAD BASED PAINT NOTIFICATIONS Recently, the Chicago Department of Health issued lead abatement notices for fourteen properties owned by a number of affiliated companies. The companies were found to be in violation of the Residential Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act after it was discovered that the companies did not properly notify tenants that pre-1978 homes might contain lead-based paint. A settlement with HUD and the EPA will require the companies to make improvements in 463 housin... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 16
SUSTAINABILITY MONTH Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. and City of Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. have jointly declared the month of April 2012 as Sustainability Month in the city and county. This month marks the one year anniversary of the joint city and county Office of Sustainability. To quote the mayors, "the City of Memphis and Shelby County government together are taking steps to be a leader in green building standards, the development and implementation of alternative en... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 6