This image provided by NASA shows a 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on Jan. 4, 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on Jan. 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin. Suomi NPP is NASA's next Earth-observing research satellite. It is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth. Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. (AP Photo/NASA)
Posted: Sunday, April 8, 2012 3:12 pm
You can learn to live a little bit greener in advance of Earth Day by attending workshops that share ideas like planting a garden to attract monarchs or learning how to save energy. The April 14 event in Mesa is part of the city’s monthly environmental forums, and this one focuses on nature with the arrival of Earth Day on April 22, Arbor Day on April 27 and Water Awareness Month on April 27.
The April 14 event offers three workshops at the Mesa Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road, about monarchs and butterfly gardens, landscape trees, and conserving energy.
Information: www.mesaaz.gov/sustainability or (480) 644-4400.
Sunday, April 8, 2012 3:12 pm.