Saturday, December 08, 2007

MNC's Friends and Neighboors!

Sunday, August 19, 2007



Just before the nature program at the Moebius Nature Center on Sunday, August 12th, Mayor Lynn McGill presented a framed proclamation to June Lucal, President of Aurora Conservation Council’s Moebius Nature Center which acknowledged and praised the role ACC/MNC has played in the City of Aurora since its founding in 1991. Members of ACC were instrumental in starting the recycling program, passing the $6.5 million levy to allow the city to purchase land for conservation and passive recreation, raising the money to renovate the current nature center and arranging for nature programs co-sponsored by Rotary of Aurora. The proclamation was warmly accepted and will be hung on the wall in the nature center.

Following the Mayor’s comments, Mrs. Lucal introduced Christine Craycroft, director of the Portage Parks District who gave a brief background on the bio-diesel “Living Earth Bus” which was brought for everyone to see. It was a former PARTA bus which was retrofitted for the parks district to take nature programs around the county. Several people from the parks district then presented a program about Aurora wildlife.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

HOW Green (environmentally preferable) is MNC?

1. 30% recycled fly ash concrete drive
2. Zero waste cellulose blown in insulation
3. Tankless instant / on demand hot water heating
4. Energy star rated windows
6. Walls made of pressed sunflower hulls and wheat straw
7. Reused greenhouse saved from being buried in a C&D landfill
8. Zero VOC / zero silica paint (interior)
9. Low flow instant on/off fixtures in public areas (motion sensing so kids cant leave them on)
10. Low flow toilets
11. Non chlorinated drinking water from our own well
12. Low PVC content in building
13. No PVC content in drinking water system
14. 100% reused seating for 99 program attendees
15. 100% reused shelving from a local store that went out of business
16. Shell of building renovated - 80% reused, core 50%. (This was not new construction but a renovation)
17. Resident beaver population 2 and growing...
18. Certainly the stream of environmental education based programs that have been ongoing for over 6 years adds a layer of greeness as well!
19. More soon... the process continues!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Moebius Nature Centers
Grand Opening!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Here she is! Looking good and painted w/ bare naked landscaping! Its getting close to the time for finishing touches!!

Click here for a slideshow of the construction progress.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Moebius Ground Breaking Photo!
Left to right starting with the back row: Bill Pogue, Mayor Lynn McGill, Walter Chapman, Bill & Viia Beechler, Mark Horne, Keith Miller.

Left to right front row: Earl Biederman, George & Ann Chapman, Margi & John McDonald, Bob Luckay, Rebecca & Stephen Gang with their two daughters.