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Eco-Friendly Fridays is an environmental education webinar series. Join the team for training sessions on traditional conservation topics as well as new and emerging issues in environmental education. This free virtual series offers effective best management practices (BMPs) aimed at safeguarding human, animal, and environmental health and practical solutions to help reduce your ecological footprint. Whether you are an educator, an environmental professional, or a nature-lover, tune in to discover how you can become a better steward of the environment and its precious resources.

Tune in the Second Friday of the Month

When: The second Friday of the month from 11  a.m. until Noon CT.
Where: Online with Zoom

Zoom Registration

Registration is required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit www.aces.edu/go/Fridays to register.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.

Dates and Topics

  • September 24 – Disaster Preparedness with Chris Reed, Madison County emergency management officer
  • October 8 – Drugs, Disposal, and Downstream Effect of Veterinary Medicines with Will Sander, assistant professor of preventive medicine and public health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • November 12 – Climate Change with Chandana Mitra, associate professor of geosciences at Auburn University
  • December 10 – Electronic Waste in the Home and Environment with Allyson Shabel, urban regional Extension agent
  • January 14 – TBA
  • February 11 – TBA

Take the Survey

Did you join us for an Eco-Friendly Fridays webinar? We want to hear from you! Take just a minute or two and fill out the short survey below and tell us what you think. These surveys not only help better our programs but also help determine federal and state funding. This funding allows us to continue providing affordable, research-based education to you and your family. 

Take the Eco-Friendly Fridays survey.

More Information

Contact Mary Dixon or Karnita Garner for more information about this series or to learn about other environmental programs offered throughout the state.

UESEP: Urban Environmental Science Education Program provides adults and youth with natural resource conservation strategies that lead to improved environmental awareness and stewardship.

Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education is the UESEP component that provides a framework for citizens to become better environmental stewards by identifying emerging environmental issues and by providing unbiased science-based information to aid in their understanding of these pertinent issues.


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Renewable Resources Extension Act Program (#1012197) and Capacity Building Grant Program #2017-38821-26426.


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