How Can I Recycle Cooking Oil?
Think that turkey fat just disappears when you pour it down the drain? It doesn’t! Even if hot water is running and the grease is liquid when it goes down the drain, cooking oils and fats solidify as soon as they reach cold pipes. Cities and homeowners spend thousands of dollars on the resulting sewer clogs. But what do you do with it? You can recycle it at several locations here in Northern Illinois. Details and more information can be found here.
Time to Rake Those Leaves? Think Again...
Don't send your precious leaves to the curb! You can mulch them and add them to your lawn, vegetable garden, flower beds, or compost pile. If you have lots of trees or native plants, you won't even have to mulch the leaves--they can protect and feed the soil right where they fall. This year, make it easy on yourself and the planet! Read all about it here.
It’s Holiday Time - Check Out Our Green Holiday Resources
Over the years, we’ve collected some tips on how to make your holidays sustainable.
Go Green LaGrange Publishes Updated Waste Reduction Guide
Go Green LaGrange proudly announces its updated Waste Reduction Guide! Want to know where to recycle almost anything locally? This is the place. Download the guide here.
Composting Can Reduce Your Trash Volume and Improve Your Garden
More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste (MSW). In 2010 alone, more than 34 million tons of food waste was generated, with only three percent diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Interested? The EPA has lots of information here.
Check Out This Blog That Focuses on Sustainability
CustomMade Products, a Boston company focusing on new products has put together a very nice blog about sustainable Surroundings, Living, and Industry. Have a look at their site.
Local Resident Seeks LEED Certification for New Home
The Lewendowski family decided they wanted to build a LEED certified home - the first in La Grange. It’s been a long, strange trip, but it’s happening! You can read about their plans and progress to date on their blog.
EPA Site Provides Resources for Living Green
Our actions impact the environment. Today we realize that each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. We all need to take ownership of environmental protection. EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint. Learn more at EPA's Sustainability site.
Our interactive blog for assessing the science behind the debate. Current resources for Climate Modeling, Alternative Energy Options, and Green Economics - links to current work that tries to set the record straight.