League of Women Voters to Sponsor Program on Genetically Modified Organisms
Join Cook County Farm Bureau member Kim Morton as she examines the history and safety of genetically modified foods. Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00pm - 8:45pm, LaGrange Public Library, Lower Level.
Save the Prairie Society Schedules Prairie Restoration Workdays
You can help eliminate buckthorn and other invasive plants from the Wolf Creek Prairie. March 15th, 22nd and 29th, at 1pm. Meet at the Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Dr, Westchester. Details here.
Village of LaGrange Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a national effort to collect unwanted, unused, and expired medications on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The La Grange Police Department, located at 304 W. Burlington Avenue, will serve as a regional drop off facility. Details here.
Recycling Extravaganza at Fullersburg Woods April 26th
Load up your car with recyclables, and head for this drive-through community event instead of the landfill. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Fullersburg Woods, Saturday, April 26, 9am to Noon. Details here.
Green Earth Institute to Hold Green Earth Fair on May 4th
"Celebrating Sustainability" is the theme for this educational and fun event. Speakers, exhibits, music, food, kids' activities, tours, demonstrations… A celebration of Spring, Earth Day, and organic food, combined with learning more about how you can live green! Green Earth Institute, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, Sunday, May 4, 12:30pm to 5pm. Read more here.
SCARCE to Host Garden Fair, May 10th
Purchase organic vegetable and herb seedlings and high quality compost. Order a rain barrel. See compost bins, worms, and lead-free hoses. Check out earth-friendly products and services from local organizations. Bring new or used garden tools, tomato cages, and gardening supplies to donate to local school and community gardens. 799 Roosevelt Rd, Building 2, Glen Ellyn, Saturday, May 10th, 9am to 1pm. Event details and flyer 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.
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.