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Updated 9-25-2015

Go Green La Grange! is a group of volunteers who live in and around La Grange, Illinois, and who care about the environment and sustainable living. We’re everyday people who believe that it’s possible to make great strides by providing folks with the information they need to do the right thing.

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Local Focus - Stormwater Management

Village Approves Bond Issue for Storm Water Remediation Measures

Whew! Fall is here and fortunately this summer’s weather CSO-diagram_356was nothing like last year. But, the Village of LaGrange is taking action. On August 24th the Village Board agreed to a $14.5 million bond issue to fund a variety of measures that will lessen the impact of extreme rain events. If approved, the bonds would add about $200 per year to the average tax bill. You can read more about the Board action here, and download the engineering study here.

Illinois Sierra Club Web Site with Water Management Resources

The Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club has set up a new, Illinois-oriented Web site. Topics include Clean Energy, Water, Wildlife and Wilderness, and Transportation. And if you’re looking for legal and technical background on wastewater and related issues, there’s a great primer here.

Green News and Information

New Naperville Hazardous Waste Facility Is Now Open

The City of Naperville has opened its new regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, giving area residents a larger, more efficient location to dispose of unwanted household chemicals, batteries, paint and other hazardous waste. The facility is located at 156 Fort Hill Drive, just north of the Department of Public Works building at Fort Hill Drive and Jefferson Avenue. Details here.

Westchester Schedules Electronics Recycling and Shredding Events

Westchester offers complete electronics recycling form 9am to 11:30am on September 12th and October 10th. The October date will also include document shredding. The events are located at the Water Tower property located in the southwest corner of the village. Map and complete details here.

Document Shredding and Recycling Event

State Representative Michael Zalewski, the Village of La Grange, and the Park District of La Grange will host a recycling and shredding event on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.The event will be held at the Sedgwick Park parking lot on 47th Street near East Avenue.

Residents are encouraged to bring old and unnecessary paperwork and documents that contain personally identifiable information to be safely and securely destroyed.

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.

Thinking Green
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.

Our Friends

La Grange Village Site
La Grange Public Library
Environment Illinois
League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area
Illinois Sierra Club
Safer Pest Control Project
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