Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Green Events in Chicago's West Suburbs

If there was ever a time to get into the sustainability movement in Chicago's west suburbs, it's now. There are many green events that you can attend to learn the issues, hang with like-minded people, and have fun. Check out this list provided by my friend Jeff Garhis of the Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition:
 
March 20 - Village of Glen Ellyn hosts "Invite Nature to Your Yard," Glen Ellyn Public Library, 7pm. RSVP to the Environmental Commission Staff Liason at 630-469-5000.  


March 23 - Earth Hour dinner and party at Honey Cafe, Glen Ellyn, http://honeycafe.net/

April 11 - GardenWorks DuPage New Volunteer Orientation. Glen Ellyn Public Library, 7pm.
 

April 16 - "(Re)connecting With Nature: Exploring Biomimicry in Your Own Backyard", Chicago Center for Green Technology, http://www.chicagogreentech.org/green-tech-u-classes/schedule-and-registration?eventId=607033&EventViewMode=EventDetails


April 18
- Earth Day Benefit Dinner, Conservation Foundation, http://www.theconservationfoundation.org/

 
April 21 - Arbor Week at Morton Arboretum (various events), http://www.mortonarb.org/calendar/article/23177/arbor-week-2013.html

April 22 - Glen Ellyn Park District Earth Day Symposium at the Lake Ellyn Boat House, 7pm. Learn what local environmental groups are doing an how you can get involved.

April 27 - Glen Ellyn Recycling event, and other extravaganzas on various dates, http://www.scarceecoed.org/recycling/recycling-events.html

 
April 27 - Great Western Trail Cleanup, http://www.friendsofthegreatwesterntrails.com/



April 27 - Illinois Prairie Path Earth Day Cleanup, http://www.ipp.org/

 May 2 - Environmental Lobby Day, Springfield, http://ilenviro.org/

May 5 - Green Earth Fair, Naperville, http://greenearthinstitute.org/


May 19 - Sierra Club's "Party on the Farm," see Sierra Club River Prairie Group's new activity calendar, http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/calendar/

 August 17-18 - Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair, Oregon, IL, http://www.illinoisrenew.org/

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