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