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Location: Oak Park, IL
Latest Activity: Feb 27
Started by Bryan Northup Jul 26, 2011.
Started by Natalie Greene Jun 20, 2011.
Started by Becca. Last reply by Maria Onesto Moran Mar 29, 2011.
I thought this might be of interest to any green-minded local business owners:
Sponsors are now being sought for the Village’s third annual celebration of green living — Earth Fest — scheduled for Sat., April 21, in the LEED® Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Sponsors not only receive special recognition in event promotional materials, they also help move the community toward the important goal of living sustainably. This year’s event will highlight organic farmers, eco-friendly landscapers, local chefs and restaurants, games and activities for children, items for sale, and entertainment. Sponsors earn the opportunity to not only educate but also to engage and empower people to make healthier choices for themselves, their families and the planet. Sponsorships range from $125 to $1,000. A sponsorship form is posted at www.oak-park.us/earthfest. For more information, call 708.358.5778 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rachel, is the box going to be an overwhelming amount of food for two adults?
How cool! Thanks for sharing, Bryan.
Don't Know what to do with all that foam left over after opening Holiday gifts? Don't throw it out! Bring it to OPAL......The Oak Park Art League Is creating a Winter Sculpture garden with donated foam and then arranging for it to be taken to the closest one of 15 North America foam Recycling sites. Bring us your foam and see what we make!http://opal-art.com/2011/12/12/opal-foam/
Some places of which I'm aware: Green Home Experts will take them (though I believe they charge 30cents/lb now) www.ghexperts.com. Nearby, city Walgreens and libraries will take them for free http://www.chicagorecycling.org/batteries.htm
Glad to hear about the electronic recycling program...will they also accept batteries? If not, where can we recycle alkaline batteries in Oak Park?
From the Village:
Electronic recycling events offered in response to law change
The Village will offer a monthly electronics recycling program next year in response to a new state law that bans most electronic items from Illinois landfills beginning Jan. 1. Banned items include computers, peripherals, laptops, monitors, TVs, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, cable boxes, satellite receivers, digital converter boxes, stereo equipment, speakers, portable digital assistants, video game consoles, video cassette recorders/players, digital video disk players, zip drives and scanners. The Oak Park recycling program will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays, May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. Items must be brought to the Public Works Center, 201 S. Lombard Ave. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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