The Prairie Food Co-op has been formed and is seeking members. Already over 90 people have joined. After a feasibility study is completed and location selected, a retail store will open to feature local and organic foods.
“Meet the Co-op” Forum
Wednesday, December 5, 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Corner Coffee House (100 W St Charles Rd, Lombard)
The co-op invites interested folks for an informal meet-up to learn more about the co-op, ownership, and anything else you’re curious about. “Meet the Co-op” forums provide opportunities to discuss the co-op with owners and PFC Board members. Owners and non-owners alike are welcome. Appetizers will be provided. Drinks available for purchase. Come relax and socialize with some great people!
For more information, visit the Prairie Food Co-op web site.
Illinois DNR proposes new hydraulic fracturing rules for oil and gas wells. The photo above shows Jennifer Hensley of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club explaining the new fracking laws at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center during a recent Sierra Club River Prairie Group program.
Illinois is more energy efficient than you might think, at least when
compared to other states, ACEEE.
But for renewable energy sources like solar to really take off, we need to fix
the rules, veto session
Shop local. Due to growing demand, Glen Ellyn has a second electric vehicle
charging station in its central business district, mapNaperville has them also.
The program being held in Glen Ellyn on Wednesday November 13 is intended to provide an update on what is happening in Illinois from a public policy and environmental protection perspective. This is an important topic for all Illinois residents.
Nov 13 - FRACKING IN ILLINOIS, Next
Steps, GLEN ELLYN CIVIC CENTER, 535 Duane Street, 7 PM
Illinois passed fracking legislation this
year. What are some of the most significant components of the legislation? What
do we need to do to ensure that the regulations are enforced, permits are
monitored, and supporting rules are the most effective for protecting our air,
water and land?
Nov 9 - Buckthorn removal project and trail cleanups. The following is edited for brevity. Contact the Village of Lombard for additional information.
The Village is seeking your help to remove trash and buckthorn from the Illinois Prairie Path and Great Western Trail. The official time is 9 am-Noon on Saturday. Volunteers for the buckthorn work must be at least 10 years old and sign a waiver. The waiver may be either submitted before the event or brought that morning. Volunteers picking up trash do not need to complete a waiver. Please contact Dave Gorman, Assistant Director of Public Works, at 630-620-5765 or email@example.com to sign up for a trail section. Thanks for being one of those that make a difference! - Dave David P. Gorman, PE Asst. Director of Public Works Village of Lombard, p: 630-620-5765 c: 630-769-1868 f: 630-620-5982, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 13 - Sierra Club program "Fracking in Illinois: The Next Steps," with Jen Hensley of the Illinois Sierra club office, 7 pm, Glen Ellyn Civic Center.
If you are like me, you may have traveled to another town and
noticed advanced lighting being widely used in commercial buildings.Light emitting diode (LED) technology is
dropping in price, and due to its high performance, it is becoming embraced by
many retailers.And quietly, it has been
coming to Glen Ellyn.
So where can you find it?
Consider Ten Thousand Villages, a chain of Fair Trade retail
stores that has a Glen Ellyn location.As
stated on its Web Site, “Ten
Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry,
home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories
representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America
and the Middle East. One of the world's
largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade
Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of
thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries.”
When Ten Thousand Villages recently moved a few doors down from
its prior location on Pennsylvania Avenue, it made significant advances to its
lighting in keeping with its corporate principles.Always committed to adopting sustainability
practices, the store now makes extensive use of LED lighting fixtures.The light is surprisingly bright, yet it provides
a warm pleasant feeling.This
effectively highlights retail products that are on display.Additionally, when compared to incandescent
lighting, LED results in a substantial reduction in electrical use.Consider a 10 watt bulb replacing a 75 watt
incandescent: an 80 percent reduction.In a retail store with dozens of fixtures that are lit up all day, and
to some degree, all night, this really adds up.
This is a good example of what local businesses can do to
reduce energy consumption while enhancing the appeal of the shopping
experience.Such initiatives show that
it is not difficult to incorporate retail store improvements into community