Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Day Event at the Glen Ellyn Public Library

Join us this Thursday April 22 (7:00-8:30 p.m.) to celebrate Earth Day. Various Glen Ellyn groups will be presenting "green" activities they have undertaken, plus we will share ideas for making Glen Ellyn a more beautiful and green community. The Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition will be one of the participating organizations. This event is sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Public Library. It is free, but registration is required. We will provide information that will help citizens become more involved after Earth Day. Please join us for an interesting and informative evening.

Friday, April 9, 2010

April 1 Meeting a Big Success

In a full room, Debra Lazar Pearl of the Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting gave an informative lecture about outdoor lighting practices. Her lecture incorporated images of commonly seen lighting practices, highlighting both the good and the ugly. This was followed by a lively discussion about energy conservation, and "good neighbor" lighting practices. In short, the message was simple: Use only the necessary amount of light where you need it for comfort and safety. Anything else is waste.

This lecture, the first event co-sponsored by Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation and the Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition, attracted Village Trustees and concerned citizens.

The Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting has more information at