Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
“Meet the Co-op” Forum
- Wednesday, December 5, 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Corner Coffee House (100 W St Charles Rd, Lombard)
For more information, visit the Prairie Food Co-op web site.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
November 20 - Prairie Food Coop offers its first public forum in Lombard to learn about what a food coop store is and how to become an owner.
November 23 - Naperville Astronomical Association open house at Astronomy Education Center in Naperville. Look through large amateur telescopes (weather permitting), NAA stargazing.
November 27 - Deadline for energy efficiency grants for schools, Illinois State Board of Education.
November 30 - This Thanksgiving, you can recycle cooking oil in Glen Ellyn. For other locations, see the list posted on the SCARCE web site.
December 8 - Ten Thousand Villages fundraiser for Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters, shopping from 12-4 pm. - new location.
December 14 - Next restoration work day at Glen Ellyn Park district
Various dates - DuPage Forest Preserve Restoration workdays and progress tours.
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.
The Conservation Foundation announces a new preserve.
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 update
Shop local. Due to growing demand, Glen Ellyn has a second electric vehicle charging station in its central business district, map Naperville has them also.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
- Jeff Gahris
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Eco Features: passive solar home, furnace replaced in 2010
Listed by: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Eco Features: energy-efficient HVAC, Solar Tubes, whole house fan
Listed by: Coldwell Banker Residential
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Eco Features: Energy independent generator, two HVAC systems
Listed by: Prudential Rubloff
Friday, August 30, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
When asked about what we need to do for our communities, these are some of the specific concerns in order of popularity:
- Sustainable food, using native plants, and gardening
- Lawn care, pesticide use, and urban trees
- Transportation planning
- Public education and advocacy
- Community sustainability planning
- Energy efficiency in buildings
- Use of renewable energy
- Education and advocacy (in various forms)
- Using renewable energy
- Energy efficiency
This includes input from the residents of Glen Ellyn and surrounding communities, and includes environmental activists as well as interested citizens. Environmental groups and municipalities in DuPage County should find this summary useful for planning purposes. We believe there is community interest and support for doing more than what we are now doing.'
Thanks to Bonnie Gahris for summarizing the results, which will soon appear in detail in a full report.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
April 21 - Arbor Week begins at Morton Arboretum, http://www.mortonarb.org/
April 22 - Earth Day Summit at Lake Ellyn Boathouse; 7-8:30 pm (From Glen Ellyn Park District Newsletter)
- Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation
- First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn - Environmental Ministry Team
- First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn - Earthlings Group
- GardenWorks DuPage
- Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition
- Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
- IL Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting
- The Resiliency Institute
- River Prairie Sierra Club
- Wild Ones: Greater DuPage Chapter
April 27 - Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza, http://www.glenellyn.org/Commissions/Environmental.html (for similar events in other communites, see http://www.scarceecoed.org/ )
April 27 - Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup, http://www.ipp.org/pdf/Official_2012_Annual_Cleanup_Coordinators_Flyer.pdf
April 27 - Great Western Trail Cleanup, http://www.friendsofthegreatwesterntrails.com/
Thursday, February 21, 2013
You are invited to the only known Earth Hour Party in DuPage County, at Honey Cafe in Glen Ellyn, Saturday evening, March 23, 6:30 - 9 pm, for food, drink, music, and door prizes. Seating is limited, so reserve by calling Honey at 630-469-0000, by March 16. Prepayment of $25 per person is required. Includes a beverage. Please specify if you need gluten-free or vegan dining. Honey Cafe was chosen for this event because it is locally-owned and has taken steps toward environmental sustainability. Sponsored by Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition in cooperation with Honey Cafe.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
February 23 - SCARCE Recycling Extravaganza, Glen Ellyn, http://www.scarceecoed.org/
February 24 - Green Readin' book discussion, Lombard, http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/
February 27 - Green Drinks Naperville discusses local farming, including CSAs, https://www.facebook.com/events/308270262609007/
February 28 - Film "Green Fire" presented at Warrenville Public Library, http://www.warrenville.com/
March 8 - Just Views film and discussion, "When Progress Isn't! Then What?" http://md09.wow.synacor.com/zimbra/mail#18
March 20 - Village of Glen Ellyn hosts landscaping seminar, http://www.glenellyn.org/