Friday, February 19, 2016

Spring Eco Calendar

Find more details by following links () to the sponsoring organizations.  See also Glen Ellyn Sustainability Group’s Facebook page.

Event Listing:

April 2 (Elgin) – Meet lawmakers in an informal setting, Legislative Solar Social, ISEA

April 5 (Wheaton) – 10th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge for High School Students, SCARCE

April 5 (Wheaton) – Learn about residential solar energy, registration suggested Wheaton Public Library

April 7 (Glen Ellyn)  Earth Friendly Yards
Glen Ellyn Park District

April 7 (Carol Stream)  Program about sustainable butterfly gardening, DuPage Organic Garden Club

April 9 (Naperville)  Solar energy class, PV 101: Introduction to PhotovoltaicsIllinois Solar Energy Association

April 13 (Chicago)  showing of the highly-regarded film Catching the Sun→ ISEA

 April 20 (Wheaton) – Succession Planning and Body Smart Gardening, →Sweet Home Organics

April 20 (Wheaton) – Spring Kickoff Volunteer Meeting, The Gardenworks Project

April 21 (Springfield)  Sign up for Environmental Lobby Day, Illinois Environmental Council

April 21 (Wheaton)  Stormwater From the Ground Up, a presentation by Krista Grimm, League of Women Voters of Wheaton

April 22 (Glen Ellyn) – Our Earth Day Festival returns! This annual event is co-sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District, the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission, and Glen Ellyn Sustainability Group.  New location -Maryknoll Park!  The theme this year is Sustainable Landscaping, Glen Ellyn Park District

April 23 (Glen Ellyn)  First of a series of workdays at Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve, Sierra Club Outings

April 28 (Elmhurst)  Program, Clean Power, Clean JobsElmhurst Public Library

April 30 (Glen Ellyn) – Adopt-a-Trail cleanup and 2-mile hike, Sierra Club RPG

April 30 (various communities) – Illinois Prairie Path and Great Western Trail clean-ups,

May 7 (Glen Ellyn)  Pre-order your garden compost and pick it up at the annual Get Your Garden Growing Green event, SCARCE

May 21 (Argonne)  Argonne National Lab Open House, see video then register, Argonne

May 21 (DuPage County) – 2016 DuPage River Sweep, Conservation Foundation

Learn more about solar energy,  Illinois Solar Energy Association calendar

Sierra Club service projects and outings, Sierra Club Illinois Chapter

Spring gardening and horticulture classes (Lisle), The Morton Arboretum

Permaculture classes (Naperville), The Resiliency Institute

Outdoor preservation activities, Churchill Woods Protectors

Organic gardening classes (various locations), Sweet Home Organics

County-wide event listing, Cool DuPage

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