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Green Gardening Tips

Date: 
Wed, 03/18/2015

Now that spring is finally here, it's time to start planning and preparing your garden. These tips can help you make your garden grow green in an environmentally friendly way.

 

Green Car & Driving Tips

Date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015

Are you buying a new car or looking for ways to make your current car and driving habits more environmentally friendly? Greener Cars is a great place to start.

To find the car that's best for you and for the environment, search their interactive database of 15,000 car models from 2000-2015, with ratings based on emissions and fuel economy.

Greener Cars top rated cars of 2015:

Rent FREE Green DVDs

Date: 
Tue, 02/03/2015

While there is no charge for DVDs during February, try some of our environmental documentaries, including:

Local Resale Shops

Date: 
Mon, 01/19/2015

If you have furniture or housewares to get rid of or are looking for unique home decor at bargain prices, try these local resale and consignment shops.

Village Treasure House (1460 Paddock Dr., Northbrook):
Upscale and vintage furniture and home furnishings. Proceeds support local agencies serving women and children in crisis.

Tape Dispenser Recycling

Date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014

Have you used up a roll of tape wrapping presents this month? Bring any empty tape cores or disposable dispensers to the library and we will recycle them!

Drop them off at any service desk on the 2nd or 3rd floors:
Reference, Youth Services, Multimedia, Reader Services.

The collection lasts from December 1st to January 15th.

Food Freshness Dates

Date: 
Thu, 11/13/2014

Are you stocking up on food for the holidays? Find out how long your food will stay fresh and learn the best way to store different items at the Still Tasty website. These helpful tips will save you money and prevent wasting good food.

Turkey tips:

Recycling at Northfield Township ends 11/14

Date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014

Friday, November 14 is your last chance this year to recycle special items at the Northfield Township Garage before they close for the winter. Items you can drop off for recycling include:

Waste-Free Lunches

Date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014

It's back to school time again, and that means packed lunches for many kids. Did you know that on average, a school-age child using disposable lunch packaging and utensils generates 67 pounds of waste per school year?

Instead of using plastic sandwich bags or buying individually wrapped snacks, consider reusable containers, napkins and utensils. Not only will you help the environment, it will also save you money.

For more information and tips, visit Waste-Free Lunches.

Art supply drive a success

Date: 
Wed, 09/10/2014

Thanks to everyone who brought in old art supplies throughout the month of August for our recycling drive. We filled several boxes which we will send to Terracycle to be recycled and repurposed.

Take a look at how much we received:

 

Recycle your art supplies

Date: 
Fri, 07/18/2014

Do you have dried-up markers, old paint brushes and broken crayons to get rid of? During the month of August, you can recycle them at the library. Drop them off at the Youth Services desk on the second floor and we will send them to Terracycle to be repurposed. You can also bring them to our booth at the Farmers Market on July 23 or August 20.