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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.

What goes in your recycling bin?

Date: 
Sat, 07/12/2014

Did you know you can recycle milk and juice cartons made of paperboard? Here is a list of the types of containers you can put in your recycling bin in Northbrook:

Paper shredding at Village Hall July 12

Date: 
Thu, 07/03/2014

Do you have personal documents that you want to dispose of safely? Bring up to 3 boxes or bags to the Village Hall parking lot on Saturday, July 12 from 9am to 1pm. The documents will be shredded and the paper will be recycled. Sponsored by the Northbrook Civic Foundation.

Farmers Market opens June 18

Date: 
Mon, 06/16/2014

Shop for locally grown produce and other locally made goods at the Northbrook Farmers Market every Wednesday from 7am to 1pm until October 8. The market is located at the corner of Cherry and Meadow.

Looking for recipes to make with your purchases? Take a look at our From Your Farmers Market board on Pinterest for ideas.

No More Paint Recycling at the Village Garage

Date: 
Fri, 05/30/2014

The Village Garage in Northbrook is no longer accepting paint for recycling. Paint must be taken to the Northfield Township Road District garage at 1928 Lehigh in Glenview. See the township website for other materials you can recycle there.

Large electronics are still accepted at the Northbrook Village Garage on the first Tuesday of the month through October. You can also recycle small electronics, light bulbs and batteries Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm.

Battery, cell phone and eyeglasses recycling

Date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014

During our renovation, we will continue to accept household batteries for recycling as well as donations of old cell phones and eyeglasses. The bins are still in the lobby near the east entrance. Thanks for your contributions.

Earth Day & Arbor Day

Date: 
Sun, 04/06/2014

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with activities at the Village Green Park in Northbrook on Saturday, April 26.

8:30am:

Urban Forest

Date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014

Thursday, February 27 at 7pm, Auditorium

Why do we have forest preserves in Northbrook? What do they add to our quality of life and why is it important to care for their plants and animals?

Somme Woods and Prairie are hidden treasures filled with peace and beauty. Throughout the year, volunteer stewards restore the habitat for hundreds of rare and endangered plants and animals.

Solar Energy presentation

Date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013

If you missed the presentation on Energy Conservation and Solar Generation for Home and Business co-sponsored by Go Green Northbrook, you can watch it on YouTube.

Dan Whisler from Glenbrook North High School

 

Brandon Leavitt, president of Solar Service Inc.

Cleaning Solution Recipes

Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013

If you missed our DIY Green Cleaning Solutions workshop, here are some easy recipes to make at home.

Glass Cleaner

2 cups water

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1/2 tsp. Dr. Bronner's soap (optional)

Combine in a spray bottle.

Floor Cleaner

1 gal. water

1/8 cup distilled white vinegar

1/8 cup liquid soap

10 drops essential oil (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a pail.

Toilet Bowl Magic