1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
Thanks to everyone who participated in our craft swap. We collected donations of fabric, yarn, trim, rubber stamps, scrapbook materials, and much more. The swap was attended by 163 people looking for supplies for their next project.
We look forward to doing it again next year!
Recycle your old batteries, eyeglasses and cell phones in the new Recycle Center at the east entrance of the library near the cafe.
We are excited to introduce a new film discussion series on environmental topics. Every few months, we will show a documentary followed by a discussion led by members of Go Green Northbrook.
Join us on Monday, November 9 at 7pm in the Auditorium for our premiere event as we watch and discuss Plastic Paradise - a powerful film on the impact of plastic waste in everyday life.
The next Green Scene will be in March on the topic of bees. Check our website next year for updates.
As the days get darker, we turn the lights on earlier and leave them on more each day. Lighting accounts for about a quarter of all electricity consumed in the U.S. Here are some tips from EarthShare to lighten the energy load while keeping your home bright:
The Forest Preserves of Cook County are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a calendar of 100 events from September 20 to 27.
Events in Northbrook include:
By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. If you don't want to wait for your computer to start up, set it to turn on automatically a few minutes before you get to work, or boot up while you're pouring your morning coffee.
Go Green Northbrook is sponsoring a tour of local yards that are healthy habitats for all living creatures -- kids, pets, birds, butterflies and pollinators. The tour will feature rain gardens, local species gardens, composting, food gardens, native plants and trees, and natural lawns.
A guide to the yards has been posted at the Go Green Northbrook website.
Saturday, July 18 from 1pm to 4pm
Shop for locally grown produce and other locally made goods at the Northbrook Farmers Market every Wednesday from 7am to 1pm until October 14. 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.