1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
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.
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.
If you missed our DIY Green Cleaning Solutions workshop, here are some easy recipes to make at home.
2 cups water
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 tsp. Dr. Bronner's soap (optional)
Combine in a spray bottle.
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
Join us on Saturday, October 12 at 10am for a workshop on how to create simple and green cleaning solutions. Supplies will be provided and you will leave the library with a home-made cleaning solution.
Register online or call Reader Services at 847-272-2958.
Shop for locally grown produce and other locally made goods at the Northbrook Farmers Market every Wednesday from 7am to 1pm until October 9. The market is located at the corner of Cherry and Meadow.
Join us on Tuesday, June 18 at 7pm for the first Northbrook screening of Food Patriots. Local filmmaker Jeff Spitz will be present to discuss his documentary about how food-borne illness caused his family to rethink their eating habits.
Watch the trailer below:
We've compiled these lists of easy things you can do to help the environment:
Adjust Your Refrigerator and Water Heater
Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home, typically accounting for about 18% of your utility bill. The Department of Energy recommends setting the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F to get comfortable hot water and reduce energy expenditure.
Try composting as a way to use your kitchen and yard waste to benefit your garden. Not sure how to get started? Check out these composting resources at the library.