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Going Green with NPL

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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.

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

Sprinkle toilet bowl with some baking soda

Pour in some distilled white vinegar

Watch it fizz

Scour with brush

Tub & Tile Scrub

1 2/3 cup baking soda

1/2 cup liquid soap

2 Tbl. water

2 Tbl. white distilled vinegar

Mix baking soda and soap in a bowl. Add water. Mix with fork until smooth. Stir in vinegar last. Mixture will foam. Store in a 16-oz. wide-mouthed jar. If the paste dries out, add warm water, let it soften and mix with fork.

Green Events

Crayon Re-Creation Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Celebrate Earthday at the library by peeling, shaving, melting, slicing and dicing old crayons and creating new artwork and fantastically fun shaped crayons to take home.

Composting
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pollak Room B

You want to compost, but you're not sure where to start. Let horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, owner of Sharon Yiesla, Horticultural Services, show you how to compost in your own backyard.

Earth Friendly Yards
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pollak Room AB

Learn how neighborhood garden pathways help native birds and butterflies survive, plus ways to maintain your own earth friendly yard. Meredith Tucker from Barrington-based Citizens for Conservation illustrates her talk with beautiful photos of home landscapes.