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Going Green with NPL

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.

The Department of Energy suggests setting your refrigerator to between 37°F to 40°F and the freezer to 5°F for optimum efficiency. Make sure the doors seal properly. Keep your refrigerator a few inches from the wall and vacuum its condenser coils every year to help it run more efficiently.

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.