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Going Green with NPL

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

8:30am:

  • Cleanup volunteers will collect debris and windblown trash and hunt for a hidden sign for a chance to win a prize. Meet at the corner of Shermer and Meadow to register.
  • Recycling drop-off begins at the west side commuter lot by the Northbrook METRA station.
    • Paint
    • Molded styrofoam
    • Tires
    • CFL and fluorescent bulbs
    • Printer cartridges
    • Household batteries
    • Computers, TVs, electronics
    • Household goods (donated to Goodwill)
    • Onsite document shredding

9:30am to 1pm:

  • Over 50 exhibitors promoting earth-friendly ideas and concepts to implement in your home or business.
  • Free tree seedlings and a chance to win a tree.
  • Children's activities including pony rides.
  • Music by local performers.
  • Bicycle safety - bring your bike.
  • Don't forget to stop by the library's booth!

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.

Learn how you can participate in seed gathering, controlled burns, prairie and oak woods restoration, and other ways to enjoy this little-known resource in Northbrook.

Go Green Northbrook cosponsors this program of presentations and discussion, offering an opportunity to discover some of the rare landscapes, orchids, butterflies and birds that are our neighbors.

Green Events

Composting

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Pollak Room B


All ages. 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.


DIY Safe Cleaning Products

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Pollak Room B


Make your own non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products. Supplies will be provided and you will leave with a home-made cleaning solution.