Come to the Green Side


GREEN YOUR SPACE DATABASE
June 29, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Resources

houseRemodeling your house?  Building a new one?  Developing a new business location?  The state of Illinois’ Central Management Services has created a list of statewide environmentally friendly companies that sell, manufacture or provide a service for the home and building construction industry.  Check it out here.

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CHECK OUT SOME OF SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP’S GREEN CLUBS!
June 22, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green Clubs

PrairieSchaumburg Bicycle Club
Meets:  7 p.m., 4th Wednesday of each month
               Schaumburg Barn
               231 Civic Drive
               Schaumburg, IL 
                847-524-7496

Hoffman Estates Garden Club
Meets:  7 p.m., 1st Thursday of each month
                Schaumburg Township District Library
                130 S. Roselle Road
                Schaumburg, IL  
                847-923-3347

Schaumburg Garden Club
Meets:  7 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of each month
               Spring Valley Nature Sancuatary
               1111 E. Schaumburg Road
               Schaumburg, IL
                847-985-2100

Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards
Meets:  Outdoor volunteer work days are held every weekend with the intent of restoring native habitats.  Meet at the Poplar Creek Forest Preserve at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot on the west side of Rte. 59 between Shoe Factory Road on the north and Golf Road (Rte. 58) on the south.  Drive in approximately 1/4 mile and park across the drive from the first pavilion. 

Sierra Club – Illinois Chapter – Northwest Cook County Group
Meets:  7 p.m., 2nd Thursday of each month except for July and August.
                Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary
                1111 E. Schaumburg Road
                Schaumburg, IL
                847-985-2100



WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE STYROFOAM PACKING PEANUTS?
June 16, 2009, 7:52 pm
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites, Recycling

styrofoam peanutsHow many packages have you opened only to have those pesky stryofoam peanuts come spilling out?  As a packing material, these peanuts act as a great cushion but, in order to keep them out of a landfill, it is necessary to reuse them.  In Schaumburg Township these peanuts can be taken to Pak Mail.  They are one of the Peanut Hotline Collection sites and are  generously accepting peanuts from the public–as well as conducting a Cell Phones for Soldiers program.  So, take your peanuts and phones to:

Pak Mail
2511 W. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL   60194
847-594-3355



KEEPING COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES HEALTHY
June 7, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Upcoming Events

Forest PreserveWhat:  Urban Nature Needs Special Care:  Renewing the Promise of the Forest Preserve of Cook County for People and Nature
When:  Wednesday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. 
Where:  Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg 
Who:    Sierra Club, Audubon, Chicago Region Friends of the Forest Preserves, Village of Schaumburg

Listen to the presentation on how the Cook County Forest Preserve and volunteers are working to keep the forest preserves healthy, strong and vital.  Elements of their land management plan that focus on preserving indigenous plants, eliminating invasive species and creating a good environment for our native birds and animals will be discussed.



CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY!
June 1, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environment, Upcoming Events

The film Earth:  The Biography will be shown in the Audiovisual Theater on Friday, June 5 from 4-8 p.m.  Children age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration required.Earth 

This 4-hour film was originally broadcast on the BBC in 2007 using breathtaking footage and special imaging to tell the story of the great forces that shape the planet.  Each segment is 45 minutes.  Please feel free to join us for any part or all of this unique presentation.