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SPRING VALLEY NATURE SANCTUARY WORK DAY
October 25, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environment, Upcoming Events

spring valleyThe Northwest Cook County Group of the Sierra Club is continuing their restoration work at Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary in Schaumburg.  Any who wish to participate should meet in the Spring Valley parking lot on Saturday, November 21 at 8:45 a.m.  Work will proceed until 11:30.  Gloves and tools will be provided. 

Helping restore this native habitat is the Group’s way of saying thank you to Spring Valley for the use of their meeting room.

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BUYING RECYCLED PRODUCTS
October 18, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green Tips, Marketplace

retail Recycling your household and business waste is only part of the process.  Consider buying recycled products to complete the cycle.  Check out SWANCC’s website to find ecofriendly products, links and programs. 

Everything from a list of green hotels, energy efficient appliances, safe cosmetics to green office supplies is given.



WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR BUSINESS WASTE?
October 11, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environment, Green Tips, Recycling

Illinois EPAFor the average household, there are multiple, advertised environmental fairs, hazardous waste collections, dropoffs and recycling events that are all FREE.  For the average business it can be difficult to find a way to be green and operate economically. 

The Illinois EPA has one way to help.  They have set up an Industrial Material Exchange that allows businesses to post both the materials they have available for recycling or materials they would like to obtain for their own uses.  Check  out the website here.