Come to the Green Side

September 29, 2010, 4:11 pm
Filed under: Awards
On Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010 the Village of Schaumburg awarded the Schaumburg Township District Library the first Al Larson Environmental Award given to non-residences!
This new, quarterly award was given to the library for the wide range of sustainable actions we practice.  The following activities were specifically mentioned green efforts:
–Energy audit and subsequential energy efficient retrofits
–New, energy-efficient computers and the promotion of duplex printing
–Document shredding event
–Collection of batteries, eyeglasses, nail polish, cell phones, shoes and other items
–Our promotion and outreach through educational programs, our e-newsletter and green blog
This award was achieved through alterations and modifications by the library staff, support from the administration and board and, most of all, the many contributions by the public to all of our recycling/collection/environment events!  It was truly a joint effort.  A big thanks to everyone!

September 26, 2010, 7:01 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites, Shredding event

Both SWANCC communities in Schaumburg Township–Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates–will be able to take part in the upcoming electronics drop-off/document destruction event in Rolling Meadows.  Residents from these two communities only may participate.

October 2, Rolling Meadows
9 am – 12 pm
Public Works Building
3900 Berdnick St.
IDs will be checked

Acceptable electronics items:
Computers – PCs and laptops   
Computer Monitors 
DVD Players
Fax Machines 
Mobile Phones
Peripherals – mice, keyboards, zip drives MP3 Players
Video Game Consoles
VHS players

Visit for more information.

September 19, 2010, 7:01 am
Filed under: Appliances

The State of Illinois is pleased to announce the renewal of the Illinois ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

This program provides incentives for Illinois consumers to replace older appliances with specific residential ENERGY STAR qualified appliances. 

Point of purchase rebates on ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners will be available for items purchased from participating retailers on September 24, 2010, or when funds expire.

The rebate is a %15 in-store instant discount in addition to any sale offers.  Please note that this program was first introduced in April and funding was depleted in a matter of hours. 

Participating retailers near Schaumburg Township are:
Advanced Maytag Home Appliance Center
Best Buy:  900 Barrington Road, Schaumburg
CR Cabinetry:  716 Lunt Avenue, Schaumburg
Grants Appliances Electronics & More:  400 W. Higgins Road, Schaumburg 
Home Depot:  600 Meacham Road, Schaumburg
Home Depot:   100 Barrington Road, Schaumburg
IKEA:  1800 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg
Lowe’s:  101 N. Barrington Road, Schaumburg
Sears:  3333 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates
Sears:  2 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

For more information, visit the Illinois Department of Commerce’s website.

September 12, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Appliances, Energy

The Schaumburg Township District Library is now circulating Kill-A-Watt meters to our STDL cardholders.  The meters allow users to measure how much electricity their household appliances and electronics consume.  They are available at the Audio Visual Information Desk on the first floor.  Meters may be checked out for seven days and renewed twice if there are no holds.

Take advantage of this easy, free way to check out the watt usage in your home!