Come to the Green Side

“Our Green Future” Panel: Earth Institute’s Brower Youth Award Winners
March 27, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environmental programs

When:  Wednesday,  April 06, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Harper College Performing Arts Center
Who:  Co-sponsored by Harper College Campus Activities Board and Whole Foods Market
Cost:  FREE Harper students w/current HarperCard
$3 Harper faculty/staff, seniors and other students w/valid ID
$5 general admission

The Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Award, considered North America’s top prize for bold, young “green” leaders, is awarded annually to six young people who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and environmental justice and social impact.  

The “Our Green Future” panel will feature three award recipients sharing their stories, followed by a Q&A session.


March 25, 2011, 5:00 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Get your house or business ready for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26 2011.   From 8:30 to 9:30 local time, you have the ability to join with millions of people around the world and make a difference.  Simply turn the lights out in your home and business for one hour as a symbolic way to highlight the call for climate change.    

Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

For more info on Earth Hour or to make your own pledge, see the Earth Hour website.

March 18, 2011, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Recycling

Who:  IKEA Schaumburg
When:  Saturday, April 9 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Where:  IKEA Parking Lot, 1800 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg
What:  Computer equipment that includes desktops, laptops, monitors, cables, keyboards, mice; scanners; fax machines; zip drives; PDAs; televisions; DVD/VHS players; cell phones; MP3 players and video game consoles.  Any other items are excluded. 
Further info:  (847) 969-9700 ext. 0

March 13, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Light Bulbs, Recycling

ComEd is partnering with The Home Depot and select Ace Hardware and True Value stores to properly recycle your old CFL bulbs at no charge

These bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and should not be placed in the trash.   Due to the efforts of the stores mentioned above, more than 60,000 CFLs were recycled in 2010.

Take your CFLS to:
The Home Depot
100 Barrington Road

The Home Depot
600 Meacham Road
Elk Grove Village

Roselle Ace Hardware
821 E. Nerge Road

Schaumburg Ace Hardware
560 S. Roselle Road

“Food, Inc.”, Film & Discussion with the Filmmakers
March 6, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environmental programs

Film showing:  March 15, 7:30 p.m.,  Harper College J Theatre (Room J143)
Film showing:  March 26, 2 p.m., Harper College Building E, Room E107
Discussion with the Director:  Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Harper College Performing Arts Center
Who:  Co-sponsored by Harper College Campus Activities Board and Whole Foods Market
Cost:  FREE

In FOOD, INC., Director Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nations’ food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer.  Featuring interviews with such food experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), FOOD, INC. reveals surprising truths about what we eat.

March 3, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets

Getting antsy for spring and the first taste of those delicious fruits and vegetables from your local farmers market?  Well, wait no longer. 

Take a trip to the Geneva Green Market at their winter location at 11 N. 5th St. in Geneva, IL.  They are open Saturdays from 9-1 through May 21, 2011.

You will find assorted vegetables, breads, cheeses, eggs, local honey, popcorn, free range meats as well as grower-produced jams, jellies, salsa’s, sauces & other goodies.  Makes your mouth water, doesn’t it?