Come to the Green Side

February 17, 2014, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environmental programs, Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary

Green HomeThe Spring Valley Nature Club is happy to sponsor the first in a series of green/environmental programs.

What:  Going Green At Home
When:  March 5, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL

This free event will feature guest speaker, Andrea Vollf, Principal of Sustainable Concepts and member of the US Green Building Council.  She will explain easy and attainable ways to save both money and the environment by “going green” at home.  Q&A follows the program.


February 10, 2014, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Awards

Get Recognized for Going Green!green award

The Village of Schaumburg Environmental Committee is accepting applications for the Al Larson Environmental Award through March 24th. Schaumburg residents and businesses can apply.  Categories include energy efficiency, renewable energy, conservation of natural resources, recycling programs, green product use, water conservation, transportation, or outreach and education.

For more information on how to apply, visit the Green Recognition Program in the Green Corner on the village’s website ( and download a residential or non-residential application, or call Martha
Dooley at 847.923.3855.

Honorees are chosen annually. Those previously nominated do not need to re-apply as their applications are kept on file for 2 years.

February 5, 2014, 9:09 pm
Filed under: Animals

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.  They need you to help make this year successful.

The event takes place for four days from February 14 to 17.

Please sign up here to participate and help scientists track what is happening to our birds!