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Village of Flossmoor pledges to preserve the monarch butterfly; Green Commission makes educational video

May 15, 2021 - 21:13
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The Flossmoor Green Commission is working to help reinvigorate the Monarch butterfly population in Illinois with preparations for milkweed gardens, and an informational video for the public showing the stages of a butterfly that was prepared by a Homewood-Flossmoor High School student.

In February, at the suggestion of the Green Commission, former Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun joined with more than 100 mayors nationwide who signed the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge to stimulate the monarch butterfly population in Illinois.

Banishing plastic: Local residents and businesses ditch single-use plastics for reusable, compostable materials

May 13, 2019 - 22:17
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To put it casually, all the plastic we’ve produced is really starting to pile up. A more serious sort of person might say we’re facing a global plastics crisis. People concerned about the environment are reckoning their plastics usage to reduce their reliance and shift to more sustainable materials.

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