Tag: environment

County releases 2021 sustainability report

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the 2021 Cook County Sustainability Report on Friday, April 22, highlighting the county’s efforts to support healthy and resilient communities that thrive economically, socially and environmentally. Since 2010, emissions from county-owned buildings have been reduced by 40%, according to the report. In 2020,[Read More…]

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Flossmoor Green Commission’s goal is 300 new trees

Green Commission volunteers, from left, Simon Duckett, Samantha Sextonson and Tristan Shaw were out planting trees on Oct. 2. Volunteers will again be out on Oct. 23 planting another 50 trees in various Flossmoor locations. (Provided photo) You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already[Read More…]

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

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[Read More…]

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Recycling kits help educate students remotely

Homewood Disposal recycling kits have helped local kids learn about environmental responsibility through the pandemic. (Provided photo) Though classroom teaching has mostly been virtual this past year, Homewood Disposal did not slow down on implementing recycling education. The company distributed Recycling Education Toolkits to the communities it serves so students[Read More…]

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Pumpkin smash event mixes fun with environmental responsibility

Ryder Kelly prepares to toss a pumpking into a truck bed during the annual Pumpkin Smash event Saturday at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)   You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

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

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. You’ve reached[Read More…]

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Recyclepalooza helps residents dispose of difficult-to-recycle items

Even people who routinely recycle might find it difficult to dispose of those things that can’t be placed curbside, but they want to handle things responsibly. That’s where Recyclepalooza comes in. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

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Power plant developer pulls the plug on Glenwood project

[Updated at 9:55 a.m. Saturday] Oak Meadow Energy LLC has notified Glenwood officials that it will no longer pursue the development of a controversial electricity generating plant in the village.In a letter dated Wednesday, March 27, addressed to Glenwood residents, Mayor Ronald Gardiner announced Oak Meadow’s decision and provided a brief[Read More…]

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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