Tag: environment

Sustainability in the South Suburbs outlined Feb. 8

Registration is being accepted for the Growing Sustainable Communities Together program on Feb. 8 hosted by the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium. The day-long program will feature speakers addressing major issues that can help ensure quality of life in the South Suburbs. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.[Read More…]

Recycle trees, lights at park district sites

If your celebration of the holidays is over, don’t forget to recycle. Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is the location for dropping off discarded live Christmas trees. Trees must be free of all ornaments, lights, wire and tinsel. The collections continue through Jan. 18 at the Irons Oaks parking lot on Vollmer[Read More…]

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Recycling revamp: Taking a fresh look at a maturing environmental practice

It’s been nearly 30 years since Homewood Disposal Service began curbside pickup of recyclables. Much has changed, but the community remains committed to this aspect of environmental stewardship. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a[Read More…]

Events focus on saving the environment and celebrating Earth Day

As the nation prepares for the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, several programs in the Homewood-Flossmoor area are providing information and ways to celebrate special efforts to recognize how to be environmentally kind to the earth. The Flossmoor Public Library and the Flossmoor Green Commission are presenting two special[Read More…]

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Green goals in Flossmoor selected from regional initiative

Flossmoor has signed onto a Chicago-area initiative that encourages green practices to make local communities — and the entire metropolitan — more environmentally sustainable. The village board also honored Brian Zakem for his role in developing green initiatives.  You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive[Read More…]

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IJP Students Revved Up at Energy Fair

On March 22, Flossmoor was host to a community event where residents could gain extensive knowledge on the development of alternative energy sources, including biomass, solar and geothermal power. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already[Read More…]

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Heather Hill students get food provider to drop Styrofoam trays

Heather Hill fifth graders become environmental activists, and get results. Members of the environmental club appealed to the school’s food provider to consider changing its packaging material. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber?[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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