Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The event will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook.
Learn about ways to put the Earth first while celebrating Earth Day at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. We’ll have a lot of local, eco-friendly vendors will on hand with free samples and green-friendly tips. Plus, enjoy food vendors, learn about recycling opportunities and more. If you share our passion for conservation and being eco-aware, Earth Aid is a must attend event. For more information go to www.bolingbrookparks.org. Or call (630) 739-2600. Earth Aid activities include - Editor's note: This article was submitted by the Bolingbrook Park District.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
April 22, 2013 is the 43rd Earth Day. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s some stunning stats about how energy use and the environment in America.
In recognition of the 43rd Earth Day (April 22, 2013) and accompanying Earth Week (April 16-22), the U.S. Census Bureau released a series of statistics relating to energy and the environment on Tuesday. We've collected them and have them below. Fun fact: Earth Day was created by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 after the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill that dumped 100,000 barrels of crude into the Santa Barbara Channel off of California. The first Earth Day in 1970 led to the creation of the EPA and laws like the Clean Air and Endangered Species acts, and the day of recognition is still going strong. Here's that data: Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2011, which is more than 2.0 percent …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Eye-opening statistics that will make you think twice before heading for the garbage can.
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970. In that inaugural year, 20 million people participated in the United States. Today, it is projected that more then 1 billion people in 180 countries will celebrate Earth Day.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Earth Aid will include eco-friendly vendors, a meet and greet with real bats, food vendors, live music, green living seminars, information on recycling opportunities and more.
The community is invited to get down to earth with the Bolingbrook Park District this weekend during its first Earth Day celebration. Earth Aid will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, located at 419 Trout Farm Road. “We’re hosting the event primarily to increase the awareness of environmental issues and how individuals and families can take steps to be more eco-friendly,” said Dan Leahy, marketing and communications manager for the Bolingbrook Park District. “We want to be seen as community leaders in eco-activism and a resource that can help people engage with their world.” The day will include local, eco-friendly vendors with free samples and green-friendly tips, a meet and greet with real bats, food …
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Bolingbrook Women’s Club Spring Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Bolingbrook Golf Club , 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. The second annual fair will have more than 30 vendors, a used book sale and entertainment. The Bolingbrook Beautification Committee is hosting an Arbor Day celebration Saturday. The 13th annual tree planting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Central Park, 201 Recreational Drive. Festivities will follow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot, 245 Weber Road. Activities will include tree giveaways, planting advice, poster contest display, a clown, face painting, train rides, raffles, and free soda and hotdogs. For more information, visit www.bolingbrook.com. Kids can …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Here are some ways you can be kind to the planet and the community this Earth Day.
Patch Picks highlights editor and reader picks for great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids’ party places, parks and more. Today’s list is a list of great local ideas for celebrating Earth Day.
From jeans and sneakers to prescription bottles, Suzy Chudzik shows you how to reuse items you use every day.
Sure, we all can recycle paper, plastic bottles and glass, but in celebration of Earth Day, think outside the blue recycling bin and consider reusing these items and going a little greener: 1. Prescription Bottles You could just recycle these brown little bottles, or you could give them a new life. Use them as a change holder in your car, a new home for Barbie's shoes or Polly Pocket pieces or fill them with safety pins, buttons or rubber bands. Fill them with dried beans and make sure it is tingly sealed and you have an instant maraca or toy for your pet. Or, contact your local vet or animal shelter and see if they can use them. The possibilities are endless! 2. Wine Corks Love to drink wine? Keep a basket or bowl near your wine stash. …
How to work toward 'green' goals in everyday ways.
Mark Biskeborn (http://www.biskeborn.com) is the author of the novels, Mojave Winds and the recently published A Sufi's Ghost, and the yet-to-be-published Mexican Trade. And more: Short Stories: Californians and Other Cowboys, as well as Decades of Poetry, and Ten Years of Underground Essays The earth faces numerous environmental crises caused by pollution and other impacts from human beings. Here are suggestions for steps you might consider to help improve the environment. 1) Talk the talk: Make ecological awareness part of our social fabric and culture as Americans. The more you learn about the complex relationships between living things and their environment, the better. Talk to your family and friends about the things you know and …
Bolingbrook High School freshman Rebecca Nyarko digs out a piece of paper from the base of a tree near the school as part of the BHS Environmental Club’s Earth Day Campus Cleanup.