Event is May 13 at the Plainfield Public Library.
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Bee habitats around the world are being threatened, but their are ways to encourage the bee population through your yard landscaping.
A Green Village program on bees -- why they're important to the ecosystem, how bee habitats are being threatened and what people can do to increase the bee population -- will be held at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Plainfield Public Library. Bees are key to pollinating plants that produce flowers and fruit, but bee hives are being threatened internationally by a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. The program will discuss this, and will offer tips on how homeowners can enhance their landscapes with things that bees love. Green Village is a monthly program co-sponsored by the village of Plainfield and the library to draw attention to environmental issues. For more information about the Green Village initiative, go to http://www.plainfield…
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Green Village series will help find ways to get rid of junk in ways that won't bother your conscience.
Recycling doesn’t stop when you tote your cans, bottles, and newspapers to the curb. What do we do with our worn-out computer printers? How can we get rid of those empty paint cans littering the garage? Where can we put these pill bottles so drugs don’t get in the water supply? And where should we take these grass clippings, laced with chemicals and fertilizers? Answers are on the way. Wyn Hyzer, a recycling coordinator with the Will County Land Use Department, will explore the many ways to recycle at the first Green Village Lecture Series event April 11. The recycling workshop, sponsored by Waste Management, will be an overview of Will County recycling initiatives with a look at their environmental benefits. Hyzer will host the first …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It's estimated that a quarter inch of rain coming off a house produces 200 gallons of water that you can use to water gardens.
The village's next Green Village Lecture Series program will teach residents how to use rain barrels as a means of conserving water -- and cash. Jim Kleinwachter, a land protection specialist with The Conservation Foundation, will lead the presentation, which is being held at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St. Rain barrels allow you to capture runoff water from your roof that can be used to water watering gardens, wash cars and for other purposes, which not only reduces water bills but helps the environment. The presentation also kicks off the village's annual discounted rain barrel and composter sales program; orders are currently being accepted. According The Conservation Foundation of Naperville: The…