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Go Green Wilmette Participates in State Rep’s Environmental Forum

Daniel Biss, of Evanston held an environmental fair to educate on sustainability.

Go Green Wilmette’s participated in Illinois State Rep. Daniel Biss’s final monthly forum of 2012, which doubled as an environmental fair concerning how residents can reduce their ecological footprint.

The group set up a booth and handed out informative materials at the Dec. 13 event, which was held at Wagner Farm, a multipurpose facility comprising a 1920s-style working farm, a museum, a classroom and a special event space.

Biss, who was recently elected as a state senator, invited various local environmental organizations to join him in educating community members on how to reduce their carbon footprint and live more sustainably. Experts on composting, trash disposable, transportation and solar panels were in attendance.

At the event, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County presented its newly published handbook and accompanying DVD instructing on new approaches to recycling, sustainability and composting.

Event participants included:

  • Active Transportation Alliance
  • Citizens Utility Board
  • Energy Impact Illinois
  • Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse
  • Go Green Wilmette
  • Illinois Solar Energy Association
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County
  • Sustainable Places, Inc.
  • Talking Farm
  • Wagner Farm

Lakefront Redevelopment Master Plan

A Go Green Wilmette subcommittee has been brainstorming ideas for the Lakefront Redevelopment Master Plan. The group has focused on enhancing the lakefront park by adding a nature trail connecting areas frequented by both nature lovers.

During the Wilmette Park District’s Dec. 10 public hearing regarding the master plan, 43 of 66 email comments submitted to the park board supported Go Green Wilmette’s recommendation. More information on the Lakefront Redevelopment Master Plan can be found on the park district's website.

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