Friday, May 3, 2013
Go Green Wilmette will be hosting several events for residents to celebrate spring.
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Friday, May 3
Courtesy of Go Green Wilmette At long last there is evidence of spring and Go Green Wilmette is offering several opportunities to experience the wonder of this season. Guided Bird Walks, Gillson Park, Wilmette, Sundays in May.Beginners and experienced birders of all ages are welcome to join the free bird walks sponsored by Go Green Wilmette and the Wilmette Park District. Meet at the top of the Wallace Bowl near the Lakeview Center. Don’t forget binoculars and bird books.Guided bird walks on May 5th at 7 & 8 a.m. Group bird walks on May 12, 19 & 26 at 8 a.m. For information see http://www.gogreenwilmette.org/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org We are in a fortunate position because the Illinois shoreline juts farthest into Lake Michigan…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Go Green Wilmette hosted the event, which attracted other Go Green groups from Kenilworth, Glencoe, Winnetka and Northfield.
Organizers of Wilmette’s Going Green Matters environmental fair say the event was a success and attracted more than 700 people from the North Shore, 20 elected officials, 182 exhibitors and other Go Green groups from Kenilworth, Glencoe, Winnetka and Northfield, Wilmette Life reported. Go Green Wilmette organized the March 10 event, which featured a salon for officials and locals to brainstorm on ways to improve Wilmette’s environmental efforts and also showcased the event’s largest ever display of environmentally friendly automobiles and electric bicycles, Wilmette Life reported. For more about Go Green Wilmette, check out their articles on our Local Voice section. Related Coverage
Friday, December 21, 2012
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, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The program includes a discounted inspection and rebates on recommended alterations.
Go Green Wilmette’s green tea event on Saturday, Dec. 1 was well attended. Everyone was looking for ways to make their homes more comfortable and save money on energy used to heat and cool their homes. And everyone was shocked to learn that all of their efforts to seal their homes by replacing windows only accounts for 10 percent of heat and cool air loss. Then we also learned about a program funded by the utility companies and a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy called Energy Impact Illinois that can benefit all of us, and you, too. It was clear that it would be very helpful to save five hundred dollars a year on the cost of energy. For a limited time, Energy Impact Illinois in partnership with ComEd, Nicor Gas and other natural …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The film, which explores genetically-modified organisms in our food supply, was screened at the Wilmette Public Library.
A film examining the controversy surrounding genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) was screened at the Wilmette Public Library on Nov. 14. “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives" was shown as part of a Go Green Wilmette co-sponsored event. Since the 1970s, genetically-modified foods have flooded our food supply, and this film documents this development’s downside by making connections between GMO food and many of our current health problems. Genetically-modified plants, which are substances not found in nature, have been engineered to be herbicide tolerant and pesticide resistant, and they have taken over our food system. As consumers we need to know about the dangers we face from the altered end products we eat every day. “Genetic …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The organization won the community category in the holiday parade and will offer a green home tour in early December.
Go Green Wilmette is reaching out to the Wilmette community in many ways. Holiday Parade Did you know they were active participants in the Wilmette Holiday Parade and were the winners in the “Community Category”? There were 24 Go Green Wilmette participants including members of the Central School Green Team. They biked, rollerbladed and walked. Thanks to the Robertson family, there was a bright orange Tesla with its KIKS GAS license plate, a Toyota Prius with a “REDUCE” license plate and a double-person pedal surrey festooned with signs. Richard Huszagh wore the Plastic Bag Monster costume. There were banners, signs and even dogs in green t-shirts. Kudos to Margrit Kuehn for organizing this event, and to everyone who marched in it. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The film will address issues concerning genetically modified organisms.
Go Green Wilmette believes that Wilmette residents should have the chance to learn as much as possible about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. There is some evidence that it affects our health and the environment. It is an issue that has created some controversy, but GGW believes that Wilmette residents deserve to know more about this topic. To this end, they are sponsoring the showing of “Genetic Roulette” which is a powerful movie that describes the way in which genetically modified organisms have crept into our food supply and how it affects our health and the environment. As this is very much in contrast to what GM producers such as Monsanto have promised, it is helpful to be aware of potential problems. This …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Go Green Wilmette honored 16 local businesses and not-for-profit organizations for using green-energy-sourced electricity, increased recycling and reducing energy consumption.
It was a beautiful day when the first Business Partners for a Greener Wilmette campaign, sponsored by Go Green Wilmette, took place on September 23 and was enjoyed by all who attended. Mallinckrodt Park was the perfect setting for this outdoor reception and awards ceremony that felt like a neighborhood block party. Children played lawn games, volunteers painted the faces of youngsters and the not-so-young, while others enjoyed the delicious food, warm coffee and conversation watched by a few dogs sitting patiently. Of the sixteen Wilmette businesses and not-for–profit organizations honored, owners and representatives of five businesses and two not-for–profit organizations were in attendance to receive their certificates at the event. All …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Go Green Wilmette wants to know what Wilmette businesses are doing to reduce their carbon footprint so that they can tell everyone in the Village.
Go Green Wilmette is sponsoring a free kickoff reception for the Business Partners for a Greener Wilmette campaign on Sept. 23 at Mallinckrodt Community Center in Wilmette. The reception will promote those businesses and not-for profit organizations that have undertaken significant environmentally responsible initiatives. “Part of Go Green Wilmette’s mission is to inspire people to take action to make a difference. We think the initiatives of these businesses will provide inspiration for the whole community, so we want to applaud their efforts and tell the whole community about them,” explained Beth Drucker, president of Go Green Wilmette. GGW’s Margaret Martin-Heaton, who heads the Business Partners for a Greener Wilmette campaign added…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The nonprofit braved the thunderstorms to share information on how to save money on electricity while saving the environment.
When Go Green Wilmette requested a booth at Wilmette’s Summerfest on July 13 and 14 they didn’t expect the excitement that took place. The booth’s theme was Renewable Electricity with “green” electricity attractions that included a windmill, solar panels and a bike that produced electricity when ridden. Electricity was also produced by two thunderstorms that made manning the booth especially challenging, but Go Green Wilmette volunteers weren’t about to harness that. Instead, they hunkered down and waited it out. “The rain’s no problem as long as we’re here for something good,” said Greg Vasilion, who was caught in the storms on both afternoons. This year’s event drew more visitors than any previous year and at least 100 visitors stopped …