Links

Earth 911. Empowers the public with community-specific resources to improve their quality of life.
http://earth911.com/

Greener Choices. Provides Green Ratings on household products.links
http://www.greenerchoices.org/

Northeast Recycling Council. Promotes source and toxicity reduction, recycling and purchasing of environmentally preferable products.
http://nerc.org/
Click on their
Documents page for a variety of informational documents and presentations.

Our Earth.org. Information on recycling, energy efficiency, and other environmental considerations.
http://www.ourearth.org/

The Freecycle Network. Provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to recycle unwanted items.
http://www.freecycle.org/

The Chicago Center for Green Technology. For nearly 12 years, the Center served as a comprehensive green design and educational resource. It was housed in a retrofitted site, achieving Platinum LEED building status, located at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago IL 60612.
http://www.sustainable-chicago.com/2014/10/30/chicago-center-for-green-technology-to-close/

The Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District. The District works together with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help district residents conserve, develop, manage, and wisely use land, water, and related resources.
http://www.will-scookswcd.org/

Yale Environmental Studies site offers a variety of information on an array of environmental topics.
http://e360.yale.edu/

Upcoming Green Events

Sharefest 2015: Recycle, Donate, HHW
Event's details
September 12, 2015-September 12, 2015

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, carpet (4ft rolls), carpet padding, electronics, donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, (Due to growing demand, the giveaway will be done the following Saturday!)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Sharefest 2015 - Giveaway Day
Event's details
September 19, 2015-September 19, 2015

Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Sharefest organizers will have clothing, shoes, blankets, toys, bicycles, household items, small furnishings, medical accessories (walkers, etc) books, and more to give away for FREE. There will be a Health & Safety Fair, FREE health screenings, a Blood Drive and much more on the third Saturday of September at Spencer School in New Lenox!
 
 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
2015 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection in Wilmington
Event's details
October 24, 2015-October 24, 2015

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Wilmington City Hall, Wilmington, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids in the parking lot of the Wilmington City Hall, just off Rt 53.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
 
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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