Monday, February 25, 2013
Some of the recycled trees were chipped while others will be used for Lake Glenview.
Between mid January and early February, contractors with the Village of Glenview pruned 3,573 trees – about 870 trees more than expected, according to the village. Glenview residents also turned in 330 Christmas trees for recycling. Glenview Park District chipped some 260 trees that were collected at the five parks and the village collected 69 trees from condo associations and will use those trees for Lake Glenview. In December, the village contracted with Trees R Us in a joint bid with the Village of Wilmette, to trim parkway trees in northeast Glenview this winter. The trimming is done on an eight-year cycle.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
After keeping up with every recycling program available, Sally Higginson meets her first, insurmountable challenge: a composting program and a reluctant husband.
I’ve been married over 22 years, which means that my husband and I are perfectly comfortable with all the things we dislike about one another and we’re not really in the market for new ways to pick fights. He sets the thermostat at the wrong temperature year round, so I fix it. He grocery shops for items we don’t eat, so I return them. He watches GoalTV every night, and I don’t kill him. We’re happy. Correction: We were happy. Then, in a moment of environmental weakness, I signed up for our town’s Food Scrap Compost Pilot Program. So much for marital bliss. We are at war. I pause here for a history lesson. In the good old days, back when we could roll a piece of Wonder bread into a tiny ball of soft white dough and pop it into our mouths …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Models show off designs made of materials diverted from the landfill in an effort to showcase environmental awareness.
Nearly 450 people turned out for the fifth annual Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook Cook County (SWANCC) Trashy Fashion Show, held at the Skokie Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Ave, Thursday night. Forty-two designers decked out models in outfits made of 90 percent recycled materials such as plastic bags, pillow shams, newspapers, chip bags and packaging materials. The goal was to use creativity to show the importance of recycling and reusing. Earlier: Last year's Trashy Fashion Show The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County sponsored the event in recognition of America Recycles Day on Thursday. Get more info. Like Patch on Facebook