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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

SCARCE: Tips for Greener Living
Litter Hurts Print E-mail

willowbrook1We found this sign at Herrick Lake in Wheaton!

Noteworthy Print E-mail

We thought this was appropriate! 



Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Illinois Print E-mail

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has arrived in Illinois, and gas lease speculation has begun. Unfortunately, IL like many states is ill-equipped to deal with this new industry, and there are virtually no safeguards to protect drinking water and or public health.

National Poison Prevention Week Print E-mail

National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24! 

The themes for each day in Poison Prevention Week this year are:

  • Sunday: Poisonings Span a Lifetime
  • Monday: Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons
  • Tuesday: Poison Centers: Saving Lives 24/7
  • Wednesday: Take Your Medicines Safely
  • Thursday: Home, Safe, Home
  • Friday: Poison Prevention Superhero: Share Your Stories
  • Saturday: 50 Ways to Prevent Poisonings


Poison Prevention

Healthy Children Web Directory Print E-mail

The EPA has come out with a child care web-based resource directory.  It targets 3 audiences, child care providers, parents and state and local agencies. 

The webiste covers topics such as:

  • asthma
  • chemical hazards
  • tobacco smoke
  • green cleaning
  • indoor air quality
  • lead
  • mercury
  • mold
  • pesticides
  • plastics
Holiday Shop With Our Green Product Guide Print E-mail

As the holidays creep up on us, it's time to begin thinking about gifts!  We've made it easy to find green gifts with our Green Product Guide.  Paruse through our list of gift ideas for easy online shopping. cloth_bags


When you find the perfect gift, try an alternative to wrapping paper - make or buy a reusable cloth gift bag!

Center Needs Whole Pumpkins Print E-mail
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn needs your whole, uncarved pumpkins!  Drop them off at the center located at 525 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.
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