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GEL SHARE: Local Earth Day Groups and Activities

· Sierra Club River Prairie Group: Connie Schmidt http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/

· Cool Cities: Jeff Gahris. A part of Sierra Club. Initiative started by Mayor of Seattle.

o Look into Blue Star Energy. http://www.bluestarenergy.com/
o Watt meters can be checked out at the library to see how much power our appliances are sucking.
o Average home uses 10,900 kWh/year (in the past year we used 11,854) http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/coolcities.html

GEL CELEBRATES: Earth Day Activities

Activities you can participate in during Earth Day celebration:

Recycling Extravaganza
Saturday, April 24, 8am-12pm, located at the Village commuter parking lot at Duane and Lorraine Streets. Organized by the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission. A complete list of items accepted can be found on the Village website.

April 22 - 40th Earth Day, http://www.earthday.org/

Barry White

What do 37 bikes, 82 car and sump pump batteries, 55 fire extinguishers, and 40,000 pounds of electronics have in common? They were just part of the truckloads of items dropped off by more than 1,000 Glen Ellyn residents at the village’s 2009 Recycling Extravaganza.

PHOTO CAPTION: Barry White makes his third trip to the Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravanganza in his bike to which a trailer of recyclables was attached, for the ultimate environmental example.

GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to bring a wide variety of recyclable items to the Recycling Extravaganza, organized by the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission.

Various local organizations will be on hand for these collections. Items not accepted include: household hazardous wastes, prescription drugs, household batteries, paint, fluorescent lighbulbs and mercury thermometers, as well as stereo speakers in wooden cabinets.

Event Start Date: 
Apr 25 2009 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Duane & Lorraine parking lot

GEL EVENT: Jobs, Sustainable Living, and Environmental Ethics in Glen Ellyn

What does a “green economy” have to do with jobs? Does creation care have an impact on the poor? Do endangered species really matter? What role should people of faith play in taking care of the planet?

Come hear five respected local speakers discuss Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” and how Christians might respond at First Presbyterian on Sunday, April 19, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the church parlor. The public is welcome to attend this free event.

The panelists include:

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