Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of…
Friday, April 26, 2013
The village is sponsoring a community cleanup of the Lemont Quarries Recreation Area, 975 Main St., from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Here are some eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day any day!
Earth Day is on Monday, April 22. Founded in 1970 in the U.S. as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. Although Earth Day is a great reminder to be environmentally conscious, there are plenty of simple ways you can celebrate the earth all year long. Here are just 10 ways you can be eco-friendly long after Earth Day is over: 1. Plant a tree. Planting a tree is perhaps the most common Earth Day activity, but you can plant a tree any day of the year. Trees produce oxygen and help reduce air pollution. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Taking care of the environment doesn't need to be overwhelming. Here are some easy ways for your family to save money and celebrate Earth Day by going green in Chicago's western suburbs.
Monday marks the celebration of Earth Day, which was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson was inspired in part by the anti-Vietnam war protests and wanted to inspire a similar level of activism against environmental destruction. Since then, Earth Day has become a global event that has raised awareness of many environmental issues including deforestation and global warming. Much has changed for good in the many years since Earth Day was born. When I was a nature-loving child, even my tree-hugging family did not recycle. Everything went in the trash. Although we had a substantial garden and grew much of our own food, my parents did not compost. My environmentally conscious father made me a great swing out of a recycled…
Friday, April 19, 2013
An Open Space Exploration, Discovery and Scavenger Hunt will be held Saturday April 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
April 22, 2013 is the 43rd Earth Day. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s some stunning stats about how energy use and the environment in America.
In recognition of the 43rd Earth Day (April 22, 2013) and accompanying Earth Week (April 16-22), the U.S. Census Bureau released a series of statistics relating to energy and the environment on Tuesday. We've collected them and have them below. Fun fact: Earth Day was created by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 after the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill that dumped 100,000 barrels of crude into the Santa Barbara Channel off of California. The first Earth Day in 1970 led to the creation of the EPA and laws like the Clean Air and Endangered Species acts, and the day of recognition is still going strong. Here's that data: Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2011, which is more than 2.0 percent …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Eye-opening statistics that will make you think twice before heading for the garbage can.
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970. In that inaugural year, 20 million people participated in the United States. Today, it is projected that more then 1 billion people in 180 countries will celebrate Earth Day.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Scientists from across the lab showcased environmentally conscious technologies that might soon find their way into daily life.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The village's annual spring recycling event was held April 14, along with tree planting at the Lemont Township Community Center. This Saturday, residents are invited to participate in a clean-up of the Heritage Quarries trail.
The village of Lemont will continue its celebration of Earth Week on Saturday with a Heritage Quarries trail cleanup. Volunteers are needed to participate in the Heritage Committee's annual "Heritage Quarries Clean-Up Green-Up" event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants will spend the morning picking up waste and cleaning up the landscaping along the walking trails in the quarry area. Garbage bags and cleanup tooks such as shovels and rakes will be provides. Long sleeves, pants and gloves are recommended. All volunteers are asked to meet at the Heritage Quarries Pavilion at KA Steel Road beginning at 8 a.m. On Saturday, April 14, the Lemont Environmental Committee hosted an all-day recycling event in the downtown Metra parking lot with the …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The trees were recently planted in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day.
Despite the rainy, cold weather that has plagued the region over the past month, Lemont students recently renewed their commitment to the environment by planting trees at Bambrick Park and Oakwood School. On Tuesday, May 3, members of the Lemont Earth Day Committee celebrated a belated Earth Day by planting new trees along a walking path in Bambrick Park, which is located on Smith Road between 127th and 135th streets. Debra Lynch, principal of River Valley School and a member of the Earth Day Committee, led a small group of volunteers as they braved the chilly weather to plant the trees. "The committee chose this site because it is a site that is popular in our community," Lynch wrote in a letter to parents and community members. "…