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Fall Your Guide


"Peace by Piece"
Sept. 13–Nov. 10

Creative Adornments
Oct. 22, 1:00–4:00p

Mah Jong
Oct. 23, 6:30–9:00p

Beginning Painting Your Way
Starts Oct. 24, 3:30p

Fiber Fun Night
Oct. 24, 7:00–9:00p

Supper & Film:
The Way

Oct. 28, 6:00–9:00p

Smoke & Mirrors Clayworks
Begins Oct. 28, 6:30p

Wine Tasting Event
Nov. 1, 5:30–8:30p


Calendar of Events


Reducing Waste

Think about this: The more products we buy, the more energy and resources are used for producing, transporting, marketing, and disposing of the products. This increases the greenhouse gases. Because of this, we are all contributing to both the landfills and the climate change of our world. How can we do anything about it? Consume as if you had to dispose of your trash in your own yard!

Green Tips & Recipes

Energy Saving Tips for the Home
Managing and Reducing Home Energy Usage
How to Reduce Waste
Ways to Save Energy
Green Holiday Tips
Local Farmers’ Markets
Environmentally-Friendly Cleaners
Homemade Laundry Soap

Links to Other Green Organizations:

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Making and keeping the community a cleaner, happier and healthier place to live.

Severson Dells Nature Center Connecting People to Nature

Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District Conserving our land today for tomorrow

Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Preserve land. Protect life.

Four Rivers Environmental Coalition Advocate, educate and plan for the protection of the natural resources and biodiversity in the watersheds of the four rivers region of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

University of Illinois Extension–Winnebago County Providing resources and programming to the community.

Natural Land Institute Conserving Land in Northern Illinois

Freecycle Give and Get Stuff for Free

North American Coalition for Maintaining Mother Earth
A No Nonsense Guide to Going Green

Treehugger A One-Stop Shop for Green News, Solutions,
and Product Information

The Green Guide An Online Magazine Featuring Green Living Tips, Product Reviews and Environmental Health News 

Energy Efficient Resources On-line resources for making your home energy efficient.

Nicor Energy Efficiency Guidebook for Kids Simple energy-saving tips that little kids can do to help their family, friends & community.

A Guide for Energy Efficient Lighting Different lighting technologies and methods that can help save costs and energy.


Earth Matters Group | Earth Matters Bag