Be a Part of the Green Team!
It's hard these days to not hear about being more environmentally friendly. While the last thing any of us need right now is one more thing to think about, going "green" doesn't mean you have to completely change your life, live without electricity, grow your own food or install a wind turbine in your yard.
The green initiative is more about simplifying your life, freeing yourself from clutter and waste, saving money, and connecting with your friends and family in a meaningful way. Helping the environment is just an extra bonus! Check out the links below for simple, do-it-yourself green ideas.
Eco-Cycle: Alternative Cleaners and Recipes
Save money and the environment at the same time by making simple cleaning supplies just in time for spring cleaning!
Real food. Real farms. Real community. This is a one-stop site to find famer's markets, where you can purchase locally grown produce and which area restaurants utilize local farms for their food supply.
Greenest Home in Chicago
The Museum of Science and Industry redesigned their Smart Home: Green + Wired for 2009 to showcase the ways, big and small, you can make eco-friendly living a part of your life.
Low Impact Living
Calculate your impact on the environment and learn how you can reduce this impact in each room of your house.
Spend quality time with your family in your own backyard this spring with some of these parent/child activities.
Spring is finally in the air, and time to tackle those house projects. Planet Green offers some weekend DIY ideas.
Keepin' It Green in the Wauconda Area
Do you ever wonder what's green in our own area? Check out the United Partnership's Keepin' It Green link on the community website.