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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

 http://www.wauclib.org/                 Issue No. 49


In this issue:
Be a Part of the Green Team!
Project Green @ Your Library
Our Green Titles
From our website:
Library Home Page
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, & CD's
Movie Theatre @ Your Library
Library Events
Community Information Network
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS
The Zone for Teens

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!

Greenest Home in ChicagoLocal Harvest

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.

Planet Green

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.


Project Green @ Your Library

The library is offering several programs to jumpstart and encourage your green initiative!

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Raffle
April 1 - 30
Stop by our Green Team Display and enter for your chance to win. Winners will be drawn on April 30.

Color Crayon Recylcling Program
April 24 - 27
Gather those old, broken crayons and bring them to be recycled. Bring them in "as is" and we'll take care of the rest.

Green Day for Kids
Saturday, April 25
Wear something green to the library and receive a wildflower bookmark that you can plant!

Community Shredding Event
Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Clean out your files, gather your junk mail and bring it all to the library to feed to the super-shredder! Limit two boxes per person.

Earth Day Celebration Featuring Jack Kaufmann
Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Jack Kaufmann raises the role of environmental educator to a whole new level with his award-winning multimedia presentation. The first 100 people in attendance will receive a free white pine tree from the Arbor Day Foundation. This event is being offered through the generous support of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) and the Friends of the Library.


Our Green Titles

The library has a growing collection of titles with information on how you can make changes in all aspects of your life to reduce your carbon footprint.

For Kids

View more results for recycling, energy conservation, and environmentalism in our online catalog.

For Teens & Adults

Stop by and browse our "green" display in the library for more titles!

Celebrate National Library Week - April 12 - 18!

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