Posts tagged with "green"

Posted by daccurso on 03/17/11
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power & Civilization by Steven Solomon
 
Learn how water has played a key role in shaping past civilizations and has now become one of the most crucial issues in modern-day society. This book is often described as the best book ever written on the topic of our most precious resource and will have you thinking about its challenges every time you turn on the tap.
 
This monthly discussion group is focused on issues related to the environment, ecology, conservation, and green living. Attendees do not need to have read the book in order to participate. A limited number of copies are available for checkout.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 26, 10. a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
 
Or call 847-392-0100.

Posted by daccurso on 05/01/12

Eyeglasses – During May and June, the library will once again be collecting used eyeglasses for use in medical missions to Third World countries. This year’s effort includes collecting prescription and reading glasses, as well as sunglasses. Children’s eyeglasses are especially needed. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort at www.eyeseemission.org.
 
 
Small Electronics – Help keep electronic devices out of our landfills by bringing them to the library for recycling. We are continuing to partner with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms are on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
 
Complete list of accepted recyclables

Posted by daccurso on 05/16/11
 
Small Electronics Recycling
The Library is again collecting small electronics for recycling. We are working with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms will be on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
 
Accepted Items
Cell Phones, Laptops, Inkjet Cartridges, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, Handheld Games, GPS Devices, Radar Detectors, eBook Readers, Graphing Calculators, Gold, Silver, and Platinum.
 
Not Accepted
Appliances
Computer monitors/towers
 
EYEsee - Eyeglasses Recycling
For the month of May the Library will be collecting used eyeglasses for medical missions to Third World countries. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort.
 
For questions about the Library's recycling program, please contact Linda Mulford at 847-506-2628.
 
Recycling Batteries, Prescription Medications, Household Chemicals, Sports Shoes or CFL Bulbs
Learn about local sites and dates for recycling these items through the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).

Posted by daccurso on 06/13/11
Thanks for helping others see the world more clearly by bringing in your used eyeglasses for our recent recycling event. Pictured with some of the 330 pairs of eyeglasses is St. Viator student and EYEsee rep Evelina Wozniak. The EYEsee organization facilitates the distribution of eyeglasses to third world countries through overseas medical missions.

The Library is continuing to collect small electronics for recycling -  list of accepted items.