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Events focus on saving the environment and celebrating Earth Day

As the nation prepares for the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, several programs in the Homewood-Flossmoor area are providing information and ways to celebrate special efforts to recognize how to be environmentally kind to the earth.
 
The Flossmoor Public Library and the Flossmoor Green Commission are presenting two special programs dealing with the environment on Saturday, April 14, at the Flossmoor Public Library.

Green goals in Flossmoor selected from regional initiative

Flossmoor has signed onto a Chicago-area initiative that encourages green practices to make local communities — and the entire metropolitan — more environmentally sustainable. The village board also honored Brian Zakem for his role in developing green initiatives. 

IJP Students Revved Up at Energy Fair

On March 22, Flossmoor was host to a community event where residents could gain extensive knowledge on the development of alternative energy sources, including biomass, solar and geothermal power.

Heaps of litter hauled away on first spring cleanup day

Despite a late-season blast of wintry weather, the debut of H-F Spring Cleanup Day still saw a significant amount of litter collected from area roadways and school properties. Led by the H-F Area Green Committee, the cleanup day Saturday, March 17, encouraged local residents to volunteer by picking up trash and improving areas at designated sites around the Flossmoor area. 

Heather Hill students get food provider to drop Styrofoam trays

Heather Hill fifth graders become environmental activists, and get results. Members of the environmental club appealed to the school's food provider to consider changing its packaging material.

Earth Day every day

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Earth Day every day

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Earth Day is a reminder about things we can do routinely to keep our home in order. Chronicle reader Betty Baker and local organization Action for a Better Tomorrow offer words and action for tackling a "little" problem. They are among a number of local residents and organizations who are doing good work tend the local environment.

Christmas tree recycling returns to Irons Oaks

For the sixth straight year, Homewood and Flossmoor residents can recycle their holiday trees at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center. Trees can also be dropped off at Irons Oaks at any time between Dec. 26 and Jan. 18. 

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