This week's Patch Picks: Earth Day—ways to make the earth a better place
On Saturday, Apr. 30, volunteers are invited to help remove litter and prepare the 62-mile Illinois Prairie Path for another season. If you plan to volunteer, remember to bring your work gloves and a couple of garbage bags.
Organized by the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission, the Recycling Extravaganza invites residents to drop off a variety of items, including electronics, on Apr. 30 at the village commuter parking lot at the intersection of Duane and Lorraine streets.
Each year, the city's Environmental Improvement Commission gives residents a chance to buy plants that require less maintenance, less water and are more adaptive to the local climate—all for the sake of having a more environmentally-friendly community.
On Saturday, Apr. 23, Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn will honor Earth Day with it's first ever "Kids in Action" celebration. Children can participate in an international scavenger hunt, fair trade snacks and giveaways.
Join the park district to take part in the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America, with more than 100 other zoos and aquariums. Visitors can learn how they can participate in conservation efforts from representatives from business and conservation organizations.nThe first 200 visitors will receive a free seed packet to take home.
Next week's Patch Picks: Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas