recycling icon Recycling

This Saturday, April 8, is our recycling drive in Harvard at City Hall, 201 W. Diggins. Hours are 9AM to Noon, or when our truck or trucks fill up! See more details by following the link above.  

green guide icon Download Green Guide or A-Z Guide



volunteer iconVolunteer Opportunities

  • Green Spot Book Store
  • Recycling drives
  • County Fair
  • Big Fall Book Sale
  • Garage Sales
  • Phone person
  • Speakers Bureau


Spig Our Mission

“In order to protect all living things, the Environmental Defenders is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the natural environment in McHenry County.  As a citizen organization, we are committed to building sound ecological relationships between people and the natural world that supports all life.”
To achieve the aim of environmental preservation and improvement, we provide the community with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation.We advocate policies which protect drinking water supplies and conserve land for open space and agriculture. We demonstrate waste reduction through recycling drives and reuse centers. We encourage natural resource protection through native landscaping and stream protection programs.