Special live webcast with Al Gore is October 26 nationwide and locally at MCC followed by screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Doors open at 5:15 and webcam starts at 5:45.

recycling icon Recycling

Our next monthly drive is Saturday, October 14 at Harvard City Hall.  Hours are 9AM to Noon, or when our truck/s fill up! See more details by following the link above.  

green guide icon Download Green Guide or A-Z Guide



volunteer iconVolunteer Opportunities for EVERYONE.
  • Green Spot Book Store
  • Recycling drives
  • County Fair
  • Big Fall Book Sale
  • Garage Sales
  • Contact us to be added to our VOLUNTEER ONLY list. 



Support The Environmental Defenders through workplace giving! For more information on how you can contribute call us at 815-338-0393.

One of the easiest ways to donate to The Environmental Defenders is by contributing to EarthShare in your workplace charity campaign.


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.