Topic: Community Events

Hallway Book Sale Begins this Friday!

Posted on November 22, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

Hallway Reused Book Sale starts this Friday, November 24 at the Woodstock Square Mall.

Hallway Reused Book Sale starts this Friday, November 24 at the Woodstock Square Mall.

Green Spot Holiday Hallway Book Sale – Woodstock Square Mall
Friday November 24th through Saturday December 9th 
Closed Sundays, bag sale last three days.
Hours are the same as the Green Spot hours, with the exception of the first evening. We will also be open on Monday 11/27 and Monday 12/4.
Green Spot Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Make A Difference Day

Posted on October 25, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY!

Saturday, October 28
9AM to NOON
Environmental Defenders’ Property on Dean Street
On Saturday, October 28, you are invited to “make a difference” by helping with restoration efforts at The Environmental Defenders’ Kishwaukee Headwaters property on Dean Street in Woodstock as part of the national “Make A Difference Day” celebration.  Volunteers will be removing invasive species and collecting trash around the perimeter of our property as well as the Soil and Water Conservation District property.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.and conclude at noon.

Volunteers are asked to wear work clothes, gloves, and boots and meet at the Soil & Water Conservation District building at 2222 Dean Street (corner of Dean and Route 14).  All necessary equipment, water, and snacks will be provided.  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nancy Schietzelt at 815-356-1710.  Come help us make apositive difference in our environment and enjoy some time outdoors!

Live Webcast with Al Gore and Documentary Film

Posted on October 11, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

OCTOBER 26. LIVE WEB CAST WITH AL GORE FOLLOWED BY SCREENING OF AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER.

OCTOBER 26. LIVE WEB CAST WITH AL GORE FOLLOWED BY SCREENING OF AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER.

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Live webcast with Al Gore and local screening of documentary film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is OCTOBER 26 AT MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE. Doors open at 5:15 and webcam begins promptly at 5:45 followed by screening and discussion.

2017 Environmental Scholarship Application Now Available!

Posted on March 24, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County Offering  Two $1,000 Scholarships

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is offering two Entering College scholarships of $1,000 each to two outstanding high school seniors planning to pursue careers  related to environmental studies. To be eligible, the applicants must reside in and attend high school in McHenry County, have a respectable GPA, two letters of recommendation, plan to attend an accredited college or university, and complete an application, which is available online and at the EDMC office.

The application and accompanying documents are due in the EDMC office no later than April 24, 2017.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a non-profit member organization celebrating its 47th year of dedication to the preservation and protection of the environment, and education of the public.

2017 Scholarship Application

Environmental Defenders’ to co-sponsor talk by local educator on a scientific expedition to Antarctica: HOMEWARD BOUND: Our Planet. In Your Hands.

Posted on January 4, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News, Member Events

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, McHenry County College Sustainability Center and…invite the public to a special presentation by Betty Trummel, retired District #47 educator, who has just returned from Antarctica.  On December 2, Betty and 75 other women in science from around the world set sail on a three-week science and leadership expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.  The expedition, called Homeward Bound, took place on board a ship named Ushuaia, named after its home port in Argentina.

Betty will provide us the exciting details about the challenges and rewards of participating in science research and expeditions in the Earth’s southernmost continent and ocean.  She will talk about the role of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in working in this remote, harsh and unique environment and will also discuss how the Earth’s Polar regions are important areas for the study of climate change and how the ecosystems on both land and water are impacted by a warming Earth.  In addition, Betty will share a bit about her research and student trip to Arctic Svalbard this past summer.  She will have traveled from 79 degrees north to 65 degrees south in a matter of months!

When: Tuesday, January 24 at 7 PM.   Doors open at 6:30.

Where: Luecht Conference Center, McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Highway 14 in Crystal Lake.  Event is free to the public, but donations appreciated.