Topic: Community Events

Spring Use-It-Again Sale

Posted on May 13, 2015 by - Community Events

Thursday, May 14 through Saturday, May 16, from 9am – 4pm
The sale is located at the Algonquin Township Road District complex, 3702 U.S. Highway 14, between Crystal Lake & Cary (next to the Hollows), drive back to the big beige garage on the right!
We always have a great assortment, including housewares, small appliances, dish sets, glassware, books, DVDs and CDs, furniture, tools, bicycles, toys, electronics, etc.
Reuse is better than recycle!

“Stuff” Wanted for Environmental Defenders’ Garage Sale!

Posted on April 28, 2015 by - Community Events

In preparation for their annual spring garage sale, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will be taking donations of gently used items on Saturday, May 9th, and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11-13, from 10 am until 3 pm, at the Algonquin Township Road District garage, 3702 U.S. Route 14, between Crystal Lake and Cary (drive back to the last beige garage on the right).

What type of things will be accepted? Just about anything that is re-sellable, with a few exceptions: small appliances & electronics must be in working order, no monitors or TVs, no clothes, no baby carriers or cribs, no large appliances or upholstered furniture. Not sure if they’ll take it? Email or call !

“The Defenders have been involved with diverting things from the landfills for 45 years, and doing a garage sale is a form of recycling. Buying second hand items instead of new ones keeps things out of the landfills, saves you money, and supports a McHenry County non-profit,” said EDMC’s fund raising committee.

Sale dates for the garage sale are Thursday-Saturday, May 14-16 from 9am until 4pm.

Adding Value: Food Scraps & Energy Savings Forum

Posted on April 2, 2015 by - Community Events

Adding Value: Food Scraps & Energy Savings
Tuesday, April 7 1:30pm-4:00pm
Complimentary Event for any interested food establishments: restaurants, school and institution cafeterias, supermarkets, etc.

McHenry County College
Room B166-67
8900 Route 14
Crystal Lake IL 60012

“The Ethics of Fracking” EDMC’s EcoFilm Series

Posted on March 11, 2015 by - Community Events

Tue, March 31, 7pm – 9pm, Luecht Conference Center at MCC, 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake 60014 
Explore the spiritual, medical, educational, scientific and political points of view of natural gas extraction, also known as fracking.The documentary, The Ethics of Fracking, also looks at the advertising relied upon by the natural gas industry.
Please join The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, with co-sponsors The League of Women Voters and Citizens Climate Lobby, and host The Sustainability Institute of McHenry County College, for a screening of The Ethics of Fracking on Tuesday, March 31, 7pm at Luecht Conference Center at MCC. Panel presentation to follow, including a firsthand account of a “fracked” property.
Doors open at 6:30, free to the public, but donations are always appreciated.

Algonquin Talks Trash this Earth month!

Posted on March 4, 2015 by - Community Events

April 30, 2015   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ganek Municipal Center 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin 

This event focuses on the impact recycling can have for your Algonquin business and the local community. From saving money to creating a more positive public image, this event is a can’t miss opportunity for your business! Information is also provided for businesses to start a recycling program in Algonquin.

Woodstock Talks Trash meeting

Posted on January 12, 2015 by - Community Events

Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at Mixin Mingle,124 Cass St, Woodstock

Come together as a community for an evening of discussion on the impact commercial recycling can have for Woodstock’s small businesses. We will highlight strategies to help save money through efficient waste management practices.

The event will include:

Review of resources that can cut waste management costs for a small business, Interaction with a panel of industry leaders regarding the pros and cons of business recycling, Receive a session with an Environmental Consultant from Ecossential Solutions, Network while enjoying food and beverages, Receive a free entry ticket to the Woodstock Small Business Raffle, with a chance to win a free Individual or Business Membership to the McHenry County Environmental Defenders!

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New Citizens Climate Lobby Chapter in McHenry County

Posted on December 1, 2014 by - Community Events

We are ready to inaugurate a new Citizens Climate Lobby Chapter in McHenry County!

WHEN: The official Group Start is scheduled for Tuesday Evening December 2nd. The meeting will start at 6:00 PM and run until around 8:30.

WHERE: It will take place at the Woodstock Public Library (414 W. Judd St.).

WHO: CCL Staff Member Dick Smith (Madison, Wisconsin) will conduct the introductory meeting and training session. You will learn a lot, not only about CCL but about where we, as a society, are right now in understanding climate change.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is trying to create the political will for a livable world. CCL proposes that a fee be placed on fossil fuels based on the CO2 content of those fuels. Revenue from that fee would be returned to the public as a monthly dividend to protect households from rising costs associated with the carbon fee.

The Carbon Fee and Dividend policy of CCL is one that climate scientists and economists alike say is the best first-step to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic climate change from global warming.

Dr. James Hansen, our nation’s leading climatologist on global warming, said this about CCL: “If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group.”

We hope to see you at this meeting of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Tuesday, December 2, at the Woodstock Public Library, at 6 PM.

Education Committee of Environmental Defenders

Holiday Kick-Off Used Book Sale

Posted on November 28, 2014 by - Community Events

Our Holiday Kick-Off Used Book Sale starts Friday, November 28, when we’ll be open from 11am until 7pm.

The sale is in the hallway on the main floor of our office & book store – 110 S Johnson Street on the Woodstock Square.

The sale continues Saturday, November 29 through Thursday, December 11, except closed on Sundays. Hours are 11am-4pm, Saturdays 11am-3pm.

Books are $1 for Hardcovers, 50¢ for Paperbacks, and 25¢ for kids’ books. On December 9-11, all books will be $5 per bag!