Topic: Environmental Tips

Schedule of Upcoming Community Solar Meetings

Posted on July 25, 2018 by - Environmental Tips

Voice your support for renewable energy in our county at the following meetings:  Every voice counts!

Upcoming Zoning Board of Appeals & Bull Valley Ccommunity Solar Hearings, Committe of the Whole & County Board meetings:
Wed. 7/25 ZBA 1:30pm  Borrego Solar-Stritzel  Hartland Township
Thurs. 7/26 ZBA 1:30pm Borrego Solar-Domenella  Richmond   Dr. David Domenella, Dentist in Richmond
Thurs. 7/26 Village of Bull Valley Open House  5pm-7pm at McHenry Co. Farm Bureau Bldg.  SolAmerica McHenry Franks III (intersection of N. Valley Hill Rd. & N. Ridge Rd.)
Wed. 8/1 ZBA 1:30pm Syncarpha vote
Mon. 8/6 Village of Bull Valley CS Hearing 6:30pm at McHenry Co. Farm Bureau Bldg. Village Planning and Zoning Commission will consider an ordinance for solar as a private use
for homeowners and a community solar ordinance, as well as the petition by SolAmerica for a 20 acre community solar facility on the Franks property.
Wed. 8/8 ZBA 1:30pm BAP Power Coral Twp. 2 Locations (near the Syncarpha CS on Harmony Hills Rd.)
Thurs. 8/16 COW 9am Possibly discuss UDO Amendments for Solar
Tues. 8/21 Co. Board 7pm Possibly vote on UDO Amendments for Solar


Styrofoam Collection Up and Running

Posted on October 4, 2017 by - Environmental Tips, In the News

The Environmental Defenders is pleased to announce a second location for Styrofoam collection with the reopening of the site at Algonquin Public Works at 110 Meyer Drive (oepn 24 hours a day). We thank the Village of Algonquin for partnering with us and also Algonquin Township Highway Department for reopening of that site at 3702 Highway 14 in Crystal Lake (open Mon-Fri., 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) We encourage the public to reduce Styrofoam use and to recycle what clean Styrofoam they do have by dropping it off at our two locations or at our monthly recycling drives.  Other locations will be opening by end of year.  Thank you to U-Haul, Chicago Logistic Service and Dart Company for their partnership in helping to keep Styrofoam out of landfills and out of our environment.

Fall Book Sales Starts Saturday, September 23!

Posted on September 21, 2017 by - Environmental Tips

Book Sale Flyer – 2017


Location: Algonquin Township Highway Department garage, 3702 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake
Sale Dates and hours:

Saturday September 23 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday September 25-29 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday September 30
Sunday October 1 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday-Saturday October 2-7 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays open until 6:00 p.m.!
Bag Sale October 5, 6, and 7!

THOUSANDS of books available. Come check out our wide selection: 
Fiction, Non-Fiction, History, Biography, Mystery, Religion, Philosophy, Books for Children and Teens, Self-Help, Travelogues, Sports, Entertainment, Cookbooks, Crafts, Music, Art & Photography, Foreign Language, Poetry, 
Short Stories, and SO MUCH MORE!!