Category: Environment

One Year Later

Tom Skilling, WGN-TV meteorologist and West Aurora High School graduate, offers remarks at U.S. congressman Bill Foster’s seminar Saturday on a one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Accord. The event was at the One E. Benton Building, the former Aurora Public Library building, in Aurora. Foster...

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Let’s Go Green!

• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program one-day event will be Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at 540 S. Randall Road. There will be document shredding available with a limit of four boxes. Electronics, books, and latex paint will be accepted at...

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Former site of Fox Valley Golf Course could become Lincoln Valley on the Fox

North Aurora resident James Laughead explains his concerns about a proposed residential development at the North Aurora Committee of the Whole meeting Monday which was moved to the North Aurora Police Department community room due to inoperable air-conditioning at the Village Hall. Proposed is a 374-unit subdivision at the former...

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Valley of Fox Sierra at Fabyan Preserve

The Valley of the Fox Sierra Club will feature a guided hiking tour by Jay Womack, at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18. Womack will show the restoration work being completed at the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. Womack coordinates the volunteers and work program for the Fabyan restoration. He is...

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Let’s Go Green!

• Front Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Service: Batavia residents can schedule a front door pickup of household hazardous waste by calling U.S. Ecology at 866-373-8357 between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by sending an E-mail to curbside@usecology.com. Participation is limited to about 22 households per...

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Let’s Go Green!

• Household Hazardous Waste collection: The City of Naperville household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off facility, 156 Fort Hill Drive, next to the Public Works Service Center, will accept many types of household waste from all Illinois residents. The facility is open Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...

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Aurora green theme bid enhanced by a little effort

By Marissa Amoni – No idling. Less straws. Fewer cars. More bike lanes. I think Aurora has a bit of catching up to do, but it’s possible that we can become a greener city with not too much effort. I always think of it as a challenge to execute activities...

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Let’s Go Green!

• Plastic bag recycling: Kane County Division of Environmental Resources reminds everyone to not put plastic bags inside of the recycling collection bin. All recyclable items should be loose in the collection bin. Plastic Bags are the No. 1 contaminant at sorting facilities. Plastic bags and plastic film are recyclable,...

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Concerns about pulling out of Iran deal, Paris Accord

By Judd Lofchie –  I am very concerned about president Donald Trump’s pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. This action, along with pulling us out of the Paris Climate Accord, may have a chilling effect on our foreign policy. It has nothing to do with being anti-Trump or a...

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Let’s Go Green!

• Styrofoam Recycling: Kane County Division of Environmental Resources reminds everyone that no city recycling program in Kane County can recycle No. 6 plastic or polystyrene. DART Container Corporation, 310 Evergreen Drive, North Aurora, will accept polystyrene blocks and clean food containers. Items that are not accepted are straws, cup...

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Keeping permafrost, bringing back animals, grassland

Inhabitants of our beautiful planet are waking up to the truth of climate change and our need to be part of the efforts of the change that we can all find participation. Recently we celebrated Earth Day and we witnessed through videos more evidence of what is really happening to...

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Master Gardener in Yorkville May 19

Those attending can purchase prime plants, all grown in Kendall County, and get helpful garden hints Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 7775B IL Route 47, Yorkville, Route 47 one mile south of Route 71. Free presentations and demonstrations topics...

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Let’s Go Green!

• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at 540 S. Randall Road. Electronics and books will be accepted at this event. There is a fee for TVs and computer monitors, both tube and flat screen, of $25. for screens under 21 inches) and...

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Let’s Go Green!

• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: The next one-day event will be Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at 540 S. Randall Road. Electronics and books will be accepted at this event. There is a fee for TVs and computer monitors, both tube and flat screen, of $25....

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Earth Day in Naperville:

Guests speak with representatives from SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) at the Naperville Park District Earth Day Fair Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day) in Naperville. Several hundred attended. Congressman Bill Foster spoke briefly at the opening and was introduced by Park District president Mike Reilly....

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Earth Day net: Climate Solutions Caucus

Earth Day, April 22, U.S. representatives Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) together joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. Co-chaired by congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) and congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26), the Caucus has 74 members, split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, representing diverse districts from across the country. “My...

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Earth Week in Naperville will end on Arbor Day

The community is invited to celebrate the second annual Earth Week Naperville 2018 Sunday, April 22, which is Earth Day, through Saturday, April 28. The weeklong event features volunteer opportunities, special events and programs focused on sustaining and protecting the environment. An Earth Day Fair will be held from noon...

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Importance: Recycling, picking up loose trash

From the vault, May 23, 1997 (revised): Spring has sprung! The trees are budding, the grass is growing, the birds are chirping, the squirrels are scampering, and the days are getting longer, and warmer. Re-birth is with us at last. Unfortunately, there is a downside to all of it. Now...

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The Fox: Aurora’s Environmental Superhero:

Steve Lord, journalist with The Beacon-News in Aurora, discusses the life and passion of The Fox (Jim Phillips), the incognito environmentalist who used guerrilla activist tactics to try to save the Fox River area. He became nationally known as the Fox, but his true identity wasn’t known until after his...

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