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Guided Bird Walk

Guided Bird Walks at Gillson Park.  Every Sunday in May, beginning at 8:00 am, join us to look for colorful warblers and other migrating birds that use the lakefront to rest and eat on their way north. All experience levels and … [Read More...]

Featured Project

Walking and Biking in Spring

Go Green Wilmette focuses on walking and biking issues in May and June. In May, we helped with school bike trainings and bike hikes, planned the Roll and Stroll to Worship Weekend, offered a guided bike ride to the Chicago Botanic Garden, participated in the Park District’s Bike to the Center Challenge and worked with the Village on bicycle and pedestrian issues. In June, we’ll celebrate Chicago Bike to Work Week, organize the Roll & Stroll to Town event and work to promote more walking and biking in the Village.

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Native Plant Sale Adds to Local Habitat

Go Green Wilmette and Go Green Glencoe’s third annual plant sale was a great success once again. We sold 1,855 native plants and shrubs to 102 customers this year. We’ve added nearly 5,000 native plants to the area since 2015 through our plant sales. Many thanks to our customers, Karen Glennemeier, Kevin Harvey and our 19 volunteers.

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I can’t buy a more fuel efficient car right now. How can I improve my gas mileage to save money and pollute less?

There are lots of ways to improve your gas mileage but the easiest thing to remember is to never, ever idle. Turn your car off even if you will be stopped for only 30 seconds. Drivers checking phones with the car running has increased idling exponentially. Make sure you and your family members don’t make this costly mistake. Learn more about idling.

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