Featured Event

2nd Annual Sip Red, Go Green

November 5th – 4 to 6 pm.  Go Green Wilmette invites you to join us for our 2nd annual Sip Red, Go Green gathering at the Wilmette Wine Cellar in downtown Wilmette.

We have been working since 2006 to raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take action, and create a more sustainable community. We hope you will join us as we celebrate a year of progress and launch our new Green Grants program.

Purchase tickets HERE, which includes two hours of wine and socializing, with hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets are $30/person, $15 of which is tax deductible.

If you would like to donate to Go Green Wilmette, you have the option of purchasing a ticket for $50/person or making an additional donation.

Featured Project

“Just Say No” to Plastic Straws

Strike up a conversation with your server or bartender and tell them about Shedd Aquarium’s “Shedd the Straw” campaign to drastically reduce America’s plastic straw habit of 500,000,000 straws per day!!!  You can help by telling your server that you do not want a straw as you order a drink and by not purchasing plastic straws for home use. Take the Shedd pledge to “Shedd” the use of straws and other single-use plastics. Learn more about national and international efforts to reduce the use of single-use plastics at “Shedd the Straw”Plastic Pollution Coalition and The Last Plastic Straw.


Good News Department

Electric Cars Take Off!

General Motors plans for an “all-electric future.” The Chevy Bolt is Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year.” German carmakers are trying to out-compete Tesla. Many countries, including China, are planning to go all-electric in the next decade. Even California is considering banning gasoline and diesel engines.  GGW will have many electric cars on display at our Green Car exhibit on March 11, 2018, but don’t wait – be part of a cleaner future now with an electric or hybrid car. Learn more at pluginamerica.org and greencarreports.com.

Dear Robin,

How can I make Halloween a bit more earth-friendly?  

Holidays can make being green a challenge. Our colleagues at SWANCC have come up with a great list of tips for a Green Halloween. See them here.


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