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Climate Change Conference

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. [Read More…]

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Going Green Matters 2016

The Go Green Wilmette team is planning our 10th environmental fair. Going Green Matters will be held at the Michigan Shores Club at 911 Michigan Avenue on March 13th from 12pm – 5pm. The theme of the … [Read More...]

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Wilmette Gets $130,000 Grant for Green Alleys

Wilmette received a $130,000 grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to partially fund the Village’s construction of green alleys in four locations.  [Read More…]

Dear Robin,

I know that leaf blowers are not environmentally friendly but are there really any other options in the fall?

It’s that time year and we hear leaf blowers from dawn until dusk.  But leaf blowers use gasoline and cause noise pollution and air pollution.  They are certainly less environmentally friendly than good old raking and there are certainly health benefits from the physical exercise of raking. Many people say they choose to use leaf blowers or that their lawn companies would charge more for raking because leaf blowing is faster than raking but is that true? [Read More…]

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