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Alternative Yard Tour

You are invited to attend Go Green Wilmette’s fifth annual Alternative Yard Tour on Sunday, July 23 from 9-1 pm. Our goal is to promote sustainable gardens that have low carbon foot print and are low maintenance. We want to … [Read More...]

Featured Project

Shedd the Straw Campaign

Go Green Wilmette is participating in Shedd Aquarium’s Shedd the Straw campaignto reduce Chicagoland’s use of plastic straws that harm marine life and contribute to pollution and landfill waste. Americans use about 500 million straws a day – the same weight as 1,000 cars! Since plastic straws do not biodegrade and are nearly impossible to recycle, almost every straw that has ever been used still exists on the planet. You can help by not purchasing straws for home use and telling your server that you do not want a straw when you order a drink. Ask your favorite restaurant to join Shedd Aquarium’s Shedd the Straw campaign. Learn more here:

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New Trier High School Works to Reduce Food Waste

New Trier High School is working to reduce food waste! After a successful trial, the District has committed to a full year food compositing pilot on the Freshmen campus in Northfield starting in August. If the pilot goes well, they hope to expand the program to the Winnetka campus in 2018.   Kudos to the New Trier Sustainability Committee, Mary Allen of SWANCC and all the Freshmen who did such a great job! Reports were that you could instantly tell which students had composted food in their feeder schools.  All 3,600+ District 39 Wilmette students compost food waste every day.  Many Kenilworth, Winnetka and Glencoe students also know how to separate food for composting.

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You can “just say no” to plastic straws when you order drinks. See “Featured Project” below and learn more about Shedd Aquarium’s “Shedd the Straw” campaign. Learn more here:

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