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Local Elections

Local politics matter - alot. Get informed about the candidates running for public office by visiting the League of Women Voters of Wilmette’s website , and reviewing candidate answers to our questionnaires .     … [Read More...]

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Native Plant Sale – Order Now

Go Green Wilmette is hosting our third annual Native Plant Sale through May 5 – with early bird discounts through March 14Order plants online now, and pick them up in May. A limited number of plants also will be available for purchase on the pick up date. Beautify your yard, help the planet.

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Going Green Matters a BIG Success!

More than a 1,000 visitors attended Wilmette’s environmental fair this year. Thanks to our generous sponsors , our many exhibitors ,and more than 120 local volunteers, guests were able to explore more than 100 exhibits.   Highlights were the giant walk-in Geo-Sphere presented by The Geographic Society of Chicago , the Environmental Graphiti art exhibit, the electric and hybrid car show with 16 of the cleanest and greenest cars on the market, and the many student exhibits and Eco-Zone tables. Many thanks to the Village of Wilmette, the Wilmette Park District and the Michigan Shores Club. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

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How can I help provide habitat for birds, bees and butterflies in my own backyard?

Visit our plant sale website  to find carefully selected native plants that birds, bees and butterflies really like. Also, make sure you rethink your yard care practices. Your lawn care service (if you have one) may be applying unnecessary chemical fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides to your yard without your even knowing it as part of the basic package. Read the fine print, eliminate chemicals and make your yard safe and healthy for your family and for the planet this year.

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