Seattle is set to enact a ban on plastic straws and utensils next July as part of a citywide ordinance to curb plastic waste across the city. All businesses that sell food or drinks must offer compostable or recyclable options. About 200 retailers have agreed to make the switch this month as part of an industry-led campaign, dubbed “Strawless in Seattle,” to prevent the plastic from polluting ocean waters and threatening marine life. Read more about this good news in the Seattle Times.
Take a moment to read this article posted in the Wilmette Beacon.
Please take a moment to read this wonderful article that Barb Keer has written about Go Green Wilmette’s Alternative Yard for Splash Magazines
Take a moment to read this article from the Wilmette Beacon about our most recent annual fair.
More than a thousand people visited, volunteered, exhibited and otherwise experienced the 2017 Going Green Matters environmental fair on Sunday, undeterred by cold weather and lured by the possibility of seeing their world from the inside, a fair organizer said Monday.
Read the rest of the article from the Chicago Tribune
To help voters learn about the candidates running for the April 4th Municipal Elections, members of the GGW community developed a short questionnaire for candidates. The following races were covered: Village Board of Trustees, Park Board Commissions, and D39 School Board. Please click on each link below to see the questions and responses from the candidates in each of these races.
Read this Wilmette Life article about an unique experience to be had at the Going Green Matters Fair coming up this Sunday, March 12. From noon to 4 pm at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette
In 2016, Go Green Wilmette partnered with the Wilmette Park District and the Ouilmette Foundation to create the first phase of bird habitat at Gillson Park. Migrating birds rely on the lakefront for rest, food, and shelter on their long journey north in the spring, and back south in the fall. The best habitat contains a variety of structures — tall trees, medium-sized shrubs, and native wildflowers to attract the insects they eat. We are working to bring more of this kind of structural diversity to Gillson and Langdon Parks, focusing on areas that already contain trees and thus can be the building blocks to better habitat. Read about the recent work done in the fall of 2016 in this Chicago Tribune article