Eco-Friendly

22 04, 2020

Earth Day: Make A Difference in Your Garden

By |2020-04-22T17:29:43-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Lawn-free, Native Plants|0 Comments

Happy Earth Day! It's the 50th anniversary of a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. A popular environmental slogan is “Think globally, act locally.” We celebrate this day by sharing ways you can make lasting positive change and begin conservation at home, right in your garden. Read books about sustainable landscaping. Two great [...]

18 03, 2020

Going Green at Nature’s Perspective

By |2020-03-18T15:15:29-05:00March 18th, 2020|Eco-Friendly, Green Living|0 Comments

As a proud Gold Sponsor of the recent Going Green Matters environmental fair on Sunday, March 8th, we were delighted to see so many participants and families learn ways to live sustainably and care for our environment. Eco-stations with local volunteers and community resources shared helpful tips for the home and garden, exhibitors showcased [...]

13 02, 2020

Save The Date: Free Environmental Fair on March 8th

By |2020-03-16T10:25:29-05:00February 13th, 2020|Eco-Friendly, Events, Flowers, Garden Planning, Green Living, Landscaping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Non-profit environmental organization Go Green Wilmette is having its annual free, family-friendly environmental fair called Going Green Matters on Sunday, March 8th from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the beautiful Michigan Shores Club, located at 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette. The event draws more than 1,400 participants from twenty communities. The fair's theme [...]

9 07, 2019

Wet & Wild: 10 Wet-Loving Shrubs & Perennials Loved by Wildlife

By |2019-07-09T11:27:59-05:00July 9th, 2019|Eco-Friendly, Perennials, Shrubs|0 Comments

If you have an area on your property that stays consistently moist, wet or gets flooded, the following plants will do well for you. In addition to offering seasonal interest, they are also beneficial to bees, birds and butterflies. DECIDUOUS SHRUBS Sugar Shack Buttonbush. Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is a fast-growing, short-lived shrub [...]

11 02, 2019

Save The Date: Free Environmental Fair 3/10/19

By |2019-02-13T08:54:15-06:00February 11th, 2019|Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Outdoor Living|0 Comments

Save the date! We invite you to join us on Sunday, March 10th from noon-4 p.m. for a free, family-friendly event which shares information about living sustainably. The Going Green Matters environmental fair will be held at the beautiful and historic Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette. This year's theme, "Waste Not, Want Not" focuses on consuming [...]

9 10, 2018

Oaktober: The Importance of Oak Trees

By |2018-10-12T16:17:22-05:00October 9th, 2018|Eco-Friendly, Family-friendly, Plants, Things to Do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the 1880s, native oak trees comprised more than 60 percent of the Chicago region’s tree canopy. Today, that number has dwindled to only 5 percent. Sadly, oak trees are not only struggling in Illinois, but worldwide. About one-third of the world’s oaks are threatened with extinction, due to population growth, climate change and [...]

3 04, 2018

Drainage Solutions

By |2018-05-01T13:24:48-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Water Management|0 Comments

For a homeowner with drainage issues, heavy spring rains can be more frustrating and worrisome. Major puddling may occur resulting in unusable yard space or dieback of plants and grass. In this article, we discuss some solutions that help to mitigate these problems. Bury and Redirect Downspouts Oftentimes, misdirected downspouts are the reason for [...]

10 05, 2017

Save the Date: Evanston Green Ball is on May 20th

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00May 10th, 2017|Eco-Friendly, Events, Things to Do|0 Comments

Here's a worthwhile event that's all the buzz in Evanston: the 6th Annual Evanston Green Ball will be held at the Levy Center, located at 300 Dodge Avenue, on Saturday, May 20th from 7-10:30 p.m. The Green Ball is Evanston’s biggest bash of the year, where attendees will enjoy a natural setting with live trees and plants courtesy [...]

17 01, 2017

Save the Date: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on February 10th and 24th

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00January 17th, 2017|Eco-Friendly, General News, Special Event, Things to Do|0 Comments

We invite you to attend the largest film festival in the country promoting a wild and scenic world. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Evanston Ecology Center on February 10 and 24 at 7 PM. Begun in 2003, Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by the South Yuba River [...]