Things to Do

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 02, 2016

Save the Date: Sunday, March 13

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00February 5th, 2016|Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Special Event, Things to Do|0 Comments

Photo credit: Go Green Wilmette. Looking for ways for you and your family to live sustainably? We invite you to attend the 10th annual Going Green Matter Environmental Fair on Sunday, March 13 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue in Wilmette. Organized by non-profit organization Go Green Wilmette, this admission-free event [...]

5 01, 2016

A Winter Visit to Maggie Daley Park

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00January 5th, 2016|Landscape Architecture, Things to Do, Winter|0 Comments

Breathtaking backdrops await you at Maggie Daley Park. Photo credit: Michael Van Valkenbergh/Wikipedia. In summer, Maggie Daley Park shines, with its exotic assortment of plants, low hills of grass, multiple play areas for specific age levels, rock climbing, mini golf, picnic groves, tennis courts and a 20-foot wide, quarter-mile long inline skate ribbon that [...]

11 08, 2015

Day Trips: Local Gardens Worth Visiting

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00August 11th, 2015|Children's garden, Flowers, Japanese garden, Seasonal Color, Things to Do|0 Comments

There is no time like the present to visit local garden gems. Large and small, these gardens offer beautiful backdrops for portrait taking, personal enjoyment and respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Please enjoy this list of our favorite local gardens to visit, all within a day’s drive of Chicagoland. We highlight gardens that are [...]

25 02, 2014

Save the Date: Sunday, March 9, 1-5 p.m.

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00February 25th, 2014|Green Living, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Outdoor Living, Special Event, Things to Do, Water Management|0 Comments

Going Green Matters is a free, family-friendly environmental fair where you can spend a Sunday afternoon learning about a greener lifestyle. This year, it will be held at the Woman's Club of Wilmette at 930 Greenleaf Avenue. We invite you to stop by our table to learn about environmentally responsible products and services for your garden. In anticipation of [...]

24 05, 2013

Evanston Green Ball is Friday, May 31

By |2018-02-19T16:01:26-06:00May 24th, 2013|Special Event, Things to Do|0 Comments

As a supporter of green causes, Nature's Perspective invites everyone to join us at the 2nd annual Evanston Green Ball, a festive casual evening to support the Evanston Ecology Center and its programs, brought to you by The Evanston Environmental Association and the City of Evanston. The event features: “Taste of Evanston” with appetizers from from top [...]

19 02, 2013

Local Garden Gem: Garfield Park Conservatory

By |2018-02-19T16:01:27-06:00February 19th, 2013|Flowers, Things to Do|0 Comments

Looking to get away from the dreariness of winter, with its barren trees and frozen, snow-covered lawns? Chicago has a warm and inviting respite, and it’s called Garfield Park Conservatory. Unlike the North Side's smaller Lincoln Park Conservatory, Garfield Park Conservatory is tremendous, sitting on four and a half acres in the redeveloping West Side [...]