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Archive for April, 2012

Friendship Park Conservatory Earth Day Celebration

Friendship Park Conservatory will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21 from 1p.m.-3p.m. Tours will be given in the greenhouse and experts will be on hand to provide tips on gardening and lawn care. Games and activities will be available for kids. Admission and activities are free and all ages are welcome to attend.

By julie collins on April 19, 2012 Categories: Community, Earth Day, Landscaping

Green Ideas and Discussion

A PDF of the powerpoint from last evening’s “Green Ideas and Discussion” is posted below:

 Green Ideas 04182012

By julie collins on Categories: Community

E-Cycle at Friendship Park Conservatory

On Friday,  April 20 and Saturday April 21 Friendship Park Conservatory (395 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines) will be hosting an electronic recycling event from 9a.m. to noon both days. Cell phones, digital cameras, fax machings, tv’s, video game units etc. will be accepted at no charge. For a complete list of acceptable items, please visit For more info call 847-298-3500.

By julie collins on April 17, 2012 Categories: Electronics, Recycling

Hope Phones

Donate your unwanted cell phones to “Hope Phones,” an organization that responsibly recycles or refurbishes cell phones and sends them to isolated and developing areas. This organization assists with setting up communication networks for health workers that serve millions of people. For more information: where you can print a free shipping label.

By julie collins on April 13, 2012 Categories: Recycling

Clean Up the Parks Day

The Mount Prospect Park District is sponsoring a “Clean Up the Parks” Day on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone wishing to pitch in is welcome to participate. This would be a great community project for scout troops, ball teams, church groups etc. and others looking to make a difference. Registration is required: Friendship Park Conservatory, (847) 298-3500. A certificate of appreciation will be issued to  all participants. For more info: Clean Up the Parks Day.

By julie collins on April 12, 2012 Categories: Community