The Good News and Bad News about Radon

RADON AWARENESS 2013 v2

What is Radon?

How does radon affect me and my family?

Should I test for Radon?

What if the Radon test is high?  What should I do?

Come to the EAC’s public information meeting on Radon including information on two new Illinois laws requiring Day Care facility radon testing and Radon-Resistant Construction.

Backyard Sugaring with Jim Wilson at Sugar Grove Nature Center

 

Have you ever thought about tapping that maple tree in your yard? Learn how with instructor, Jim Wilson, who has been transforming sap from his backyard into syrup for years! This program will give you the basics and direct you to the resources needed to turn your kitchen or garage into a sugar shack! Fee: $5/members, $8/non-members, registration required.

For more information or to register, call 309.874.2174 or email [email protected]sugargrovenaturecenter.org. Forms are available for download at http://www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org/registernow.pdf

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Indoor Farmer’s Market

Every third Saturday December through April.

Local produce, meats, eggs, herbs, and more.

January 19, 2012

Ackerman Certified Organic, Dearing Country Farms, Huelskoetter Pork, Katic Breads, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, Muddy Mutts, PrairiErth Farm, Senior Honey

Musician: Tin Flask Band

February 16, 2012

Ackerman Certified Organic, Dearing Country Farms, Huelskoetter Pork, Katic Breads, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, Muddy Mutts, PrairiErth Farm, Senior Honey

Musician: Island Time Music

March 16, 2012

Ackerman Certified Organic, Dearing Country Farms, Huelskoetter Pork, Katic Breads, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, Muddy Mutts, PrairiErth Farm, Senior Honey

Musician: Toocan

April 20, 2012

Ackerman Certified Organic, Appleridge Produce, Brown’s Fresh Produce, Dearing Country Farms, Huelskoetter Pork, Katic Breads, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, Muddy Mutts, Olive Berry Acres, PrairiErth Farm, Senior Honey, Trailside Gardens

Musician: Chris Corkery

To receive the newsletter for each Market, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 

 

“Marvelous Milkweeds” presentation by Dr. Janet Rasmussen

Speaker: Dr. Janet Rasmussen. Janet received her Ph.D. in Biology from Purdue University with a specialization in Ecology. She has served on the biology faculty at several academic institutions and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Heartland Community College. Janet is also an active volunteer at Sugar Grove Nature Center and recently helped with the establishment of the new Monarch Way Station there, which includes a variety of milkweed species.

Program: Wild Ones member and Chapter Vice President Janet Rasmussen will present a program on the natural history of milkweeds. She will also show us which species are native to Illinois, highlight the diversity of arthropod species that rely on them, and suggest ways of incorporating milkweeds into our own gardens.

This program is free, and the public is cordially invited. Wild Ones is a national organization of local chapters devoted to encouraging the use of native plants in both public and private settings, in order to preserve and enhance the native biodiversity on which all life depends.

Normal 2012 Cool Cities Achievement Award Presentation

The city of Normal has been a leader in innovative energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy initiatives and has made significant progress in reducing its carbon footprint.  In recognition of its many achievements, the Illinois Sierra Club is presenting Normal with a 2012 Cool Cities Achievement Award this Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm at the new Uptown Station.  The award will be presented to Mayor Koos by Jack Darin, Director, Illinois Sierra Club.

The public is welcome to attend.

Green Drinks

Looking for conversation or networking opportunities with like-minded individuals?

Join us at Green Drinks, the monthly environmental get-together. With no agenda and no membership or admission fees, Green Drinks is nice way to have some informal conversation on whatever environmental topics you want to bring to the table.

NOTE: Green Drinks is normally the first Tuesday of every month, but due to the New Year Holiday has been moved to the second Tuesday, January 8.

Normal to Receive Cool Cities Achievement Award

The city of Normal has been a leader in innovative energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy initiatives and has made significant progress in reducing its carbon footprint.  In recognition of its many achievements, the Illinois Sierra Club is presenting Normal with a 2012 Cool Cities Achievement Award Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm at the new Uptown Station.  The award will be presented to Mayor Koos by Jack Darin, Director, Illinois Sierra Club.

The public is welcome to attend.

www.illinoiscoolcities.org