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Tuesday lectures offer environmental insights

March 27, 2018 – The Environment & Energy Commission has announced the return of its environmental lecture series in celebration of Earth Month.

Similar to commission-sponsored lecture series of the past, speakers will address different environmental challenges and opportunities on each Tuesday evening  in April at the Oak Park Public Library 834 Lake St.

Here’s the schedule:

  • April 3 – What’s New in Recycling, Composting & the Single-Use Bag Law.  Village of Oak Park Sustainability Coordinator Mindy Agnew will talk about opportunities to expand understanding of important conservation activities with fun demonstrations and a question-and-answer round. 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor.
  • April 10 – Energy Efficiency: Simple Steps to Take. ComEd’s Sergio Alzate and Erin Daughton will discuss the many resources the utility company offers to help residents conserve energy and reduce costs. 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the small meeting room on the second floor.
  • April 17 – Greenagers: How to Green Everyday Teenage Life. Laura Derks, leader of Flybird Experience, and Germaine Caprio, owner of Majamas, a clothing manufacturer "committed to making beautiful clothing that doesn't destroy our beautiful planet," will provide insights into helping teenagers live greener. 5 to 6:30 p.m., third floor conference room.
  • April 24 – Native Plants, Gardening and Landscapes: The Benefits. Stephanie Wahlquist of West Cook Wild Ones will discuss the benefits of using native plants in urban garden. 7 to 8 p.m., second floor book discussion room.

For more information, call 708.358.5778 or email