The Village’s fourth annual celebration of green living — Earth Fest — is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., April 20, in the LEED® Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. This year’s event will highlight organic farmers, eco-friendly landscapers, local chefs and restaurants, games and activities for children, items for sale, and entertainment. In addition, recycling booths will be available for eyeglasses, sun glasses, hearing aids, unused medications, rechargeable batteries, cell phones and old blue jeans. Visit www.oak-park.us/earthfest for more information.
Vendors sought…Vendors are now being sought to display their eco-friendly goods and services at Earth Fest 2013. Special sponsorship opportunities also are available. For more information, call 708.358.5778 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications also are available online at www.oak-park.us/earthfest.
Earth Hour is March 23…Oak Parkers are invited to turn off their lights for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m., Sat., March 23, to stand up, take responsibility for and get involved in working toward a sustainable future. When Earth Hour was launched in 2007, 2.2 million people took part in Sydney, Australia. Last year, 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries participated. For more information, visit www.earthhour.org.