Stockpile Sunday, April 21

Gather travel mugs, reusable straws/cutlery, shopping bags and water bottles. Put them in easy to grab places or in your car to use throughout the week

Challenge yourself to take your own container to the deli or a restaurant for leftovers.

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Jenny Futterman
Trash-LESS Tuesday, April 23

Consider packaging when you make a purchase. Buy items with less packaging, and use your own bag to get them home.

Got electronics and styrofoam? They shouldn’t be put out with the trash! Take them to the recycling center at 1180 Half Day Rd. Tuesdays or the first Saturday of the month from 7 am -1 pm. Seniors and residents with mobility issues please email gghpinfo@gmail.com to arrange for pickup of smaller items (under 40 lbs).

Carpool your recycling drop offs - offer to take a load from your neighbors.

Make sure styrofoam is clean and dry, no packing peanuts.

More ideas on how to reduce waste are here.

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Jenny Futterman
Watch it Wednesday, April 24

Join Go Green HP and the One Earth Film Festival at 7 pm at the Highland Park Public Library for a screening of Sustainable, a farming documentary about the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.  Discussion to follow with Jen and Jeff Miller of Prairie Wind Farm. Watch the trailer here.

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Jenny Futterman
Fossil Fuel Free Friday, April 26

Make it a car free day - bike, walk or use public transit to get where you need to go today. Consider a car free day each week.

Turn off lights, unplug empty chargers, sign up for renewable energy.

Buy an electric car (and charge it with the renewable energy you just signed up for).

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Jenny Futterman