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Earth Day Celebrations

Saturday, April 22 from 9 am – 1 pm

Hands holding a heart shaped earth.The Village of Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Park District, the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, the Glen Ellyn Public Library, the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission and WDCB Radio are celebrating Earth Day, a national day which focuses on the environment.

Programs at the Library

Native Plants for All Seasons
Saturday, April 22 | 10-11:30 am | At the Library
Discover the advantages of using prairie plants in your home landscape from Master Gardener Debra McCullough. Reserve your spot.

Earth Day Crafts for Kids
Saturday, April 22 | 10 am–1 pm | At the Library
Use recycled materials and your imagination to create a piece of art inspired by Earth Day. For kids ages 3-7.

Recycling Extravaganza

Saturday, April 22 | 9 am – 1 pm
Duane and Lorraine (Lot West of Library)

Bring a wide variety of recyclable items to this event to ensure they are reused in lieu of going to the landfill. There is NO electronic recycling this year.

  • Batteries Plus: Non-mercury batteries, car-truck-boat-motorcycle-sump pump-laptop-UPS
  • Boy Scouts of America: American flags
  • Epaint Recycling Solutions: Fee Charged — Latex: $2/gallon, $10/five-gallon; Oil-based: $8/gallon, $20/five-gallon. Payment cash/credit. No non-architecture paint, spray cans, solvents or leaking cans accepted
  • Fluorecycle, Inc.: Fee Charged — .50 cents per bulb, accepting only 12 bulbs per car; CFLs and 4’ fluorescent lamps only
  • The GardenWorks Project: Trowels, hand cultivators, rakes, hoes, pitchforks, shovels, watering cans, vegetable gardening books for adults/kids. No tomato cages or fences accepted
  • Habitat for Humanity: Cabinets, doors (solid core only), electrical and light fixtures, flooring, windows, window AC, mill-work/lumber, working tools
  • Lion’s Club: Eyeglasses, hearing aids, printing cartridges
  • Salvation Army: Clothing, home goods, cell phones
  • SCARCE: Books, records, buttons, rulers, yarn, crayons
  • Working Bikes: Working bikes, accessories, helmets

NOT ACCEPTING: Prescription drugs, hazardous waste/chemicals, mercury thermometers, stereo speakers in wooden boxes. NO ELECTRONICS.

Earth Day Activities

Food and Drink for Purchase

  • Euro Crepes
  • Heavenly Hot Dogs
  • Javi’s Burritos
  • Tea Canal

Live Acoustic Music
Native Plant Sale: Mixed flats, pots of grasses/perennials, 5 gallon-sized shrubs — Cash or check accepted.
Rain Barrel Sale: Limited number day-of sales, you may pre-order for pick-up at the event — $50/$60 each. Go to Upcycle Products and order yours today.
Haggerty ChevroletVolt on display — talk with a representative to learn about this electric vehicle.
Prairie Food Co-op: Learn how to become an owner of a grocery store that focuses on local & sustainable food.
Re:new: Recycled textile products created by refugee woman — items available for purchase.
Mural: Help make your mark on a mural that is being created for the Market Francais. The public is invited to help paint the mural during the Earth Day event.

Learn more about local environmental efforts from:

  • DuPage Monarch Group
  • Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
  • Hadley School & the Garden for Giving
  • River Prairie Group Sierra Club
  • Sustain DuPage