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Escape From Plastic

What plastic have you used today? Did you use shampoo or soap from a plastic bottle? Picked up coffee to go? Ate with a plastic fork? Purchased apples in a plastic bag? Many plastic items are used for a only a few minutes but their life doesn't end when we're done with them. Many end up in Lake Michigan where animals ingest them or become entangled in them. The good news is that we can choose a different option.

Volunteer with the Chicago River Eco-Warriors (CREW)

Since 1979, Friends has been working to improve the health of the Chicago River system for the benefit of people and wildlife and by doing so, has laid the foundation for the river to be a beautiful, continuous, easily accessible corridor of open space in the Chicago region.

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Environmental Graphiti - The Art of Climate Change

The Northbrook Public Library is proudly displaying a rotating exhibit by artist Alisa Singer. We have one piece, located on the wall outside the Collaboratory, and the work changes approximately every 2 months.

The full collection of art will be on display for a year (until March, 2020) at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. There is no opening event planned so feel free to stop by at your own convenience. (The Environmental Graphiti exhibit, featuring sixteen pieces of art, can be found in the South Gallery on the second floor.)