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Crystal Lake Green Drinks

In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is Green Wednesday!

Our next gathering is May 6th, 2015, from 5pm - 7pm

Helping Monarch Butterflies Survive, presented by Micheal Rizo, U.S. Forest Service staff

Michael Rizo has worked in various capacities for the US Forest Service since 2001.  Presently, he is working as an Urban and Community Program Specialist for the Latin America Team of the US Forest Service where he designs and coordinates outreach, education, and capacity building projects along the migratory flyway of the monarch butterfly.  He works with non-governmental organizations, universities, museums, nature centers, and other groups, with a large focus on work at the community level. 


June 3: Biking in McHenry County

Tentative future topics:

July 1: Fox River Corridor, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Aug. 5: Composting for Apartment Dweller & Small Households, Rich Tobias, U of IL Master Gardener

Sept. 2 (6th Anniversary!): Tentative: Green America: Green Business Network

(Helping create economy that works for the planet and all the people on it), Green America business member

Note: Alternative: Illinois Recycling Association rep to discuss latest recycling technologies including what plastics are being recycled and questions, like Should we put lids back on glass bottles?

Oct. 7: Oaktober, Jim Anderson, Lake County Forest Preserve District

Nov. 7: EarthShare Opportunity, Thomas Jacks

Dec. 2: Home Brewing - Holiday Gift Idea


Join us at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N Main Street in Crystal Lake. Head upstairs at Duke’s for info and inspiration, business and pleasure. Come talk about “greening” the future with others. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol - non-alcoholic drinks are available, of course!

We have an information table set up, and you are welcome to bring information about your green products and services each month to share. 

Additional parking is available at the train station.

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