In the News:
Reduce your Carbon Footprint:
Quick carbon calculator
Home Energy Yardstick
Project Green - Make your home more comfortable,save on energy bills, and make Elmhurst a Cool place to live!
Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DuPage County environmental resources
Biking in Elmhurst
Elmhurst Recycling - Acceptable Materials
Free residential electronics recycling in Elmhurst. New location.
What to do with items that cannot be recycled curbside in Elmhurst
Recycle Clothes to Benefit DuPage PADS.
Make Your Home and Garden Green:
Sierra Club Green Home: How to create a more sustainable home environment.
57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (and Yourself)
Conservation @ Home program of the Conservation Foundation: Fact sheets and information on native plants, landscaping, suppliers, etc.
Energystar appliances, heating and cooling
Green building and energy conservation: Energy and Environmental Building Alliance
Green products and suppliers: National Green Pages from Green America
Household and yard pest control fact sheets: Safer Pest Control Project
Lawn care and pesticides
Rain barrels Now available through the City of Elmhurst!
Find more information and answers to your questions at the Elmhurst Public Library:
Green File database from EBSCO: Articles about environmental topics,
including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Eco-Choices What you can do to save the environment.
Green by the Yard Growing your own food, collecting water and caring for the lawn.
Organic Foods Grow, buy and cook organic.
Get Involved! A list of organizations and websites to help you go green.
Think Green Environmentally friendly EPL books.
Green Books for Kids
Join a Local Group:
Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition
Sierra Club River Prairie Group