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HOPE Display Case

Posted on: October 8th, 2017 by rjohnson

This is the recently mounted EPCHS Hope Club display case. In the bottom left corner is an awards plaque with the names of the recipients of the EPCHS Green Team Scholarship. You can see that Hannah and Elena were the first two scholarship winners. Also in the display is a poster offering the wise advise to ‘Think Global, Act Local!’ There is also a flier advertising our next East Peoria Green glass recycling event, on Nov. 11th.

Reiman Gardens

Posted on: August 12th, 2017 by rjohnson

East Peoria Green Team member Shelly Farmer and her husband Rick recently visited Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa to look at the sculptures made from trash collected from beaches around Bandon, Oregon.

This exhibit of larger-than-life sea creatures graphically illustrates the issue of the pollution in our oceans and waterways. Their daughter Jennifer Faraci is an artist apprentice for

Try to visit Reiman Gardens to see this exhibit which runs till October 31, 2017.


Posted on: August 10th, 2017 by rjohnson

East Peoria Green Team held a glass recycling event on June 3, 2017 from 8:30 to 11:30 am. This event was held at the FOLEPI parking lot in East Peoria, IL. Starting at 8:30 am, the recycling-conscious public was lining up with their bottles and jars. There was a steady flow of cars all through the morning.

East Peoria Community High School had several members of the HOPE Club on hand to unload the glass items out of trucks and cars. Elena Wolff, Clarice Wolff, Ashlea Yoder, and Lexi Dorch were a lively group and a great help to the cause. Special thanks to Martin Hobbs, Science Department Lead teacher from EPCHS, for his ongoing efforts to inspire young people and to support recycling efforts of the East Peoria Green Team.

East Peoria Green greatly appreciates the support of East Peoria City officials for supporting this event. We would also like to thank Dave Schaab, of Waste Management, for their help in putting our glass recycling events into action. Many persons dropping off glass asked when the next collection would take place.

Thanks to Linda Tiller who arrived early to set up the event and Shelly Farmer who recently joined the group. Thanks to Lori Wolff, a long-time member, who made sure that the glass was not contaminated with unrecyclable items.

Very special thanks to Bob Jorgensen whose vision lights the recycling path for all of us to follow.

The East Peoria Green Team website is and like us on Facebook “EastPeoriaGreenTeam”, this will allow residents to follow what the group is doing or join and be a part of this group.

CUB’s Air Conditioner Tips

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 by rjohnson

The Energy Information Administration estimates that Illinois households burn an average of $2,693 a year on energy bills—with half going to heating and cooling costs.

This summer, how you manage your air conditioner could have a huge impact on your electric bills.


Adapted from a CUB’s Energy Efficiency Team email