The EPCHS HOPE (Environmental) Club passed out 334 energy efficient LED light bulbs at the 2018 Homecoming parade. If these light bulbs are used to replace incandescent light bulbs, they will collectively save East Peorians a total of $34,000 in electricity costs over the bulbs’ lifetimes!!
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Saturday, October 6th
from 9 a.m. until all the bulbs are sold
(Usually around 11)
Sale will be at East Peoria City Hall
Bring in your old red recycling bins.
East Peoria Green will be there to give out general environmental information as well as take in red bins. We will be cleaning up the bins and then donating them for use in EP Dist. 86 schools and at ICC. We have already donated over 60 returned red bins to the schools and more are requested.
East Peoria Green members, with the help of EPCHS Hope Club and ICC SAFE Club take a break from working to clean up the riverfront the day after the 4th of July. Our groups sorted garbage from recyclable items on the morning of the 5th. From left to right there was Elena, Lexi, Dan, Robert Lori, Bob, and Tom.
It took a little over 3 hours to get everything sorted out. East Peoria Public Works waited for us to finish before sending the garbage and recycling trucks to pick up the toters. Thank you to all the celebraters that tried to put recyclables and garbage into the correct containers. Next year we will try to have a recycling toter next to each garbage toter.
The 29th annual conference of the Midwestern Renewable Energy Association met in Custer, WI in June for 3 days. 20,000 people from across the United States attended choosing from more than 200 exhibits and 250 workshops. There was a huge variety of topics involving the environment including clean water and clean air. Workshops were held in tents under a beautiful Wisconsin sky.