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3rd Annual Electronic Recycling Event

Posted on: August 25th, 2018 by rjohnson

The even will take place on Saturday, October 6th, from 9 a.m. to Noon. At Area Recycling, Inc., 14379 IL Route 29, South Pekin, IL. Copy of Printable PDF.

September 27th, Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Posted on: August 6th, 2018 by rjohnson
Prairie Rivers Network is excited to bring one of the largest environmental film festivals to Illinois. Now in its second year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival focuses on 11 films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. Join us and get energized to work to protect clean water, wildlife habitat, and our rich natural landscapes!

The Dates

September 19,
Normal Theater
Normal, IL (Tickets forthcoming)
September 27,
Peoria Riverfront Museum

The Films

  • A Letter to Congress
  • A Ghost in the Making 2017
  • During the Drought
  • Lost in Light
  • Irreparable Harm
  • Great Lakes, Bad Lines 2017
  • Wildlife and The Wall
  • Biomimicry
  • Wild Olympics
Click here for synopses of the films.
Thank you also to our festival sponsors including the Heart of Illinois Group of the Sierra Club, WCBU Peoria Public Radio, the Normal Theater, Running Central, OhmFit, Firehouse Pizza & Pub, Children’s Discovery Museum, Blue Boutique, Medici, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Sugar Mama, and the Peoria Art Guild!

Put it in its place

Posted on: July 31st, 2018 by rjohnson

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.

Midwestern Renewable Energy Association Conference

Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by rjohnson

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.