Earth Week Events
Apr 18, 10am, “Container Gardening for Spring Color.” Green View Nursery, 3000 W. Jefferson St. For info or reservation, 787-4700 or go to greenview.com.
Apr 18, 10-11:30am, Trough Garden workshop. $30, $25 members. Washington Park Botanical Garden. Pre-registration required, call 753-6228.
Apr 18, 8:30am, Lincoln Land Woodturners present slide presentation on growing and caring for mushrooms on one log. $20. Register, call 529-0061 or 546-6740.
Free landscape consultations
Apr 18, 1-4pm, LLCC Landscape Design II students and adjunct instructor on hand to answer design and horticulture questions. Lowes Garden Center, 2560 N. Dirksen Pkwy. For more info, call 786-2381.
Party for the planet
Apr 18, 10am-6pm, Earth Day celebration with events, activities and info tables. Henson Robinson Zoo.
Apr 20, 6pm, “How did a handful of corporations steal our water?” Film followed by presentation from Citizens for Sensible Water Use. Free. Carnegie Room, Lincoln Library. http://www.flowthefilm.com/.
Out of the herb garden
Apr 21, 6:30pm, Mike King from Mari-Mann Herb Company discusses creative uses for herbs and family activities at Mari-Mann. Lincoln Library.
Helping to clean America’s rivers
Apr 21, 7-9pm, Discuss how to keep America’s rivers clean through picking up trash. Speaker, Chad Pregracke. Free. UIS Brookens Auditorium. For more info, call 206-6245.
Apr 22, 6:30-9:30pm, Revolution Never Tasted So Good. Film followed by program from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance. Free. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foodfightthedoc.com. Capital City Bar & Grill, 3149 S. Dirksen
Earth Day recycling extravaganza
Apr 22, 8am-8pm, Aluminum cans, batteries, eyeglasses, cell phones, ink cartridges, scrap metal, old keys and plastics accepted; e-waste, pesticides, paint and thinners, tires, and motor oil not accepted. WalMart Superstore, 2760 N. Dirksen Pkwy.
Green Home and Garden Show
Apr 24-25, 4-8pm Fri and 9am-7pm Sat, $3 adults, children under 12 free. Illinois State Fairgrounds Orr Building. For more info, call 698-4941 or visit www.springfieldareahba.com.
Illinois native plant sale
Apr 25, 9am-2pm, Prairie and woodland plants, trees, balled and burlapped and more. Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette Ave. For more info, call 243-6055 or 787-0942.
Plant/attic treasures sale
Apr 25, 8am-2pm, Proceeds to Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation. Museum open with free admission, donations accepted. Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation Museum, 4000 N. Peoria Rd. For info, call 498-9545.
Unwanted/expired medications collection
Apr 25, 8am-1pm, Acceptable material: Over the counter medications, medicated aerosol products, medicated shampoos, soaps, creams, pressurized inhalers. Mark out name and addresses on prescriptions. Illinois State Fairgrounds Lot 21 through Gate 11.
Apr 26, 2pm, Planned ride with specific stops. For scooters and light motorcycles to honor Earth Day and raise money for Community Energy Systems. $20. Start at Grab-A-Java, Sixth St. For more info, call 629-7031 or 855-8356 or visit censys.org or springfieldscooterclub.com.
The Greening of Southie
Apr 26, 5-6:30pm, Building the City of Tomorrow... Today. First film in Sunday Double Feature. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St, Springfield. $5 donation is suggested for Sunday double feature to support local environmental efforts by the Sangamon Valley Group of the Sierra Club. Visit www.greeningofsouthie.com.
Battle in Seattle
Apr 26, 7pm, The Whole World is Watching. A new drama that tells the story of the 1999 WTO protest. Hoogland Center Theater, 420 S. Sixth St. Featured speaker at 6:30 p.m., Rep. Mike Boland of Moline, sponsor of the Illinois Green Buildings Act, will speak about how state government can promote green jobs. Appetizer reception and raffle in between the Sunday films. $5 donation suggested for the Sunday double feature to support local environmental efforts by the Sangamon Valley Group of the Sierra Club. http://www.battleinseattlemovie.com/.
Lakes and habitat management
Apr 25, 8am-12pm, Susan Dees will show how to attract butterflies, birds and wildlife to back yards. Andrew Clapper describes ways to manage the impacts of waterfowl, specifically the damage caused by Canada Geese. Larry Miller describes ways to control stream erosion. Dan Stephenson explains how to manage fish populations. $10. Lincoln Memorial Garden. Pre-register 757-8660 ext 1025 or email Michele@cwlp.com.
25 ways to green your library
Apr 30, 12-2pm, Workshop covers topics including energy efficiency, green purchasing and recycling information. Laura Barnes of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Library. 2501 N. Dirksen Pkwy. To RSVP, or for more info, call 535-3100 x 255.
Earth Awareness Fair
May 29-30, Newly expanded Earth Awareness Fair. New programs include speakers, seminars, exhibits, and music from name bands. Details to be announced. Visit www.sustainablespringfield.org.