Attend C.A.R.E.'s Love Your Little Piece of the Universe Presentation
April 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm White Oak Library 121 E. 8th Street Lockport, IL 60441 Second Floor | Meeting Room A/B
Join us for
The history of lawns in the U.S.
Why not to use pesticides and herbicides
What's happening to our butterflies and bees
Alternatives for your yard without the use of hazardous chemicals
Recipes for "weeds" such as dandelion and clover
Lincoln Stone Quarry
Midwest Generation, former owner and operator of the Joliet #9 Generating Station, has a permit from EPA for dumping coal ash into Joliet's Lincoln Stone Quarry. Coal ash contains known toxic components and the quarry, located on the south side of the Des Plaines River, is unlined. Even with Midwest Generation's existing control systems, contaminates are migrating toward local waterways and leaching into area groundwater.
Plastic bags do not biodegrade – they photo-degrade (breaking into smaller and smaller pieces) – a process that can take up to 1,000 years. In the meantime, landfills are brimming and it’s estimated that if we don’t curb disposable plastic production, by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the ocean.