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What’s In Your Personal Care Products?

Personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and cosmetics can contain almost any ingredient the company wishes to use, … more

ecoATM’s

EcoATM’s are automated electronic recycling stations. You can sell your old/unwanted electronic devices (phones, mp-3 players, tablets) by placing them … more

Best Sunscreens

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes an annual Guide to Sunscreens. Besides listing the best and safest sunscreens (based on toxicity), they provide … more

Green Programs

Seed Starting Project: Late July Update

Lots of tomatoes coming!

Lots of tomatoes coming!

First peppers.

First peppers.

Friday harvest.

Friday harvest.

July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

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This website has been created and maintained by the Mount Prospect Public Library staff and is a project of the Library’s Green Committee.  The Green Committee’s role is to promote and develop green initiatives within the Library and in the community.  The committee plans an annual “Green Farmers’ Market” at the Mount Prospect Lion’s Club Farmers’ Market (with assistance from the village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department). Each year a theme is chosen; examples include organic gardening/composting, alternative energy and transportation. At this event,  community experts relevant to the chosen theme are invited to discuss, promote, demonstrate the benefits of a greener lifestyle to the market attendees.