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Group seeks to eliminate single-use plastic bags

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  • Learn about the Environmental Defenders' new initiative to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags in McHenry County.

      Learn about the Environmental Defenders' new initiative to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags in McHenry County.

 
Submitted by Green Drinks McHenry County

The public is invited to Green Drinks McHenry County from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N. Main St. in Crystal Lake. Head upstairs at Duke's for information and inspiration, business and pleasure.

Come talk about "greening" the future with others. You must be 21 to purchase alcohol; nonalcoholic drinks are available.

This month, Cynthia Kanner and Sue Jensen from the Environmental Defenders' BYOBag committee (Bring Your Own Bag) will discuss the group's initiatives to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags in McHenry County.

BYOBag, which was formed in the fall of 2013, has presented to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Algonquin Village Board and is preparing to meet with the McHenry County Council of Governments. Its efforts are supported by the McHenry County Community Foundation.

The committee's logo was recently unveiled at Algonquin Village Hall and at the Crystal Lake parade. Look for it throughout the county in the months to come. Meet some of the committee members Aug. 6 and join them for a discussion about why they believe in "Bring Your Own."

From 5 to 5:45 p.m., learn about Duke's Fruits and Veggies with Kids program.

There will be an information table set up, and you are welcome to bring information about your green products and services each month to share. Additional parking is available at the train station.

Additional parking is available at the train station.

To be added to the email list, send a note to GreenDrinksMC@gmail.com or "like" the group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreenDrinksMcHenryCounty.

Green Drinks McHenry County is sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen.

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