Guide answers questions about green living

Submitted by McHenry County College

How can my organization host a green fundraising event? Where can I drop off compact fluorescent bulbs, old computer monitors or leftover motor oil? To find answers to these questions and more, local residents can turn to the “McHenry County Official Green Guide 2013,” which features a recycling directory and a Green Living section, plus a new topic index. The publication is available at

Sponsored by the MCC Sustainability Center and the Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at McHenry County College, the Green Guide 2013 provides useful and educational information for anyone looking to recycle, reuse or reduce to protect the environment. The Green Living section lists businesses that sell green products locally and online.

In addition, the Green Guide 2013 is available at 90 local government agencies and business locations and as an iRecycle app at Earth, the largest and most accurate recycling directory in the U.S.

“Check out new, local green businesses in our area” said Pat Dieckhoff, sustainability specialist at MCC. “If you have any problems finding what you are looking for, our new topic index in the back of the Green Guide makes it easier for people to locate recycling drop-offs.

“By highlighting our local business and services, we’re helping the local economy,” she said.

For more information about the MCC Sustainability Center and the Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute or anything related to recycling and sustainability, contact Pat Dieckhoff or Kim Hankins, director of sustainability, at (815) 479-7765.

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