Defenders offers speakers on topics from climate change to office recycling

WOODSTOCK - The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is pleased to announce the availability of speakers for community wide education purposes through the Environmental Speakers' Bureau. Defender members, who are willing to speak on a variety of topics, are available by simply contacting the Environmental Defenders' office with a request.

Community groups, schools, businesses and government offices are encouraged to contact EDMC should they need a speaker on a particular or general environmental issue.

Some examples of topics include: climate change; recycling/waste reduction; office recycling; clean water/water resources; groundwater/groundwater chloride contamination; land conservation; policy planning and natural resource protection; and farmland protection/local food production.

Other topics are: Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge; native landscaping; natural area preservation and wildlife; pollinators/backyard wildlife habitat; restoration ecology; winter ecology; oaks and prairies; soil collapse; permaculture; general Environmental Defenders; grass-roots education; sustainability; environmental issues and education; solar energy/eco-friendly home ideas; nature and the environment; bicycling; and Green building alternatives.

The Environmental Defenders looks forward to continuing to help educate the public on environmental issues through their Speakers' Bureau and to serving the needs of the community.

Founded in 1970, The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment in McHenry County. The group provides community residents with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation. Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For more information, visit or call (815) 338-0393.

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