Park Pride 2012


HanDI made its mark on the Streamwood Park District’s Park Pride community volunteer event on Saturday, May 19. Wearing slightly impractical but undeniably natty headgear, various HanDI members and friends weeded flower beds, planted petunias, spread mulch, and collected trash in one of the village’s largest parks. Among the garbage-pickers’ more curious finds: – 2 […]

Elgin’s 4th Annual Green Expo – Admission is free!

Title: Elgin’s 4th Annual Green Expo – Admission is free! Location: Centre of Elgin Link out: Click here Description: The fourth-annual Elgin’s Green Expo May 4 from 1 pm to 8 pm May 5 from 9 am to 4 pm Location: Centre of Elgin This family fun event from watching junk being turned into recycled […]

Arbor Day 2011

Neighbors gathered on Arbor day to clean up Surrey Woods in Streamwood

  This Arbor Day, April 30, HanDI members Maureen and Rick (plus kids) joined other Streamwood residents to clean up Surrey Woods park, off Route 59.  (Although the event was not sponsored by HanDI, it did align with our group’s commitment to environmental issues, so M. & R. embraced the opportunity to volunteer!) The work […]

Please Join Us in a Lenten Fast … From Carbon!

As we write this invitation, the World Meteorological Organization along with NOAA and NASA all have data showing 2010 tied with 2005 for being the hottest year on record . We also read that in December 2010, Arctic sea-ice cover was the lowest on record. Just as humanity now recognizes climate change as a predominant […]

The Efficiency Dilemma

“It is wholly a confusion of ideas to suppose that the economical use of fuel is equivalent to a diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth.” An English economist named William Stanley Jevons hit upon this principle in 1865, and the subsequent decades have proved him right.  Services that were once luxuries, like air […]