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Help Keep Chicago Beautiful during Keep America Beautiful Month

April 8, 2016 | Comment

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Now that spring is well on its way, flowers are blooming and there is green everywhere. But, you probably noticed something else that is everywhere—trash. Every year, April is recognized as Keep America Beautiful month and there are organized clean-up efforts around the country, including here in the suburbs of Chicago.

Here are some events in the Schaumburg area that will help keep Chicago beautiful.

  • Emily Oaks Nature Center Earth Day Celebration. Situated on a beautiful pond in Skokie, IL, this center holds an event every year that is focused on fun, games, and selling local plants. It happens on April 17, 12-4pm.
  • Hoffman Dam – Earth Day 2016 River Rats Clean-Up. Saturday, April 23 is Earth Day in Chicago. Come clean your local park or preserve from 9AM-12PM!

Even if you don’t attend an official event, you can still help keep your community clean. Some of the easiest ways to do this are by keeping a trash bag in your car so you aren’t tempted to throw things out the window, making sure your trash cans have lids, and tying together any loose garbage so it doesn’t blow away in the wind.

What are you planning on doing to help keep Chicago beautiful?

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