The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board was created by the state Legislature to promote recycling and divert trash from landfills.
SCHERERVILLE | For the past three years, second-graders at Watson Elementary School the Schererville Walmart have been working as a team to spread the news that it is important to care for planet Earth.
Bear Scouts and siblings from Pack 542 assisted 2nd Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski with recycling electronics and document shredding at the Electronics Recycling Drive.
First Ward resident Walter Koonce, pictured with 2nd Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski, stopped by the Recycling Drive with some of his confidential documents to have shredded. Koonce was able to load his documents into the truck and watch them shred.
CALUMET CITY | Alderman Leni Wosczynski, of the 2nd Ward, sponsored a recycling day event in honor of Earth Day.
Marshan Mitchell, a member of the Environmental Club at T.F. North, helps Anaya Rolling, 6, plant flowers at the Calumet City Library. The planting took place in honor of Eco-Friendly Day, and was sponsored by Second Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski.
Ashley Lumpkinmoss, 17, shows Rayna Franklin, 4, how to plant flowers at a flower planting Saturday at the Calumet City Library. The planting took place in honor of Eco-Friendly Day, and was sponsored by Second Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski.
Brandon Chong, 17, Bradley Trichak, 17, and Jacob Munsie, 16, help clean up Brantwood Park on Saturday in Highland. The Highland High School football team worked at Brantwood and other volunteers cleaned up other town parks as part of Park Pride Day.
GARY | Join in the celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week with the annual Green Gary event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at both the Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake St., and the lakefront's Marquette Park. This free event features family-friendly activities and is presented…
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GARY | University professors and presidents danced with neighborhood children and residents Saturday afternoon at what organizers hope will be an annual block party at Indiana University Northwest.
At long last the mile-high snow piles have melted away. In their wake, I find two things to reflect on.
SOUTH HAVEN | The Portage Township Park Department's fourth annual Community Team UP 2 Clean-Up event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
CALUMET CITY | Alderman Magdalena "Leni" Wosczynski is hosting Calumet City's Eco-Friendly Day on April 26 with children's activities, electronics recycling, flower planting and more.
VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.
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CALUMET CITY | Alderman Leni Wosczynski of the 2nd Ward is sponsoring an Earth Day art contest for high school students who reside in Calumet City, her office announced.
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