Getting to Know Heat Pumps
March 20, 2023
Information about heat pumps as an alternative to heating and cooling your home.
Buckthorn, An Invasive Species. What It Is and How To Get Rid Of It.
October 12, 2022
Information about Buckthorn, an aggressive invasive plant species
Moving to Battery-Powered Outdoor Home Equipment Part 1. The Rise of the Battery Powered Snow-Blower
March 29, 2022
A Glencoe resident describes the process he used to purchase a new battery-powered snowblower instead of a gas-powered one.
Utilizing Glencoe's Curbside Composting Service, or How I Began to Compost My Kitchen Waste
December 30, 2021
One Glencoe resident started composting his kitchen scraps this year. In this post, he describes his experience, how he overcame certain challenges and how he benefits from composting.
Simple Recycling for Curbside Textile Recycling
September 30, 2021
Do you know about the new residential curbside textile recycling program in Glencoe? Find out more here!
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Named Glencoe's "Most Im-peck-able Bird"
August 31, 2021
Glencoe’s Most Im-Peck-Able Bird Contest has been part of a campaign by the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force to raise awareness about biodiversity in our environment and how you can support and cultivate biodiversity in your back yard.
Making Cents of LED Lighting
June 15, 2021
LED lighting has taken center stage in home lighting. LED lighting has taken center stage in home lighting. Should you switch to LEDs as your incandescent bulbs burn out? Or, should you jump in with both feet and make a total household switch to LED?
Wood Ash Makes Great Fertilizer for Your Garden
March 15, 2021
Wood ash is a source of potash or potassium and is an invaluable fertilizer for your garden.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
March 27, 2023
A 2019 study of identical households in Britain found that the degree of variability in energy consumption across the houses studied could not be explained by only by the buildings’ physics, but by occupants' behavior.
Focusing on Sustainability During the Pandemic
January 22, 2021
The New Year is a great time to consider changes to make your household more sustainable. The GSTF has some ideas for you to get you started!
The Glencoe Sustainability Task Force Reflects on 2020
January 12, 2021
Hold the Salt
December 04, 2020
During the winter months, salt from driveways and walkways is polluting rivers and lakes and the chloride levels are increasing. Be salt smart following these tips for using salt on your driveway and walkways during the winter months!
Bicycling in Glencoe throughout the Year
November 06, 2020
When most people think about bicycle riding in the winter months, they are concerned about the risk of bad weather. As our Sustainability Task Force Members know, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing!
Community Solar: How to help save the planet and on your utility bill with no up front cost (and no rooftop panels)!
December 17, 2020
How to help save the planet and on your utility bill with no up front cost (and no rooftop panels)!
Living Infrastructure: Taking Care of Our Urban Forest
August 01, 2020
This is the first article of the new Glencoe Sustainability Task Force (GSTF) blog, written by members to increase public awareness GSTF initiatives.
From the Archives: Energy Savings for Your Home
August 01, 2020
Looking for ways to save money and be green? The Glencoe Sustainability Task Force has some tips for energy savings in your home!