Sat Apr 20, 10am-2pm, Town Center, Gary Ave & Lies Rd, Carol Stream
You’ll find lots of earth-friendly ideas, food, projects & products at the Carol Stream Earth Day Festival & Farmers’ Market. Free Admission.
Electronics Recycling – Cancelled
Due to the flooding in Carol Stream this week, the village of Carol Stream has decided to cancel the planned recycling event, and hopes to reschedule it later this year.
Get information on the District’s green campaigns including their Kilowatt Reduction Campaign, Paper Reduction Campaign, and their new environmentally friendly Early Childhood Center.
Home Depot Kids Craft
Make a wooden toolbox with supplies and tools provided by the Home Depot. First 100 kids only.
Win prizes as you follow GPS coordinates in our geocaching activity.
Repurposed rain barrels and composters are now available to pre-order for pick up at the Earth Day Festival on April 20. Home delivery and installation options are also available for an extra fee. The barrels are Food Quality High Density Poly Ethylene Barrels that were previously used to ship pickled food overseas. A portion of all rain barrel sales will be donated to the Conservation Foundation. Use the online order form at http://upcyclerainbarrel.com/static.asp?path=5200
Recycled Tote Bag Workshop
Learn how to recycle your plastic grocery bags into “yarn” which can be crocheted into useful tote bags.
Additional activities include: solar energy demo, touch-a-tractor and Chiro One. Enjoy music by the 95.9FM the River throughout the event!
Meet lizards, snakes and other reptiles from Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles. Shows at 11:30am, 12:00pm and 12:30pm.
Carol Stream Womans Club will be selling coffee and hot chocolate at their booth.
Cool Cities Carol Stream
Learn about the Cool Cities initiative and how to get involved in your community.
Prairie Path Bicycles
Bring your bike for a free bike check ups, and get expert advice on road and trail bikes.
Friends of the Great Western Trails
Stop and meet volunteers from the Friends of the Great Western Trails and learn about how you can help promote and protect the trails and the trail users.
Holiday Inn Carol Stream
Learn about the eco-friendly hotel rooms and restaurant.
Hanover Park Community Apiary
Learn about keeping bees at the public apiary as well as information on the Environmental Committee’s various projects, and special recycling options.
Scooby’s will be selling hotdogs, chips and drinks.
Grab your reusable bags! You’re going to need them. Hand crafted gifts, fresh local, organic food and eco-friendly products – all made or grown within 100 miles of Carol Stream, will be available for purchase from two dozen vendors in our market!
Vendors in 2013 include:
Tomato Mountain Farm
Home Delivery CSA; Salsa’s, Soups, and preserves will be available as well as possible fresh produce and bedding plants.
Gourmet prepacked food
Hot Honey Sauce and “Louisiana” Hot Sauce manufactured and bottled in West Chicago, and Blue Gorilla Lemonade. First 100 visitors to their booth get a florescent compact light bulb.
Needlework with Nana
Crocheted American Girl Doll dresses, hats and accessories, crocheted scarves and adult hats.
Handmade Wooden Toys and Musical Instruments.
Conscious Minded Products
Kombucha and Ready to Drink and Homebrew Kits in five flavors.
Sharing the Gift of Health
Tower gradens – aeroponic fruit and vegetable system
Nickles Distribution Inc
Organic meats, pork, bison, elk, chickens, grass fed beef, cheese, pastas and sauces, beef stix, jerky and honey crystals.
Lizzie’s Right Brain
Crafts-magnets designed from magazine and newspaper clippings (Recycled) and hand sewn jewelry cases.
CJ’s Crocheted Necklaces
Crocheted necklaces handmade from yarn, light and colorful – more than 50 different colors. Some have glass pendants and glass earrings.
Local Raw Honey, pure beeswax, natural skin care products and assembled beehives.
Somewhat Organic Soap Company
Organic bar soap, she butter crème, bath salts, lip balm, soap dishes and soap savers.
Sparkle Spirit wear
Rhinestone Earth Day t-shirts and spirit wear.
Family recipe giardinera and muffaletta.
Homemade dog treats and handmade cards.
Biscotti, pizza, bread and baked items
Eleanor Reily Handmade Soaps
Handmade organic soaps and body products
Cookies A La Carte
German Gourmet Cookies and Cakes.
Rainbow Harvest Hydroponic Greenhouse
Hydroponically grown produce and plants.
Bling for Botanicals
Hand crafted plant decorations, letter openers, beads, vintage jewelry and charms made from upcycled silverware.
Scentsy warmers, scents and scentsy buddies.
Green Bee EV - New Addition
100% electric scooters.