Town Center, 110 W. Lies Road, Carol Stream
Park and Ride Shuttles available for Earth Day from 200 E. Lies Rd. (CSC & Wesco Parking Lot)
Presented by the Carol Stream Park District
You’ll find lots of earth-friendly ideas, food, projects & products at the Carol Stream Earth Day Festival & Farmers’ Market, returning April 26 2014. Admission to the festival is free.
Festival Highlights for 2014 will include:
The first 300 visitors at the Earth Day Festival will receive a free reusable tote bag courtesy of Flood Brothers Disposal & Recycling.
Rotary Club of Carol Stream will be collecting the following items for recycling and local redistribution: Books, Wheelchairs. Crutches, Canes, Walkers, and Books. Enter the main parking lot by the Arch at Town Center and follow signs to the collection point.
Information on the District’s green campaigns including their Kilowatt Reduction Campaign, Paper Reduction Campaign, and their new environmentally friendly Early Childhood Center.
Kids Craft Corner Sponsored by: Home Depot
Learn about the basics of wood working by making a small project on site with Team Depot. Projects will be limited, so please come early to get a spot at the “workbench.”
DuPage Forest Preserve Family Expeditions
Learn about the benefits of landscaping with native plants.
The Bartlett Nature Center
Come and see live animals and Nature Collections and Displays.
Rain Barrels For Sale
Repurposed rain barrels and composters will be available for sale. 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. Here is how to order: click here to order
Northern IL Raptor Center Noon-2pm
Get up close and personal with a Red Hawk and a Barn Owl from The Northern Illinois Raptor Center.
Enjoy music by the 95.9FM the River throughout the event!
Green Car Show – Sponsored by Sunrise Chevrolet of Glendale Heights
Sunrise Chevrolet of Glendale Heights will be showcasing The Chevy Volt and low emission, environmentally friendly cars.
Touch – A – Tractor
Climb behind the wheel of a John Deere Tractor or a Front Loader. Kids and Adults will enjoy the great photo ops!
The NICOR Gas Energy Efficiency Program offers ideas and tools to help NICOR Gas customers save energy and money.
Glenbard North High School Green Panthers
Come by and view the Student Ecology Projects. They will also be selling counter top composters.
Carol Stream Woman’s Club will be selling coffee and hot chocolate. $1.00 per Cup. Proceeds to benefit the Carol Stream Parks Foundation.
Scooby’s will be selling hotdogs, chips and drinks.
Cool City Carol Stream
Learn about the Cool Cities initiative and how to get involved in your community.
Hanover Park Environmental Committee
Learn about keeping bees at the public apiary as well as information on the Environmental Committee’s various projects, and special recycling options.
Grab your reusable bags! You’re going to need them. Hand crafted gifts, fresh local, organic food and eco-friendly products and services- most items made or grown within 100 miles of Carol Stream, will be available for purchase from over 40 vendors in our market!
Vendors in 2014:
Tomato Mountain Farm
Home Delivery CSA; Salsa’s, Soups, and preserves will be available as well as possible fresh produce and bedding plants. – Not attending
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.
Handmade Wooden Toys and Musical Instruments.
Sharing the Gift of Health
Tower gradens – aeroponic fruit and vegetable system
Needlework by Nana
Handcrafted American Girl Doll Clothing and crocheted scarves.
The NICOR Gas Energy Efficiency program offers ideas and tools to help NICOR Gas customers save energy and money.
Save money on eco-friendly and organic products.
Savers Thrift Superstore
Collecting household items for resale – benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation.
We Grow Dreams
Selling herbs and plants
Neck warmers and heating pads made from organic materials.
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.
Family recipe giardinera and muffaletta.
Handbags and accessories made from recycled materials.
A membership buying club that offers personal health, household and body care products made with all-natural, organic and toxic-free ingredients.
Jan’s Bird Baths & “Step-In-Stones”
Handmade concrete bird baths and stepping stones with natural impressions of leaves, flowers and grass.
Education on ComEd Smart Meter and Smart Grid Installations.
A Taste of Michigan Cherries
Gourmet cherry products.
DuPage Organic Garden Club
Free native plant and garden plant seeds. Stop by to make a newspaper seed-starting pot.
Community Auto Body
High quality auto repair collision services – using waterborne basecoat paint and technology.
Puppy Palate Pleasers
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.
New memberships and renewals along with cash card promotions.
Rainbow Harvest Hydroponic Greenhouse
Hydroponically grown produce and plants.
Scentsy warmers, scents and scentsy buddies.
Matrix Sports Camp
Youth sports camp featuring organic/local/grass fed meals and mind-body focus.
Carol Stream Parks Foundation
A non profit organization dedicated to developing additional financial support for public parks and recreation programs in our community.
Pop Can Jewelry, Inc.
Necklaces, dog tags, charms, earrings, and bracelets made from up-cycled post consumer waste beverage cans from landfills