The recognition honors District 99 for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, as well as to improve health and wellness and ensure sustainability education.
Opinion: Planting native habitats will help re-create functioning ecosystems that support native wildlife and help provide them with the most sustainable habitats, writes Kyle Moore of the DeKalb Citizens' Environmental Commission.
A community-wide cleanup in DeKalb gathered folks together Friday morning through Northern Illinois University’s Cares program to help pick up trash, part of a rescheduled Earth Day event.
The downtown Crystal Lake commuter lot now has a charging station where electric vehicles can be plugged in for up to four hours while they take the train or shop downtown.
Randy Caspersen of Northern Illinois University, filmed and produced the documentary “Plants, Pollinators & Prayers” about the garden at Mayfield Congregational Church in Sycamore. A free screening will show at the Egyptian Theatre Tuesday.
Trash Squirrels, a local cleanup group, is proud to announce their third season of trash clean up events, beginning on April 9, DeKalb group member Julie Jesmer writes. Here's how else you can get involved in local ways to help heal the earth:
DeKalb has made major strides towards environmental sustainability and awareness. However, there are still environmental concerns that are not being fully addressed, such as the issue of nighttime light pollution and intrusion, writes Nick Newman.
DeKalb residents are invited to share their ideas at a public forum Feb. 24 to discuss the city’s sustainability plan with the DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission.
Strohmeyer: ‘The seeds that were spread are seeds of hope and renewal’
David Kump on Joliet has pledged to spend the rest of his life making sure people don’t forget
In 2012, the City of DeKalb took a giant step into the future: It initiated work on a Sustainability Plan, a 10-year vision for the city.
Archeologists identify prehistoric remnants on Oct. 22
Don’t dump your pumpkins, Will County Forest Preserve says
An environmental group maintaining remnant prairies in Whiteside County is looking for homeowners and land owners to create 'prairie island habitats' to help native prairie plants and other species.
The grim toll of the historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest has become more apparent as authorities in Canada, Washington state and Oregon say they’re investigating hundreds of deaths likely caused by extreme temperatures