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We're thrilled to say we've worked with local students to have an original poem written for our 2021 Earth Day celebratory video! Our winning poem, ”Miracles of the World”, was written by Emma LeGrand of Lake Bluff Middle School.
Special thanks to our 3 judges; Alderwoman Rummel, Lake Bluff Library Children's Department Chair Eliza Jarvi and Lake Forest High School English Department Chair Kristen Carlson. We are fortunate and appreciative to have the support of so many community members within the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area who helped us create of this Earth Day celebratory video.
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Green Minds LFLB is volunteer based registered 501 (c)(3) non profit organization.
We meet monthly at members houses and we discuss environmental issues which concerns our members. We research issues, we advocate, petition for our issues, educate and try to bring awareness to these issues.
Anyone living, working, studying or having children in schools in Lake Forest or Lake Bluff (Illinois) are welcome to join our meetings.
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We are a Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Sustainable Residents Initiative open to anyone living, working or studying in Lake Forest or Lake Bluff.
Our vision is to bring awareness to current environmental issues and to encourage educated, sustainable practices. Green Minds LFLB works on various topics where our members feel our communities have room for improvement. Some of the topics we currently are discussing are pesticides, recycling in public spaces and businesses, bring your own bag, chlorinated de-icers, reducing styrofoam in our community, awareness on car idling, removal of invasive species such as buckthorn, composting, coal tar driveway sealants, ReFoods and many more.
It took a special effort this year to celebrate Earth Day — due to our current shelter-in-place guidelines. What happened instead was a virtual gathering of community, sharing thanks for what each of us appreciates about sustainability and our environment here in Lake Fores and Lake Bluff.
Thanks to everyone who took part and contributed a snippet to this LFLB Green Circle. In the end, we had close to 70 submissions, and unfortunately, it was too many to include in the final video. Special thanks to LFHS students Tegan and Lauren for helping put this video together.