Greening Up Andersonville and Ravenswood Neighborhoods in Chicago

Have a Green Thumb? Why not help green up the parkway along Ravenswood Avenue from Ainslie Street to Foster Avenue?   Take a walk down Ravenswood from April thru October and you will see that it is one of the loveliest neighborhoods in the city, and that much of the beauty is due to the Ravenswood embankment. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 22 for Ravenswood Greening Day, which begins at 9:00 a.m.  It™s a great way to contribute to the beautification of our community, and also a great way for families to introduce kids to the rewards of gardening, community involvement and volunteerism. Want to keep on greening into the summer?   Why not adopt a flower bed to care for this summer.   Watch the Andersonville South Neighbors Association (ASNA) website for details.

Did you know that replacing just five of the incandescent bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can save you up to $65 a year?   And for those of you in older homes, the bulbs are much better at handling the wiring used. CFLs don™t blow out as easily as incandescents.   The one drawback to the bulbs is disposal, since they contain mercury. But you can recycle them at 1150 N. North Branch down by Division and Halsted.   –Excerpted from Chris Bayard article in Andersonville South Neighborhood Association newsletter

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