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Environmental seminar series starts at Cantigny Park

May 28, 2015 10:42AM ● By Katelyn Nelson

Wheaton, Ill., May 13, 2015 – Cantigny Park is launching a seminar series this month for those interested in reducing their environmental impact. The complimentary “Get Involved!” lectures will provide expert instruction on “green” living and offer practical ideas to apply at home.

  • Greening Your Home

Thursday, May 21, 7 pm

Speaker: Kay McKeen, Founder and Executive Director of Glen Ellyn-based SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education)

Learn how to make your home environmentally friendly and healthier. Reduce waste, conserve energy, shop smarter, recycle more and practice greener/safer cleaning.

  • Conservation@Home

Wednesday, June 24, 7 pm

Speaker: Jan Roehll, DuPage County Program Director, The Conservation Foundation (Naperville)

Learn about the benefits of rain barrels, the practical beauty of rain gardens and how to introduce sustainable practices on your property.

  • Outdoor Composting

Wednesday, August 5, 7 pm

Speaker: Kay McKeen, SCARCE

Learn the basics of backyard composting including various compost bin options. Save money, conserve water and create a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

Participants at each “Get Involved!” seminar, if they wish, are invited to enter a drawing for an eco-friendly prize ($5 per ticket or two for $8) with all proceeds donated to the presenter’s non-profit organization.

Each seminar will take place at the Cantigny Education Center and last approximately one hour.  The seminars are free admission and intended for adults. Advance registration is required via or 630.260.8162. Parking will be free for registered attendees.

More information about Cantigny, including park hours, membership opportunities and a calendar of upcoming events is online at