April 6, 2012

Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo


By Lloyd Nelson,
Brookfield Suburban Life

Brookfield, IL —


This year’s Brookfield Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration will be on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature activities for the entire family while educating guests about everyday actions they can do to be green and help orangutans and the environment.


The event will include electronic recycling, music performances, crafts and activities, professional kite-flying demonstrations, an appearance by the Clean Air Club Bus and special animal Zoo Chats.


Before entering the zoo or on the way out, guests can help protect the environment by recycling their unwanted electronics, which are now banned from Illinois landfills and illegal to discard in regular trash.


Representatives from Vintage Tech Recyclers will be stationed in the zoo’s Main Lot at 31st Street and First Avenue accepting such items as VCRs, telephones, video game consoles, stereo equipment and monitors between 1 and 6 p.m. on April 21 and 22.


Once inside the park, zoogoers can begin their visit at the Eco Expo on the zoo’s North Mall, where representatives from eco-friendly companies, including Nicor, Chicago Wilderness, Starbucks, Natural Balance, Commonwealth Edison and Chicagoland Environmental Network, will share the latest environmentally friendly products in their fields and discuss tips on how to use them.


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