This Sunday, Abt is hosting a huge celebration of Earth Day, and we’d like to invite everyone who is interested in improving the environment to join us in a variety of fun events, taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in and around our store. Among the eco-friendly activities will be:
- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from The Grove nature center will present various animals and discuss animal safety and the importance of watching out for our furry friends.
- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Glenview Cycle employees will be in our parking lot to perform bicycle tune-ups, put air in tires, and offer bicycle safety tips. Glenview Police officers also will be on hand to talk about bicycle safety.
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Abt Recycling Center: recycle all of your old electronics at no charge.
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids, bring in cans, plastic, and paper for recycling and sign up to win an Pod Shuffle.
- 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Environmental Crafts: Decorate your own “green” bag to take home with you. Make lady bugs and sea creatures from recycled materials from the Abt store.
- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Plant your own vegetables: receive a pot, decorate it, and plant some veggies inside.
- 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. A presentation from Garvey’s Office Supplies, displaying materials such as plates, forks, and cups made from recycled materials.
- Raffles: In addition to the iPod Shuffle drawing, we will hold a raffle for a Citizen Eco-Drive watch, as well as a raffle for a Green Basket (gifts to include a free night’s stay at the Wyndham Hotel, a 9-hole golf package, and earth-friendly products).
—by Graham W.