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Green Drinks to talk green businesses

CRYSTAL LAKE – Green Drinks McHenry County will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N. Main St.

Cassie Carroll, the executive director of the nonprofit Illinois Green Business Association, will share how the organization assists businesses in reducing their ecological footprint. 

The Illinois Green Business Association’s mission is to help businesses realize the economic, social and environmental benefits of green business practices through a certification program.

The group’s green business certification program provides a comprehensive framework for businesses to go green. They provide recognition and services for businesses that want to increase efficiency in their operations, cut costs and decrease their environmental impact. More information is available on the group’s website, www.illinoisgba.org. 

As an added bonus in April, four green businesses/organizations will have displays featuring energy related products and services.  The Energy Expo starts at 5 p.m.

Exhibitors are AAA Glass Tint Inc., which specializes in all aspects of residential and commercial glass and window tinting; Citizens Utility Board, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents the interests of residential utility customers in Illinois; Lochinvar, a maker of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters and storage tanks; and Solergy LLC, which installs three kinds of solar and solar electric systems, and is certified to install small wind systems.

From 3 to 5 p.m. Duke’s will donate 10 percent of the dinner tab to a local environmental group.

There will be an information table set up, and participants are welcome to bring information about their green products and services each month to share. Additional parking is available at the train station. 

For information, send a note to GreenDrinksMC@gmail.com or find the group on Facebook.

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