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Go green with CLC this Earth Month

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 28, 2023

Award-winning musician, artist and climate change activist Beatie Wolfe, described as a “musical weirdo and visionary,” headlines this year’s Earth Month celebration at College of Lake County (CLC) with a pair of artistic showcases.

Beatie WolfeWolfe will be featured in an art gallery exhibit running March 31 to April 10 in the Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art. On April 17, she will be streaming in live to share her music and art to help communicate about the climate crisis, followed by local author John Wasik in person to share practical hyperlocal climate solutions.

Previously just Earth Week, the celebration lasts all month long this April and is part of CLC’s celebration of Community College Month. Get involved in one of the many events and learn from experts in the field of sustainability.

“We are expanding festivities in April this year to encompass a whole Earth Month,” said Sustainability Manager David Husemoller. “There are lots of opportunities to get involved and find new ways to be more sustainable during the many events we have planned.”

The community can get in on the action during the buckthorn cutting event at the Horticulture Building at the Grayslake Campus April 1 and at the Japanese garden clean-up April 28.

Virtual events include learning about sustainability from international and moral perspectives with Dr. Jason Hanna on April 20 and learning about the ban of single use plastics at Lake County facilities on April 26.

Look for CLC’s Sustainability Club displays to be featured at the Grayslake Public Library, April 8-29.

CLC is recognized as a local and national leader in sustainability. By being more sustainable at CLC, we can inspire students, the Lake County community and other colleges to improve their impact on the environment and create opportunities in the workforce.

CLC is also hosting the Green Living Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Green Living Fair is a free and fun opportunity for community members to learn about how to live a greener life and interact with people at green organizations making a difference. Bring old bicycles, eyeglasses and shoes to recycle.

For a full list of events and register for the virtual ones, visit 

Join CLC in the further celebration of Community College Month by visiting the Open House any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at all three campuses in Grayslake, Waukegan and Vernon Hills, plus the Advanced Technology Center in Gurnee on Saturday, April 15.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.