Everyday Environment Webinar Series

Small changes have positive impacts on the environment.

There is never a shortage of new things to learn about your everyday environment! Learn how to make small changes in your lifestyle to have a positive impact on the environment. The Everyday Environment Webinar Series is offered by University of Illinois Extension's Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy experts and feature a different environmental topic each month. Do your part to protect the planet for generations to enjoy.

All webinars are free and take place on the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. Click the title to register for the workshop you want to attend.


Help for Homeowners with Stormwater
July 14, 1 p.m. 

Illinois residents are familiar with intense rainstorms that wash away soil and cause other issues. The water running off our roofs and lawns can impact downstream lakes and rivers. This webinar provides practical tips for rain gardens, leaf management, and natural lawn care. 

Cover Crops and Gardens
August 11, 1 p.m. 

Cover crops are a standard commercial agricultural practice. Duane Friend will discusses the benefits of cover crop use in gardens.

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Lake Michigan and the Communities that Rely on It
September 8, 1 p.m.

Lake Michigan provides valuable ecosystem services to the coastal communities along its shorelines. Given the prevalence of anthropogenic stressors such as increased nutrient loading, invasive species and overfishing, that have historically affected the lake, climate change is best viewed as a long-term stressor that has the ability to negatively affect the ecosystem services on which many people rely.


Webinar Archives

Each program is recorded and uploaded to Illinois Extension YouTube channel. To allow time for closed captioning, please check the YouTube channel 30 days after the scheduled program.