Everyday Environment

Small changes have positive impacts on the environment.

There is never a shortage of new things to learn about your everyday environment! The Everyday Environment Webinar series features a different environmental topic each month. Do your part to protect the planet for generations to enjoy.

All sessions are free and take place on the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Erin Garrett, emedvecz@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Home landscape with green plants, shrubs, trees, and grass

May 11 at 1 PM

Lessons from Nature in your Home Landscape

When managing a yard or landscape, there are many things to remember, including the best times to plant and fertilize, where best to place plants, and managing a landscape. However, these things, assisted by a few simple ecological concepts, can help with design considerations and make a landscape an oasis for nature and the envy of neighbors. The webinar teaches basic ecological concepts and how best to apply them to landscaping decisions. An understanding of the concepts may even reduce landscape maintenance needs. Presenter: Abigail Garofalo, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy educator


two people paddling kayaks on a small lake

June 8 at 1 PM

Flatwater Kayaking

The slower pace of paddling allows kayakers to see and notice the intricate natural delights of our aquatic ecosystems. The feeling of floating along a peaceful water landscape relaxes our minds. Flatwater kayaking is becoming an increasingly popular means of outdoor recreation. Discover the health benefits of nature kayaking, gain an understanding of the dynamics of wetlands, streams, and river systems, and learn essential kayaking tips to help you get started. Presenter: Amy Lefringhouse, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Educator


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Sessions are recorded and available on YouTube within a month after the program to allow time for closed captioning.