Niles rain garden's aim is to root out pollution

Trading briefcases for wheelbarrows, about 150 executives helped transform a vacant lot in Niles into a garden designed to soak up rain water, reduce storm-water runoff and filter pollutants. Full Story
Dark n Sweet LuLu

Hickory Hills, IL

#2 Jun 7, 2008
Niles is a very progressive suburb.

I do my business on Milwaukee Ave.

Come and see me sometime.
Christine

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 7, 2008
I'm glad they did this but I sure don't see why the village had to donate the lot. Seems like the Coke executives could have afforded it.
Mike

Chicago, IL

#4 Jun 7, 2008
Now if only they would stop sell their sugar-laden beverages.... That would do some real good!

“WHAT HUMP? ”

Since: Mar 08

Chicago

#5 Jun 7, 2008
Real pretty I'm sure...and I guess it made everyone feel real good too.

But they all got into their expensive gas guzzling cars and went home thinking they accomplished something...well at least they got some good press.

Now lets talk about all their plastic bottles and what they're doing TO THE PLANET not to mention the liquid chemical poison they got the population "hooked" on.
KAK

Three Oaks, MI

#6 Jun 7, 2008
Along the same lines, you likely see a few homeowners start moving away from manicured lawns toward large front yard gardens. Lower maintenance and much better for the environment. I've grown weary from the treadmill-like experience of fertilizing/watering/weeding/' insecticiding'/mowing a lawn. Fertilizing and then keeping it from growing by mowing. Who came up with that concept?
Brien Comerford

AOL

#7 Jun 7, 2008
Very impressive environmental and ecological endeavors to make the earth a bit more clean and pristine. Accolades for being guardians of the planet.
dot

Anderson, IN

#8 Jun 7, 2008
It is time these companies start to do something for the envirement except poluting it.....everyone needs to do something, no matter how small.... a lot of small makes a big.......

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