2008
Want to go "green" at home? Ask a professional landscaper over lunch

Want to go "green" at home? Ask a professional landscaper over lunch
October 15, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Community residents can learn how to be more “green” with tips from a professional landscaper and enjoy a complimentary lunch during Benedictine University’s “Lunch with Landscapers” from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. Jim Kleinwachter, a land protection specialist with The Conservation Foundation administrative headquarters, will give a lecture on how to be more “green” and “sustainable” at home. Topics will include rain gardens, rain barrels, native plantings and other things you can do to make your home more environmentally-friendly. A “green” lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 11:50 a.m. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. The free event is sponsored by the Office of Campus Services at Benedictine University. Guests will receive a thank-you gift for attending and be eligible to win prizes. Space is limited and guests must R.S.V.P. to Liz Hill at ehill@ben.edu or by calling (630) 829-6004.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.