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Earth Flags Awarded to Three Community Organizations in Fall 2016

Dec 30 2016

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Each year SCARCE works with a variety of schools, businesses, and community organizations to earn their Earth Flag certification. The Earth Flag is a program offered jointly by SCARCE and DuPage County. Each group has an evaluation (“green audit”) of their facilities, staff trainings, and must complete an eco-volunteer activity. They are given a list of things to improve upon in their operations to be more eco-friendly, including switching to more efficient lighting, green cleaning products, improving recycling and more. This fall, we were happy to award three Earth Flags:

Bloomingdale Public Library

The Bloomingdale Public Library was excited to earn their Earth Flag. As a group, their focus was energy conservation and energy efficiency around their building. As part of the process, they updated their lighting to more efficient options.

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The library was presented their Earth Flag by Kay McKeen (SCARCE) and three DuPage County Board members: Grant Eckhoff, Tony Michelassi, and Sam Tornatore.

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Wheaton Park District

The Wheaton Park District‘s Greening Your Park District charter and the Green Team worked together to earn the Earth Flag. It was a big effort, considering the number of facilities and staff involved, but they took it on with enthusiasm. Congratulations! You can read more here.

earth flag fall 2016 wheaton park district

The park district was presented their Earth Flag by Kay McKeen (SCARCE) and two DuPage County Board members: Grant Eckhoff and Tony Michelassi.









Peace Memorial Manor, Downers Grove

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Peace Memorial Manor flies their Earth Flag.

Peace Memorial Manor in Downers Grove is an affordable housing complex that offers independent and assisted senior living options.  Earning their Earth Flag supported their mission statement: “As a faith based organization, we enrich communities by providing financially affordable and ecologically sustainable housing for seniors and people with special housing needs.”  A major focus of theirs, was to ensure responsible medicine disposal and increase energy efficiency and conservation.


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