Eco-Extraordinaires November 2017

Oct 26 2017

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Check out this month’s local leaders in green.

Do you know a DuPage County organization or person that deserves some green kudos? We want to share your eco-efforts! Email [email protected] to tell us about your nominee – they might be featured in an upcoming post.

SCARCE Board Member Gets Resources to Groups in Need

We want to highlight SCARCE Board Member Glenn Scott for his efforts to help SCARCE resources get to organizations in need. He donated his time and vehicle to help create more space at the packed SCARCE warehouse and help out two organizations that needed supplies. SCARCE has been collecting medical supplies for a while and is always on the look-out for a group that could use them. Staff learned about a veteran in Libertyville collecting for Crutches4Kids. After staff reached out, Glenn volunteered to load up his SUV and deliver the items. Earlier this summer, SCARCE received a donation of marching band uniforms. Turns out the colors were perfect for a new marching band at Sullivan High School in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Teachers were only able to take half of the uniforms in their cars. Thanks to Glenn Scott donating his time and his SUV, they now have the complete set! Thanks so much Glenn!

Prospect School EcoPanthers Dedicate Halloween Window to the Pumpkin Smash

Students in the EcoPanthers club at Prospect Elementary School in Clarendon Hills (SD181) decided to use their creativity to educate their community about greening their Halloween! The club painted a window as part of downtown Clarendon Hills annual Halloween Window Painting with a recycling and composting theme. Ghosts implore admirers to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and pumpkins ask to be composted! Students will be doing their part to promote composting further by volunteering with the local  Pumpkin Smash site at the Richmond Education Gardens co-hosted by the Villages of Clarendon Hills and Westmont. Just a reminder, there are over 30 locations across Illinois, so find a location near you here. Thanks for using your creativity to spread awareness in your community EcoPanthers!

City of Wheaton Promotes Bicycling with New Route Signs

Residents and visitors to Wheaton will soon see an addition of 752 signs around town to identify and encourage biking in Wheaton. Signs will help guide bikers to local destinations, including routes such as the Prairie Path, and the library or local schools. The Bicycle Signage program was funded by federal grants for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement.  The program is a joint effort by the City of Wheaton and The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee to help alleviate congestion.

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