October Eco-Extraordinaires

Oct 03 2018

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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? Email [email protected] to explain who you think should be one of our next Eco-Extraordinaires.

Wheaton North Students Do #PickUp5 Clean-Up

Students from Wheaton North High School took some time to do a #PickUp5 Litter Clean-Up in their community. Club E.R. (Earth Rescue) students participate in an Adopt-a-Highway clean-up a few times each year, this time removing debris from the sidelines of  Gary Avenue in Wheaton. Not only does it beautify our community, but prevent plastic from polluting our waterways and harming wildlife. Great work!

York High School Volleyball and ECO Club Team Up to Reduce Waste

York High School Girl’s Volleyball teamed up with the student ECO Club to prevent single-use water  bottle waste at school. Together, they will distribute 300 reusable water bottles for free during games and lunch periods in October to celebrate the installation of a water bottle filling station in the athletic wing. So far, bottle filling stations at York have prevented the waste from over 1.5 million plastic water bottles. Awesome work!

Citizens Around DuPage County Take Action to Protect Our Water

Citizens from municipal staff, concerned residents, scouts, school kids and more took to the streets in September to protect local waterways from pollution. Together, they installed dozens of educational markers on storm drains throughout DuPage County as part of SCARCE’s Storm Drain Medallion Project. The medallions inform passersby that drains lead directly to our rivers and shouldn’t ever be contaminated with chemicals or litter. Only rain down the drain!  Way to take action for the earth!

Learn how you can be a  part of the Storm Drain Medallion Project – it’s simple and free!

Thank you to the DuPage Foundation for supporting the Storm Drain Medallion Project!

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