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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

 
Green Dupage Patch Print E-mail

What is the Green DuPage Patch?

GreenDuPagePatchThe Green DuPage Patch is a program designed to enhance our awareness of the environment and the issues involving it. The program looks at some of our natural resources and areas related to them. These natural resources are such a vital and integral part of our lives that we must examine what we are doing to take care of them and explore ways to conserve, preserve and care for them.  

How to Earn the Patch

Several steps are involved in earning the Patch. Choose 3 of the 5 categories (Water, 3Rs, Air, Energy, Soil)

For each of the 3 categories, 4 different steps must be completed:  

  • Explore

Investigate and learn about the natural resource or a specific topic related to it.

  • Act

Design and implement a plan or project which demonstrates care/concern for conserving/preserving/protecting/improving that natural resource.

  • Share  

Take the knowledge, concerns, and results of your project and communicate, in a meaningful way, the discoveries you have made.

  • Documentation

Each of the above three steps must be documented or substantiated in some way.

For More Information contact:

Call us at 630.545.9710 for more information or email us at ecoed@sbcglobal.net

 

The Green DuPage Patch is funded by DuPage County.

 
Earning Earth Flag Improved Our Bottom Line

"NOW Foods has been partnering with SCARCE for a number of years. This partnership led us to undertake efforts which resulted in SCARCE recognizing NOW Foods as the first for-profit company to earn the Earth Flag for Business. The experience has been extremely positive for our company as a whole and for individual employees. For NOW, the Earth Flag is a symbol of what we can achieve when we work together to promote environmental sustainability. It’s a symbol of what we’ve accomplished, and a symbol of what we continually strive to be. Since being awarded the Earth Flag, NOW has been recognized by the Illinois Recycling Association with the 2007 Outstanding Business Recycling Program award. Our recycling program diverted almost 50% of our refuse from the landfill and provides NOW with a financial benefit of $40,000 a year. Our Board of Directors recently chartered an Environmental Sustainability Committee which endeavors to implement measures which conserve energy and resources. SCARCE has been, and continues to be, integral to NOW’s environmental efforts. We consider SCARCE a partner and an invaluable resource."
- Dan Scoles, Safety Manager, at NOW Foods