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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.

 
Earth Flag Impacts Students for the Rest of Their Lives

The Earth Flag symbolized that our school was operating in an environmentally friendly way. For eight years of grammar school both of my children were encouraged by our school to use reusable lunch bags, sandwich containers, and cloth napkins. This may not sound like much, but this continued in our family through high school and college. It has evolved into our way of living and my children are now young adults using refillable water bottles and Chico bags. We live with the awareness that what we do impacts our environment and we are grateful to SCARCE for enlightening us.

Patricia White, DuPage county resident, St. Philip the Apostle School