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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth


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Cass JH Featured in Recycle Rally Reader Print E-mail
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Cass Junior High in Darien was the "school spotlight" of Pepsico's Recycle Rally Reader.  Sixth grade teacher, Susan Paszkowski, was interviewed about the school's recycling success over the past two years of being involved in Pepsico's Dream Machine Recycle Rally.  The school expects to reach it's year goal of collecting 110,000 recyclables by April with the help of students, parents and neighbors!  Keep up the good work Cass!
The Ultimate Upcycling Contest Print E-mail

Goodwill is holding it's annual Ultimate Upcycling Contest in honor of Mother Earth!  They invite artists, crafters, innovators or anyone interested in creating something upcycled to enter the contest.  The rules are fairly simple, you must use at least 75% of the material used must be purchased from a Goodwill.  Then you create a project and submit a picture. 

Entries must be submitted between March 10-March 23.  Click here for entry guidelines and rules.  Get crafty and good luck!

Villa Park ECC Art Contest Print E-mail

VP Environmental Concerns comission art contest winner-1Jefferson Middle School eight grader, Gema C., won the Villa Park Environmental Concerns Commission (ECC) “Promoting Recycling in Villa Park” Art Contest.  The contest was held to increase and promote recycling in Villa Park.

2013 IL EPA Poster Contest Winner Print E-mail

A Blanca Campuzano North School-1big round of applause for North School 5th Grade student, Blanca C., for being a winner in the 2013 IL EPA Environmental Poster contest!  She described her poster as having a green background featuring hands holding the earth. 

As a winner, she will receive a congratulatory letter, a ribbon and an environmental reference book for the North school library. She also receives an invitation to attend a recognition ceremony in Springfield. After the recognition ceremony, her artwork will remain on display at the Illinois EPA through April 26.

Blanca was encouraged to enter the contest through the active KKids Conservation Club at North School.

Congratulations! Print E-mail

Congratulations to the 2011 Governor's Sustainability Award winners.

Continuous Improvement Award
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont
Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst
NOW Foods, Inc., Bloomingdale

First Time Winners

City of Naperville, Naperville
DuPage County, Wheaton
Earth Friendly Products, Addison
Solberg, Itasca

Complete list of winners