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Green 4 Good Initiates Recycling Extravaganza
District 90’s Green4Good committee will host a drive-up, drop-off recycling event Saturday May 5, 2012, from 8 am to 1 pm rain or shine at the parking lot of River Forest United Methodist Church, located on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Thatcher Avenue (7970 Lake Street, River Forest).
Partners for this event include the Village of River Forest, River Forest Citizens Corps, River Forest United Methodist Church, The River Forest Service Club, Whole Foods Market, River Forest Park District Foundation and SCARCE.
Drivers will be asked to remain in their cars while volunteers unload items. The May 5th event will be a zero waste event made possible by an on-site household waste composter, donated to the event’s host, River Forest United Methodist Church, by the River Forest Park District Foundation.
What to Bring
ACME Recycling will collect electronics (no dehumidifiers, air conditioners or refrigerators), batteries (household, computer and car), and scrap metal (including washers and dryers). SCARCE, an environmental education not-for-profit in Glen Ellyn will collect musical instruments, school supplies (old crayons, rulers, usable spiral notebooks and binders). In addition, plastic grocery and dry cleaning bags, and CFL bulbs (no fluorescent tubes) will be collected, as well as tattered American flags and ink jet cartridges.
Additional collections on site: Whole Foods - corks and #5 plastic containers; Environmental Services of Cook County - prescription medications; LionsClub - eyeglasses and hearing aids; Amerigas - propane and Oxygen tanks; Cintas - fire extinguishers; Working Bikes - working and non-working bikes, sewing machines, bike helmets and accessories, non-motorized wheelchairs; Goodwill Textile Recycling - torn or stained clothing for recycling, all shoes, sheets and towels; Animal Care League - collars and leashes.
Green4GoodDistrict 90’s Green4Good Committee is comprised of the Green4Good committees at each school, as well as several District 90 administrators all working toward making District 90 greener. Within each school, Green4Good strives to promote a safe and healthy learning environment; encourage environmental stewardship at school and in the community; and foster a lifelong connection to the natural world for all District 90 students and their families.
Please look for additional announcements about Green4Good’s initiatives on the District 90 Green4Good website.
Green4Good school committee members include Katerina Berin, Tina Ciserella, Keary Cragan, Judy Deogracias, Laura Maychruk, Julie Moller, Renee Sichlau and Liz Ziehl.
|Where||River Forest United Methodist Church 7970 Lake St, River Forest, IL 60305|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 am–1:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About River Forest United Methodist Church
The sanctuary and main part of this historic church were built in 1912 and designed by William Drummond, a protegee of Frank Lloyd Wright. Many of the original elements remain, such as wheat-themed glass windows.
The church offers a variety of educational programs such as Christian education, youth groups and a music program. Volunteer opportunities include the Proviso Food Pantry, West Suburban PADS dinners, CROP Walk and the Des Plaines River Cleanup.
The church is also home to the Mosaic Montessori Academy, offering preschool classes for kids up to age 6 and parent/child classes up to age 2. They also have after-school programs as well as both half and full-day summer programs, including art and tae kwon do camps.