Addison Park District - Green Initiatives
Green UP with us!
Environmental stewardship is a prevailing theme for the Addison Park District. Whether you are looking for opportunities to connect with nature, recycling outlets, educational programs, tips on how to "Green UP" your home or business, the Addison Park District provides valuable resources to the community.
Park Pride 2013 & Recycling Extravaganza
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2013 Park Pride Event & Recycling Extravaganza. Watch snippets of the event on YouTube by clicking HERE to connect to the our new channel: AddisonParkDistrict.
As a result of establishing eco-friendly initiatives, the Addison Park District was recently awarded an EARTH FLAG from SCARCE, a global leader of environmental initiatives. Going green not only makes us better environmental stewards, but it can save green as well. By becoming more energy efficient through lighting retrofits, heating systems upgrades, or building insulation, we can reduce our energy usage and thus our utility costs. By implementing recycling in each facility with our blue recycling containers, we reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfills.
In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Addison Park District gave away tree saplings Tuesday, April 23 – Friday, April 26, 2013, or as long as supplies last, from both Community Rec Center and Centennial Rec Center. Each deciduous sapling will mature into a 30’-60’ tree providing ample shade for your yard, thus saving you energy by cooling your home.
Local environmentalists were invited to participate in the 2013 Park Pride on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. This community event was an opportunity for volunteers to roll up their sleeves and help prepare our parks for the busy summer season. After a morning spent planting flowers, spreading mulch, cleaning up the parks and spending time together as a community, volunteers were invited back to Community Rec. Center for a complimentary lunch. For a printable version of the event flyer, click HERE. For a copy of the registration form click HERE. For more information about this event or to volunteer, contact Geri Estvanik at (630) 233-7275, ext. 2143.