Kim Miller (pictured above in the dark green tee shirt) has been a volunteer and leader in Park Ridge’s green efforts for several years. She was an integral part of the Mayor’s Sustainability Task Force which developed a Sustainability Plan which was adopted by the City of Park Ridge. The Task Force led to the formation of a permanent Sustainability Commission to further green efforts in the City.
In the last few months, Kim has provided her home as a permanent drop off point for EcoShip Chicago, a new start-up and soon to be non-profit which collects used packing materials such as padded mailer envelopes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, poly bags, and other materials which vary monthly depending on need. EcoShip provides the shipping materials free to small businesses to reuse for the shipping needs, saving the small businesses money as well as keeping the shipping materials out of landfills! Kim has used social media groups for Park Ridge and her neighborhood to spread the word and has had a huge positive response to EcoShip’s efforts within her Maine Park neighborhood as well as Buy Nothing Park Ridge (south).
Kim’s house is regularly a top dropoff location for EcoShip, as we’re able to provide a full SUV-load every 3 to 4 weeks! She is looking forward to continuing to grow EcoShips’s reach for both collections and reuse. Please follow EcoShip Chicago on Facebook and Instagram, and check out their website at https://ecoship.org for up-to-date collection needs, pop up events, and volunteer opportunities (volunteers are always needed to sort the collections and fill orders).
If you have shipping materials to contribute to EcoShip, please contact Kim at 773-294-4072 or firstname.lastname@example.org for drop off instructions and information.
Take a look at what your neighbors are doing for Park Ridge sustainability!