Meet Maureen Woods Hartwig: Park ridge change maker! Maureen was the volunteer energy behind the political sign collection for recycling after the park ridge elections last April
Do you see an important connection with the role you played in the yard sign collection and our future on this planet? Would you like others in our community to know more about your efforts?
The sign recycling signified a small way individuals could help make a difference. Before this project, I hadn't really considered the environmental impact of all these yard signs. It made me think about the ways we can all participate in helping the planet. I feel like recycling is best utilized when it is accessible and simple. Seeing how so many folks came together to make the sign recycling possible, it made me think that it is possible to continue making a difference in many small ways to help our environment.
I would like others to know about this program because I hope awareness can continue to build for future election cycles. It would be great if folks just "knew" to recycle their yard signs after each election. Also, the biggest takeaway for me was how teamwork made the whole recycling program more manageable and transferable to other environmental ideas in our community.
Take a look at what your neighbors are doing for Park Ridge sustainability!