park ridge's very own, DIRECTOR OF RECYCLING AND EDUCATION FOR SWANCC, Mary allen
Do you see an important connection with the role you play in spreading environmental awareness and our future on this planet?
Park Ridge is one of 23 communities that is part of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), and as the Recycling and Education Director, I have had the privilege of educating and assisting the following groups with waste prevention and recovery initiatives through presentations, grants and programs:
● Chamber of Commerce
● Go Green Park Ridge
● Municipal Staff - Coordinating special material collections (electronics, paper shredding, pharmaceuticals & sharps, fluorescent light bulbs and mercury items)
● Rotary Club
● School District 64
Would you like others in our community to know more about your efforts?
As a resident of Park Ridge, it does my heart good to see that citizens and municipal staff are dedicated to implementing steps to be a more sustainable community. It is important to work together and share our expertise, and “Education empowers us to make changes where needed!”
Information about the Agency’s programs and resources can be found at:
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