The Carol Stream Park District is committed to being environmentally responsible and to helping our community do the same.
Mission – The Carol Stream Park District’s mission statement includes “…be responsible stewards of our community’s resources”.
Policy – The park district board policy includes an environmental policy.
Strategic Plan – Adopting green practices and developing environmental education programs is a key objective in the district’s current strategic plan.
Strategic Plan Objective B 1. “Be Green in the Stream”
a. Improve and quantify the recycling program, internal and external 2009
b. Revive the interdepartmental green Team 2009
c. Identify and work with green partners 2010
d. Develop standards for environmentally-friendly practices 2011
e. Develop green education/environmental programs 2012
The Park District Green Team has taken on the task of making your park district a cleaner, greener organization.
Green Team Activities
May 27 – Green Audit with SCARCE
June 29 – Be Green in the Stream Staff Training
July 2010 – Establish Baseline Data for Green Goal Areas
July 2010 – Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Collection
July 12-19 – Volunteer Project: Storm Drain Stenciling
July 19 – “Watts Down” Project Launch
July 26 – Presentation of Earth Flag
Going Green Can Save us Green!
Gas $ 93,000
Water $ 38,000
Waste $ 22,000
Paper $ 6,000
If we save just 10%, we save over $36,000 every year!