Green Initiatives<br />Lombard Park District<br />September 2011<br />
Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Green Facility Practices<br />Eco-friendly florescent light b...
Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Recycling Bins<br />Recycling bins are visible, well-marked, ...
Paper Conservation<br />We continue to promote online registration<br />Activity Guide is printed on 30% recycled paper wi...
Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Green Initiatives in the Parks<br />No mow areas to preserve ...
AdditionalGreen Initiatives in the Parks<br />Planting of drought tolerant native plants<br />Interpretive Trail<br />prom...
Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Less Harmful Chemicals<br />Low impact snow melt products red...
Cleaning Supplies & Products<br />Purchases are encouraged to be recycled or environmentally friendly products<br />Paper<...
Green Construction Practices<br />Windbreaker / buffer tree lines are planted around facilities to prevent wind erosion<br...
EVENT:Battery Recycling DriveJuly 20, 2011<br />Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />We collected:...
Holiday Lights Recycling Drive12/3/2011-1/30/12<br />Drop off holiday lights that no longer work at our Holiday Walk or at...
Thank you!<br />The Lombard Park District will continue to implement green initiatives!<br />
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The Lombard Park District earned its Earth flag from the organization SCARCE after implementing green initiatives.

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Earning our Green Flag

  1. 1. Green Initiatives<br />Lombard Park District<br />September 2011<br />
  2. 2. Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Green Facility Practices<br />Eco-friendly florescent light bulbs used in all facilities<br />Hand dryers instead of paper towels<br />Low flow sinks installed in washrooms<br />
  3. 3. Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Recycling Bins<br />Recycling bins are visible, well-marked, and easy to locate for both staff and patrons<br />Working towards pairing recycling & garbage cans in our parks<br />Battery & florescent light recycling bins at maintenance facility<br />
  4. 4. Paper Conservation<br />We continue to promote online registration<br />Activity Guide is printed on 30% recycled paper with soy based ink<br />Less printing and more electronic communication is encouraged <br />Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />
  5. 5. Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Green Initiatives in the Parks<br />No mow areas to preserve wildlife habitats & native vegetation (Sunset Knoll, Broadview Slough, & Westmore Woods)<br />Bank stabilization & erosion control incorporated in the building of retention ponds & open areas<br />
  6. 6. AdditionalGreen Initiatives in the Parks<br />Planting of drought tolerant native plants<br />Interpretive Trail<br />promote & educate patrons on native wildlife <br />encourage the enjoyment of nature<br />Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />
  7. 7. Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />Less Harmful Chemicals<br />Low impact snow melt products reduces harmful chemicals<br />Beet juice & calcium magnesium acetate<br />Reduced the use of fertilizers & pesticides<br />Single application products<br />Utilization of drought & disease resistant native plant species<br />
  8. 8. Cleaning Supplies & Products<br />Purchases are encouraged to be recycled or environmentally friendly products<br />Paper<br />Light bulbs<br />Cleaning supplies<br />Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />
  9. 9. Green Construction Practices<br />Windbreaker / buffer tree lines are planted around facilities to prevent wind erosion<br />Trees are planted to provide shade<br />Reduce cooling costs<br />Reduce heat on paved paths<br />Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />
  10. 10. EVENT:Battery Recycling DriveJuly 20, 2011<br />Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />We collected:<br />387 pounds of alkaline batteries<br />146 pounds of secondary batteries<br />In partnership with Batteries Plus, Glen Ellyn <br />
  11. 11. Holiday Lights Recycling Drive12/3/2011-1/30/12<br />Drop off holiday lights that no longer work at our Holiday Walk or at Sunset Knoll! <br />Working together to create a<br /> greener environment.<br />
  12. 12. Thank you!<br />The Lombard Park District will continue to implement green initiatives!<br />

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