Celebrate Earth Week Naperville April 22-29
Naperville, Ill. — The Naperville community is invited to celebrate Earth Week Naperville 2017 beginning with Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 and continuing through Saturday, April 29 with special events and programs focused on sustaining and protecting the environment.
Earth Week Naperville is a joint effort among several groups including the following:
City of Naperville
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Indian Prairie School District 204
Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation
Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Naperville Park District
Naperville Community Unit School District 203
North Central College
The Conservation Foundation
The Morton Arboretum
Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America
In years past, organizations throughout Naperville have independently hosted a variety of Earth Day events for citizens to take part in and enjoy. This year, however, Lynnette Hoole, volunteer manager for the Naperville Park District, had the idea to expand the celebration into a week-long, community-wide Earth Week event.
“We are asking businesses, schools, organizations and individuals to share events and projects they are hosting that highlight their support of the environment,” Hoole said. “We would like Earth Week to become an annual event that is the kick-off to spring and showcases all of the wonderful environmentally-friendly activities that Naperville has to offer.”
“The City is a proud partner in the inaugural Earth Week Naperville celebration,” Amy Emery, TED Strategic Projects Supervisor, said. “Our residents and businesses have such a strong sense of community stewardship and volunteerism. We have no doubt this event will be a great success that benefits our environment in countless ways and inspires sustainable actions for the whole year.”
Special events and volunteer projects planned to date are listed on the Earth Week web page at www.napervilleparks.org/earthweek and so far include the City of Naperville’s annual Arbor Day Tree Sale on April 29, as well as a number of litter picking, mulching and storm drain stencilling projects. Organizations that are hosting special events or proposing new volunteer projects may visit the website to sign up as volunteers or add their event or project. For more information, contact Hoole at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 848-3606.
NCHS Science students volunteer at Sportsman’s prairie, spring 2015.
Hi-res photo available here