Go Green Itasca
The Village of Itasca is committed to helping those who live and work in Itasca to create and maintain a healthy environment. The word “green” has become synonymous with nature, health, and environmentalism. You’ve probably noticed that green is everywhere these days--in the news, politics, fashion, and even technology. All this information is great, but with so many messages and ideas coming at us from all sides; it can be easy to get caught up in what to do (switching to organic foods, turning down the thermostat, recycling, etc.) without understanding the big picture of how it is helping the environment. Some people feel overwhelmed by all the green information that is out there.
While there are a lot of options, it is simple to begin making a positive impact. The truth is that every single thing we do every day has an impact on the planet -- good or bad. The good news is that as an individual, you have the power to control most of your choices and therefore, the impact you create: from where you live, to what you buy, eat, and use to light your home, to where and how you vacation, shop or vote; you have global impact. For example, did you know that 25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from flora (vegitation) that comes from the Amazon Rainforest? And that less than one percent of these tropical trees and plants have been tested by scientists? These numbers suggest that we all have a large (and growing) personal stake in the health and vitality of the environment far and near. But embracing a greener lifestyle isn't just about helping to preserve the rain forests, we want you to think globally and act locally. Going green locally means improving your health, increasing your bank account, and ultimately, improving your overall quality of life. All that and you can save furry animals, too?
With this webpage, we will be providing you with a wide range of environmental tips, ideas and activities that will help you cut through the ‘Green’ jungle. Environmental issues cover a wide number of topics and can be adopted by everyone, regardless of lifestyle. Through these “e-tips”, you will be able to make changes in your home and habits that will improve your quality of life and hopefully save you some money as well.
For a comprehensive listing of Recycling opportunities in DuPage County, please download the DuPage County Recycling Guide at: http://www.dupageco.org/recycling/
Other local Itasca drop-off options include:
Newspaper, Magazines, Office Paper, Mail: Saint Peter the Apostle Church Paper Recycling dumpster, located just west of the School, 524 N. Rush Street.
Resurrection Resale Shop: Located at the First Presbyterian Church of Itasca. Please use the parking lot off of the 300 block of Linden Street. The Shop accepts gently used household items, jewelry, women’s/men’s/children’s/infant clothing, coats, shoes, purses, books and toys. The Shop is open two “seasons” each year:
Spring (mid-April through the end of June), and
Fall (mid-September through mid-December).
Shop hours are: Friday and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, and Sunday 12:00 – 1:30 pm.
If you have questions or ideas that you would like to see addressed on this website, please email us..