Norridge, IL, April 14, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Village of Norridge is pleased to announce the formation of its first-ever Green Committee. The group is comprised of volunteer residents who were appointed by village president, Ron Oppedisano. The Green Committee plans to raise residents’ awareness about current green and environmentally friendly programs the village has in place. In addition, the committee will work to uncover and implement new environmental sustainability efforts in order to help the village and its residents reduce their environmental footprints.
President Oppedisano said, “I reached out to a number of village residents to help form the first-of-its-kind Green Committee for the Village of Norridge. The health of our environment should be something we all share an interest in and I am glad the committee will assist residents in understanding how they can help. Taking care of the environment is also very important to me personally, so I am extremely proud of the committee’s efforts. I look forward to working with them and hope all Norridge residents learn more about protecting our environment and are inspired to act.”
The Green Committee will be part of the Norridge Harwood Heights Little League Opening Day festivities on Sunday, April 15, 2012. They plan to ride in the parade and speak at the opening ceremonies taking place at the Norridge Park District.
Coinciding with Earth Day 2012 this April 22nd, the committee will announce a series of clean-up and recycling events taking place in the Village of Norridge. These events begin on Earth Day. They are:
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 9:00 AM at Norridge Village Hall
Automotive Batteries & Motor Oil Recycling
Monday, April 23, 2012, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Lawrence-Olcott Auto Care
Cellular Phones, Household Batteries, & Ink Cartridge Recycling
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Norridge Village Hall
Gym Shoe Recycling
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Norridge Village Hall
Prescription Drug Disposal
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Estelle Sieb Center
Friday, April 27, 2012, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Norridge Village Hall
Electronics Recycling and Disposal
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Ottawa Ave. Police Garage
“We are pleased to conduct these events to help maintain the beauty and health of the Village of Norridge and its residents. The Green Committee looks forward to not only raising awareness of current programs, but also working to create new programs. We encourage Norridge residents to join us at our Earth Week events and look forward to helping improve the health of our village,” said the Green Committee.
About the Village of Norridge
The Village of Norridge is dynamic and energetic town that is surrounded by the city of Chicago. It was incorporated on December 4, 1948. Its population, based on the 2010 census, is 14,572. The Village operates under the Mayor/Trustee form of government. A Village President, Village Clerk and six Trustees are elected at large to serve four-year terms. In addition, numerous civic-minded individuals compose commissions and boards that assist the Village to meet the needs of the residents. Visit http://www.villageofnorridge.com/.
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