6/5/09

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Chicago Conservation Corp




Join the Chicago Conservation Corp and help make Chicago "the Greenest City in the Nation"

Our mission is to recruit, train and support a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through various environmental service projects, we can all help to protect our water, clean our air, restore our land and save energy!

Each year our team is looking for volunteers to help pick littered plastic bottles from the city's parks, beaches, and place them in blue recycling bags, so they may be recycled by the City of Chicago. By doing so, we are eliminating trash, which has a negative effect on the environment and on our quality of life. Our team has collected plastic water bottles in the thousands, along with plastic soda pop bottles discarded all around North Ave Beach for the past two years during the Chicago Air and Water Show. We provide t-shirts and gloves to the team, and we also ask people to please put their trash into the blue recycling bins.

Recycling is one of the easiest things we can do to protect our environment. The majority of Americans think recycling is the right thing to do, and as depicted above at one of our sorting centers, Chicago is committed to doing the right thing. By recycling, we turn trash into reusable materials, we help create jobs in Illinois and we conserve natural resources.

Bottled water is the nation's fastest growing beverage - over alcohol, juices, and soft drinks. Per capital consumption has more than doubled over the last decade, from 10.5 gallons in 1993 to 22.6 in 2003, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. The growth has been even more impressive in terms of water bottles sold: from 3.3 billion in 1997 to 15 billion in 2002.

We need volunteers for the 2009 Chicago Air and Water Show. It will be held in the North Avenue Beach, August 2009.

With your help, we can make a difference by nurturing our city, conserving our natural resources and protecting the environment!

For more information please email inquiries: mgracedesigns@sbcglobal.net

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