The Committee makes recommendations to the Village Board on matters pertaining to the environmental and ecological welfare of the residents of Schaumburg and collects and distributes educational information relative to the environment through local media, schools and public events. The Committee sponsors several environmental events such as an annual Earth Day celebration and other programs that encourage the public to develop environmentally sustainable measures.
The Environmental Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Village Board.
Say no to paper plates
Paper plates and cups are certainly less eco-friendly than “real” tableware, though many people use them when dining on the patio rather than risk breaking their good dishes. A more eco-friendly alternative is to find dishes at a garage sale or resale shop that are inexpensive but attractive – even if you have to mix a variety of complimentary patterns or colors to create a full set. Your guests will have the pleasure of eating off of plates that will not blow away, soak through, or bend; and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you will not be adding to landfills by using paper items unnecessarily.