WHO ARE WE?
The Streamwood Park District Litter League is a volunteer program made up of residents, staff, and community partners that promote conservation in the Streamwood community.
WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
We hope to empower our neighbors and friends to help pick up litter and trash in and around Streamwood, while also educating on important environmental topics like recycling, plastic use, composting, and keeping our waterways and oceans clean and healthy!
Share your impact on the Streamwood Community on social media and tag us with #SPDLitterLeague
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION DAY
We attended Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison’s Environmental Education Day held at Rahlf’s Woods on September 26 and debuted the Litter League.
Attendees were educated on the harm plastics can have in our oceans and waterways, and the importance of reducing our plastic footprint.
50 FREE litter pickers were handed out to attendees, encouraging them to pick up any litter they see while in and around Streamwood to prevent litter from ending up along US roads waterways.
DID YOU KNOW???
- The average American produces 4.5 pounds of waste every day.
- Every year, about 8,000,000 tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean.
- 20% of landfill waste is plastic
- In 2020, nearly 50,000,000,000 pieces of litter were found along US roads and waterways.
- Most plastics take at least 400 years to break down.
Sources: National Geographic, National Parks Service, Keep America Beautiful, Environmental Protection Agency
WHAT’S NEXT FOR LITTER LEAGUE?
- More events to attend and host
- Roll out of our free litter picker program
- Introduction of our official logo
- T-shirts, stickers, reusable bottles, and more to be designed!
JOIN US FOR PARK PRIDE DAY
Join us for Park Pride Day where we clean up our parks for summer by planting flowers and picking up litter!
STREAMWOOD PARK DISTRICT LITTER LEAGUE
inspired by the City of Elgin Litter League.