Posted on Apr 03, 2019
Our guest speaker today was Bob Young in his capacity as a member of the Commission

The mission of the commission is to implement practices that promote environmental health throughout the City of Wheaton by advising City staff and officials on policies and programs relating to the environment and sustainability. The Environment Improvement Commission creates, sustains, and supports initiatives that:

  • Collaborate with other commissions on common goals
  • Educate the community about environmental issues
  • Encourage the city to pursue environmental sustainability
  • Facilitate improved recycling rates

Some of the ongoing initiatives coordinated by the EIC include electronics recycling, Prairie Path Clean-up, Native Plant Sale, and Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony.

Much of the discussion with the club members focused on the problems of:

  • disposal of cooking oil in the sewer system,
  • placing single use plastic bags in the recycling bins,
  • disposal of medicines in the trash and in the sewer system, and 
  • the present lack of a means to recycle batteries