Palatine Cool Cities is a group of volunteers who reside in Palatine working on environmental education and advocacy to help live in ways that are more environmentally sustainable within the home and community. We aim to increase awareness of environmental issues and help residents find ways to take better care of our planet through educational events at the local library and at the Palatine Farmers Market. We collaborate with other organizations like the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), Coalition for Plastic Reduction, Northwest Suburban Organization for Action (NWSOFA), Go Green Illinois, and Fremd Green Team to help with education and advocacy. Topics our invited speakers have covered include:
sustainable living and gift giving
We advocate for broader environmental solutions at the municipal and state levels. Our team presented support for a textile recycling program in Palatine to the Village Board. Our members have met with their district representatives to discuss ways Palatine can become ‘greener’. Members also met with their local state representative to request support of the polystyrene foodware ban which has now passed in the House and is going to the Senate floor.
May 13, 2023
Palatine Cool Cities at the Palatine Farmers Market
Learn more about composting at the PCC tent at the May 13 Farmers Market. Please visit us!
May 20, 2023
Park Cleanup with Bike Palatine Club and Palatine Park District
9 am to 11am
Riemer Reservoir Park
745 W. Wood St, Palatine
Sign up HERE by May 13
June 29, 2023
Presentation on Plastics: 7pm at the Palatine Library
Sharon Starr of Sierra Club will discuss the problems with plastics and legislative efforts to reduce plastics.
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