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.
From the US EPA
A little bit of history...
In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force environmental issues onto the national agenda. On April 22, 1970, twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and their voices were heard! In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tackle environmental issues through the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
Celebrate 2019 Earth Day by bringing your recyclables to Schaumburg’s Spring Recycling Event taking place on Saturday, April 20th at Boomer Stadium – West Parking Lot from 9 am – 2 pm. Read more about the event.