Come to the Green Side

February 10, 2014, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Awards

Get Recognized for Going Green!green award

The Village of Schaumburg Environmental Committee is accepting applications for the Al Larson Environmental Award through March 24th. Schaumburg residents and businesses can apply.  Categories include energy efficiency, renewable energy, conservation of natural resources, recycling programs, green product use, water conservation, transportation, or outreach and education.

For more information on how to apply, visit the Green Recognition Program in the Green Corner on the village’s website ( and download a residential or non-residential application, or call Martha
Dooley at 847.923.3855.

Honorees are chosen annually. Those previously nominated do not need to re-apply as their applications are kept on file for 2 years.

September 29, 2010, 4:11 pm
Filed under: Awards
On Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010 the Village of Schaumburg awarded the Schaumburg Township District Library the first Al Larson Environmental Award given to non-residences!
This new, quarterly award was given to the library for the wide range of sustainable actions we practice.  The following activities were specifically mentioned green efforts:
–Energy audit and subsequential energy efficient retrofits
–New, energy-efficient computers and the promotion of duplex printing
–Document shredding event
–Collection of batteries, eyeglasses, nail polish, cell phones, shoes and other items
–Our promotion and outreach through educational programs, our e-newsletter and green blog
This award was achieved through alterations and modifications by the library staff, support from the administration and board and, most of all, the many contributions by the public to all of our recycling/collection/environment events!  It was truly a joint effort.  A big thanks to everyone!