Turning Point is thrilled to be participating in the new “Clean Green Skokie” program! We applaud the Village of Skokie for this community adopt-a-street effort and we have enthusiastically signed on to adopt a portion of Skokie Boulevard and organize clean-up efforts throughout the year.
On November 11th, members of the Turning Point staff and board and their kids and families gathered to spend a Sunday morning participating in our first community clean-up day … and we had a wonderful time!
Families worked together in teams to tackle sidewalk and property clean-up, garden tending and lawn raking. Teams brought their collection bags back to then be sorted into garbage, recycling, and lawn waste. Information about recycling was displayed at the event check-in and kids were also given a scavenger hunt game where they searched for a variety of items outdoors, and identified which were recyclable. Whether picking up garbage along the street and parking lot, or working in our garden, or raking leaves from the property, all of the volunteers had an enjoyable and productive morning.
With this project, we were happy to raise enthusiasm about community volunteerism, educate kids and adults about recycling efforts and environmental stewardship, and support our community by participating in the local adopt a street program. We have also submitted this project for inclusion in the Disney Points of Light program.
The Turning Point team is very much looking forward to our next community clean-up day in the spring!