Cantigny Park, in partnership with the League of Women Voters, invites the public to their next Civic Awareness Series program on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 pm. An expert panel, moderated by Daily Herald environmental reporter Jenny Whidden, will look at plastics from every angle.
Versatility and durability make plastic products and packaging a constant part of our day. But these conveniences cause serious problems for the environment. Our reliance on plastics is hurting the health of our planet and our own health as well.
Panel discussion points will include:
• What is plastic, and why we should care?
• Our waste hauling system and the recovery of certain plastics
• How to reduce and reuse
• Potential Illinois legislation to address plastic pollution
• Jacquelyn Casazza, President and Co-Founder, Go Green Glen Ellyn
• Jen Walling, Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council
• Kay McKeen, Founder and Executive Director, School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE)
• Walter Willis, Executive Director, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
The free presentation will be at the Cantigny Visitors Center and offered online via Zoom. Registration is required for ALL attendees at Cantigny.org. Parking is complimentary for those who register in advance, a savings of $5.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy and does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates. Learn more at my.lwv.org/
About Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation and located in Wheaton, Illinois, is the 500-acre estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and meeting facilities, café, and 100-seat theater. More information is online at Cantigny.org, including hours, directions, and upcoming events.