Our League Environmental Committee, helped by Stephen Morales from the Oak Park Environment and Energy Commission, represented the League on Friday, January 25 at our table at Bite Nite, a Chamber of Commerce Event, where a sold out crowd munched on small offerings from some 50 local restaurants. The League table provided homemade cookies baked by Stephen and his wife. Beverly Graham, Marsha Borders, Marilyn Cantisano, Tara Joyce and Michelle Fitz-Henry talked to restaurant owners and foodies about the importance of using recyclable and compostable straws, utensils and food containers.
On Monday, February 11, Stephen Morales, in his capacity as EEC Commissioner, will make a presentation to the Village Board on the elimination of single use, non-recyclables, non-compostable straws and other plastics, as well as polystyrene containers. All members are invited to attend this Board meeting to show support for this initiative.