Environmental Action Team

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 Waste Management
Waste Management is a proud environmental partner of the Buffalo Grove Park District.



Upcoming Meetings and Events

May 27, 2015 Meeting Agenda

Buffalo Creek Clean Water Partnership

Green Fair | June 28


Mission Statement

The Environmental Action Team of Buffalo Grove strives to raise awareness, improve our community’s natural environment and encourage sustainability practices for present and future generations.

Environmental Action Team

Buffalo Grove is in the center of Chicago Wilderness, an area surprisingly rich in diversity and native species.  Would you like to improve our local environment and meet other people with similar interests?

If so, join the Buffalo Grove Park District Environmental Action Team.  As our name implies, we are an action team, and we are looking for new ideas to improve the environment in Buffalo Grove.

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Weiss at environmental@bgpkr.org or 847.224.0965.

History by the Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team (BGEAT)

Winter 2014-15
BGEAT, along with volunteers from the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, processed native seeds collected in the fall which were then planted in Mike Rylko Community Park in February.

Fall 2014
BGEAT assisted in recycling efforts during the BG Days community event and staffed a booth to get the word out about the team.
BGEAT assisted with traffic control at the SWANCC document destruction and electronic recycling event on September 13.
BGEAT hosted a seed collection at Mike Rylko Park on October 18.
BGEAT conducted an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup on Deerfield Parkway on Saturday, October 25.

Summer 2014
BGEAT hosted a third annual Green Fair on June 22 with 20 exhibitors at Mike Rylko Park, including a very successful collection of many items for recycling.

Spring 2014
BGEAT extended the rain barrel sale into the summer and added a rain barrel demonstration to the Green Fair.
BGEAT hosted an Earth Day event on April 22 at the Raupp Museum, featuring the movie “Green Fire” about environmentalist Aldo Leopold.
BGEAT members participated in the Deer Grove East Volunteer Event on April 26.
BGEAT conducted an Adopt-a-Highway Road Cleanup on May 3.

Extended History


Meeting Minutes

April 22, 2015
March 11, 2015

October 9, 2014
August 20, 2014
June 18, 2014
May 6, 2014
March 25, 2014

February 18, 2014 meeting

December 4, 2013 meeting

September 25, 2013 meeting
August 15, 2013 meeting
June 27, 2013 meeting

May 22, 2013 meeting
April 17, 2013 meeting