For a sponsorship invitation packet please contact
Executive Director Lori Gummow
815-637-1343 or email@example.com
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
Since 1988, we have annually diverted more than 25,000 used fresh-cut Christmas Trees from our local landfills. The trees are chipped into valuable pine mulch, made available free for home landscaping, returning nutrients to the earth.
|City of Loves Park||City of Rockford|
|23 WIFR Gray Television, Inc., Comcast||Harlem Township|
|Lincoln Rent-All||Mid-West Family Broadcasting|
|The Rock River Times||Rockford Park District|
|Trans Environmental Ltd.||Valley View Farms|
|Village of Cherry Valley||Village of Machesney Park|
|Village of Rockton||Village of Roscoe|
|Williams Tree Farm||Winnebago County Forest Preserve|
More than 90 programs and presentations were provided to over 2,200 area school children teaching them about proper environmental stewardship; making them the leaders of tomorrow with programs that meet the State of Illinois Standards for Education.
|Greenlee, A Textron Company||Concentric AB|
|BYGONES Farm||Members Alliance Credit Union|
|Woodward||Kiwanis Charities of Rockford|
|Dupot Industrial Biosciences||J.L. Clark Co. / CLARCOR Foundation|
METALS & ELECTRONICS DRIVES
More than 181,000 pounds of scrap metal was collected during 2014 Metals Drives; more than 1.5 Million pounds has been recycled since the first such drive in . Over 570 volunteer hours were donated to sort washers and dryers for recycling. Almost 50 refrigerators and freezers and hundreds of computer monitors were recycled.
|23 WIFR Gray Television Inc.||Behr Iron & Metal|
|By the Dozen Bakery||Coca-Cola of Rockford|
|Jimmy John’s||Mary’s Market|
|Mid-West Family Broadcasting||Port-A-John of Roscoe|
|Ringland-Johnson Construction Co||The Rock River Times|
|Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department|
More than 70 pounds of clothing and soft goods were collected and redistributed or remanufactured into recycled fiberfill materials in 2015 as a result of the Spring, Summer and Fall Clothing Drives, pickup of rummage from church sales, and drop-offs at Rockford and Roscoe Recycle Centers. Since the launch of this program in 1999, more than 3.6 million pounds of clothing has been diverted to reuse.
|23 WIFR, Gray Television Inc.||Advanced Waste Services|
|Belvidere Township||Coca-Cola of Rockford|
|Debbie Carlson Realty||Greenlee, A Textron Company|
|Mid-City Office Products||Mid-West Family Broadcasting|
|The Rock River Times||Rogers Brothers Galvanizing|
|Schnucks Markets, Inc.
ServPro of Rockford
|Two Men & A Truck|
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful now operates two volunteer-staffed centers for recycling household items from clothing to food and beverage cans to corrugated cardboard. The newest (since 2013) location is at 4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford off South Alpine; the center in Roscoe at 13125 North 2nd Street (east of IL 251 and north of McCurry Road) is the permanent home of an effort . Rockford is open Tuesday afternoons 2-5 p.m.; both locations are open every Saturday morning from 9am to Noon. More than 22 tons of recyclables are diverted every month from local landfills. These centers provide a vital recycling service to those without curbside pickup such as county residents and people living in condos and apartments.
Greenlee, A Textron Company MembersAlliance Credit Union
Rockford Green Team (UTC Aerospace Systems employees) Specialty Screw Corp.
and funding from Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Illinois Recycling Grants Program.
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP™
Spring 2015 cleanup projects involved 5,416 hours of volunteer time given by more than 1,330 local volunteers taking pride in their community while cleaning up and beautifying their neighborhoods. Together they cleaned up over 330 miles of roads and streets throughout Winnebago and Boone Counties.
|SwedishAmerican Medical Foundation||Mid-West Family Broadcasting|
|Belvidere Township||RK Dixon|
|Winnebago County Highway Dept.||Rock Valley Culligan|
|Winnebago County Sheriff||City of Rockford|
|General Mills||McDonald’s Restaurants|
|Johnny PamCakes Restaurant||Don Carter Lanes|
|23 WIFR Gray Television, Inc.||Starbucks Coffee|
|Burger King||The Rock River Times|
MEDICATION COLLECTION DRIVE
This unique program was conducted on June 14, 2008 for the first time in Northern Illinois. With the cooperation of many community organizations, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful was able to organize a first-of-its-kind program in this area to collect unused and unwanted medications from throughout the community and dispose of them properly and safely.
|OSF/St. Anthony Medical Center Department of Pharmacy||Rockford Health System|
|Illinois Environmental Protection Agency||Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department|
|Winnebago County Health Department||Greenlee, A Textron Company|
|SwedishAmerican Health System||23 WIFR Gray Television|
|Rock River Water Reclamation||Ringland-Johnson Construction|
|Port-A-John of Roscoe||The Rock River Times|
|Mid-West Family Broadcasting|
|Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant||Illinois American Water|
|City of South Beloit||North Park Public Water|
|DiTullio’s Italian Market||Jimmy John’s|
EARTH DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON
Annually recognizing the contributions made by many different sections of our Stateline community, Earth Day Awards may celebrate the community service of a business, individual or youth. Keynote speakers are widely recognized for their contributions to society and the environment. In April 2015 author Richard Louv, journalist and author of eight books, spoke about his key subjects: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age. The 2014 event featured an interview format with noted environmental activist and Chicago native Daryl Hannah — producer, writer, actor.
|23 WIFR Gray Television, Inc.||A+ Printing|
|Anderson Gardens / John & Linda Anderson||Balsley Printing|
|Behr Iron & Metal||Event Floral|
|Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center||Mid-West Family Broadcasting|
|The Rock River Times||Rockford Register Star|