Courtesy Alena Murguia

Nazareth Academy’s Green Committee will sponsor a community-wide recycling day on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Nazareth campus. Working in conjunction with the Village of La Grange Park, the La Grange Park Police Department and a number of student organizations, the Green Committee invites community members to begin gathering recycling materials now.

Items to be collected include “vintage” technology such as outdated computers and cell phones; printers and printer cartridges; household electronics and small appliances; books and videos. Nazareth will collect shoes for people in developing countries on behalf of Soles for Souls as well as clothing for Goodwill. The Lions Club seeks glasses and hearing aids. Paper shredding will also be a major part of this effort. Questions about what items Nazareth is collecting and recycling can be addressed to Mrs. Therese Hawkins, Director of Student Activities, at 708-387-8573.

“All this year, we have been focused on the Congregation of St. Joseph message of ‘Respecting Each Other and All God’s Creation…That All May Be One.’ This event is a great way to put that message into practice for the Nazareth community,” says Deborah Tracy.

The Recycling Event will be the culmination of a week-long focus on the environment. Other activities that week include the annual Environmental Summit for all members of the Senior Class and a “No-Waste Day” in the Dining Hall organized by students in Mrs. DePasquale’s Environmental Science classes.

Nazareth Academy, a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school serving families from 55 communities and over 100 grade schools in Chicago and the western suburbs, established in 1900 and sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, values scholarship, service, spirit, and unity.