The Urbana Park District is leading the community in environmental stewardship!
Environmental issues are important to the Urbana Park District. The District is a leader in developing and implementing programs and practices that demonstrate and teach the value and importance of responsible environmental policies and practices. The inter-departmental "Green Team" committee implements and oversees environmental initiatives district-wide.
The Urbana Park District follows these environmentally responsible practices:
- Provide environmental education and interpretation opportunities for the public.
- Promote preservation, restoration management and stewardship of open spaces, nature preserves, waters, greenways and trails.
- Conserve and protect water and soil, enhance air quality, limit the production and release of damaging pollutants, and protect plants and wildlife.
- Conserve energy resources and utilize alternative energy technologies when possible.
- Re-use or recycle natural materials and manufactured products whenever possible; cooperate with local government and community groups to support recycling efforts.
- Purchase and use environmentally safe and sensitive products whenever possible.