Press Release

Sente Encourages Residents to Go Green for Earth Day


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – In recognition of Earth Day, State Rep Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is encouraging families to incorporate environmentally friendly practices in their daily lives.

“Simple lifestyle changes, like turning off the lights when you leave the room, bringing a reusable water bottle to school or work, or using a reusable bag when shopping can all make a difference,” Sente said. “Through small changes in our daily habits we can help to better preserve our natural resources and protect the planet for generations to come.”

Sente is also promoting recycling through her annual Reuse-A-Shoe drive, which runs through the end of April. All shoes collected will be reused, repurposed, or recycled depending on their condition. Shoes of all sizes, brands, and conditions can be dropped off at Sente’s constituent service office, located at 430 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Lincolnshire from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Each set of shoes should be bound together as a pair by the laces or a rubber band.

“As Vice-Chair of the House Environment Committee, promoting sustainable living and eco-friendly policies in our community are among my top priorities,” Sente said. “In fact, this year I am working to pass House Bill 1429, which would encourage the state to hire vendors who use recycled supplies during the procurement process.”