Eco Connections

  • ​Our young adults further their citizenship and environmental literacy via:

    • Recycling NCUSD 203 generated paper waste and donated jewelry into handmade stationary, bookmarks, and lanyards.
    • Recycling fleece scraps to make dog and cat toys.
    • Upcyclying items donated to our program to create new products including framed art prints.
    • Dehydrating organic vegetables to make dog treats.
    • Creating fleece blankets out of fleece that is donated to our program.
    • The Eco Connections Teaching Garden where our students organically and sustainably grow herbs, vegetables, native prairie plants, and participate in Monarch Watch. We are creating Farm to Naperville, a collaborative with area restaurants and chefs, where our garden serves as a produce supplier. Veterans Victory Farm assists in guiding our work.