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Village of Orland Park Takes Step toward Environmental Education
The Village of Orland Park along with sponsor BMO Harris Bank will launch TOSS, an environmental outreach program geared toward children, in April.
TOSS, which stands for “Take One Small Step”, aims to inform children ages 9-12 years old about their carbon footprint and recycling. The program consists of a short PowerPoint presentation, followed by a fun craft project.
This program is made possible with the generous donation and sponsorship of BMO Harris Bank. Their Helpful Steps for Parents program teaches children the value of money. In conjunction with TOSS, the programs will allow kids to use the money they save from recycling to contribute to their savings account.
Once TOSS is launched, it will be taken to Scout groups as well as environmental clubs. The Smart Living team will be available to come out and present to any group that would like educate children on the environment in an entertaining and engaging way.
To schedule the Smart Living team for your group, please contact Donna Kargol at 708-403-6258 or email@example.com.
More About Frederick T. Owens Village Hall
Orland Park's village hall is a striking 42,000 square foot structure that serves many functions for the community. Named after former Orland Park Mayor Frederick Owens, the building includes municipal offices for the mayor, village manager, board trustees, village clerk, development services, human resources, parks, finance and other departments.
The village hall, overlooking a pond at the north end, is used both as a meeting place for village boards and committees, and also as space for the local Illinois Secretary of State's office. The U.S. Veterans Administration also holds an office within the building, as does the Southwest Conference of Mayors.
Located slightly to the west of the village's center off Ravinia Avenue, the complex also includes a built in outdoor amphitheater used for performances. The Veterans Memorial placed south of the building is a steel sculpture titled "Ara Pacis," meaning "altar of peace." The sculpture was built by renowned sculptor Virginio Ferrari. The village hall connects by walkways to the Franklin Loebe Recreation Center and the William R. Vogel Civic Center.