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Tri County Green Heroes

Tri County Green Heros are the people, neighborhoods, businesses, schools, churches and organizations making a difference in Woodford, Tazewell and Peoria Counties in “Greening our Communities”.


Join the Tri County Green Heroes

Does your organization work to:

  • Increase recycling efforts?
  • Compost food scraps and other materials?
  • Start a Food Recovery Project by donating healthy foods to local food pantries and soup kitchens?
  • Operate “share tables” at your school or business (approved foods/beverages returned and redistributed)?
  • Conduct litter pick up drives in your neighborhood, parks, river, etc.?
  • Piloting water and energy saving initiatives?
  • Create a Wellness Policy for dedicated improvements to health for employees and community you serve?
  • Provide a tobacco free environment for customers and residents?

Tell us about your efforts and be recognized as a Tri County Green Hero!


Recycling Centers

Tazewell County

Peoria County

Woodford County


Become a Tri County Green Hero

Download a Nomination Form


Have questions? 

Contact Shanita Wallace, Tazewell County Health Dept, swallace@tchd.net


Tri-County Green Hero

June 2020

Kenny's Westside Pub

Business has worked to eliminate Styrofoam and almost all single use plastics within their business by utilizing paper cups, straws and carry out bags.  The also use biodegradable cutlery.  When possible, they donate their surplus food to people in need. 




Previous Winners

January 2020 Winner

     Spring Lake School #606 

Troy Galvin, district's building supervisor and chief gardener, works with students and staff to bring healthy foods from their orchard and garden into their cafeteria

February 2020 Winner


Eureka Recycling Program

Dedicated to environmental stewardship through his advocacy and dedicated work in petitioning for the continued success of the Eureka Recycling Program


April 2020 Winner


Embassy Suites

  1. Increase recycling

  2. Compost food scraps and other materials 

  3. Using biodegradable items for the Local Food, Local Places conference

  4. Conduct a Food Recovery Project by donating healthy foods to local food pantries and soup kitchens

  5. Used locally grown produce to increase spending power and reduce transportation emissions






    May 2020 Winner


    Pekin High School

    Conducting  a semester long research and advocacy project through the Illinois Science and Technology Institute Mentoring program examining the use and reduction of Styrofoam waste from your cafeteria.  This assessment concluded not only the environmental savings, but the financial savings to the school.



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