Virtual City Created for Recycling Awareness
The number of Indiana’s cities increased by one when the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) incorporated Enviroville – the state’s greenest and first virtual city.
While Enviroville’s population had stood at just two citizens, Mayor Roscoe Raccoon – the hairy hizzoner — caused the city population to swell at the Indiana State Fair where he recruited Hoosier kids to become Envirovillians.
Mayor Roscoe said, “Like every other city, mine has some environmental challenges, but I’m sure that once I have more citizens, we’ll be making great progress and showing our fellow Hoosiers how easy it is to balance their needs with nature.”
Environmental Ed serves as the city’s green guardian, alerting citizens to challenges and pointing out solutions.
Enviroville is a town like any other you might wander across during a tour of the Hoosier heartland. Except that in Enviroville, citizens are alerted to environmental hazards lurking in your kitchen and backyard, as well as the local gas station, grocery store and school. They’re also shown a way to eliminate or lessen the hazards.
Through Enviroville, children are taught things such as:
To become an Enviroville citizen, visit Enviroville.IN.gov today.