By Anna Lothson
Downtown Oak Park has partnered with local schools for a new event that will showcase pieces of art that uses recyclable materials.
The event, Re-Create Eco-Art Exhibit, will be displayed from April 1 through April 20. Downtown Oak Park encourages the community to vote for their favorite art piece inside participating businesses. The Re-Create Eco-Art Exhibit winner will be announced at Village of Oak Park's Earth Fest 2013 on Saturday, April 20. Aside from recognition for being green – the winning students will also win a zero-waste pizza party.
To learn more about DTOP's green efforts, visit downtownoakpark.net. Their site includes information about incorporating sustainable event practices, and applying for certification as a green business through Illinois Green Business Association.