Oak Park Climate Action Network

Encourages local communication, education and advocacy on issues focused on combatting climate change. Oak Park Climate Action Network urges community members to create a climate action plan and participate in community-wide and personal sustainable practices. 

(708) 653-0766

Interfaith Green Network

A faith-based organization devoted to protecting the earth by providing practical sustainable practices through education and community action.


One Earth Collective

People of all backgrounds express their creativity by educating and empowering change on sustainability and social justice issues. To achieve its goals, One Earth Collective combines three environmental programs: One Earth Film Festival, One Earth Local and One Earth Youth Voices.

(708) 824-6201

OPRF Environmental Club

Students have the opportunity to hone their green skills at OPRF’s Environmental Club with fundraisers, meetings with experts and discussions based on recent legislation. 

Instagram: @oprfhs_enviro
Environmental Club Sponsor: Cindy Wong — cwong@oprfhs.org

It’s Our Future

Just as the name suggests— It’s Our Future teaches the value of effective climate solutions to future generations. Youth gain the ability to promote sustainable practices and connect with various sustainability organizations within their community.

Program Consultant: Rachel Rosner — iof@sevengenerationsahead.org 

West Cook Wild Ones

So many of the decisions we make can impact our environment — even our landscaping ones. West Cook Wild Ones provides landscape direction tailored to its local ecosystem by educating and advocating for the “preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.” 



Seven Generations Ahead

In seven generations, will we be proud of how our actions impacted the earth? Seven Generations Ahead works with local government and private sector leaders to prioritize the education and implementation of sustainable solutions to make sure we are. 

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Energy and Environment Commission, Village of Oak Park

Through education, collaboration, and implementation, Oak Park’s Energy and Environment Commission promotes energy conservation, energy efficiency, recycling and effective solid waste management.


Sustainability Commission, Village of River Forest

River Forest’s Sustainability Commission promotes the protection of public health, the environment and natural resources by collecting data regarding sustainability, alerting the board of trustees of possible issues and suggesting policy changes.


Austin Green Team

A beautiful and sustainable community greatly improves the quality of life for its members. Austin Green Team and volunteers are committed to achieving just that by providing Austin with community gardens and greenhouses.


(312) 238-8992

League of Women Voters 

Non-partisan political organization for women voters dedicated to discussing and raising awareness, including sustainable practices and programs across Oak Park and River Forest.


(708) 342-0803

Park District of Oak Park sustainability committee

Winner of the “Best of the Best Award in Green Practices,” Oak Park’s park district is certainly keen on being green. Installations of solar panels and rain gardens, preservation of natural resources and education are just a fraction of the district’s work to implement sustainable practices.


Compiled by Kate Hesterman

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