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12 ways to sustainable holidays in Oak Park and River Forest

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas, unlike the ones I’ve ever known. So on “Black Friday” I stayed in and started sifting through piles of household clutter — old bikes, books, clothing, outdated cellphones and extra shoes. The overall concept this year was to push forward reusable discards to charitable organizations that would recycle our “stuff” so individuals in need could use them. We also wanted to find a few alternative ways to share ourselves with others.