Sustainable Living

The River Forest Sustainability Commission's purpose is to enhance the quality of life of its residents through the study and promotion of sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and protect the environment. The Mission and Organization of the Village Sustainability Commission can be found here. More information on the Commission can be found here

Green Dates and Deadlines

  • Forest Preserve Litter Clean Up Day, Saturday, July 20th
  • The next Repair Cafe is on Saturday, August 3rd.
  • Upcoming events for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the Trailside Museum.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  • Switch to Renewable Resource
  • Reduce Energy Usage
  • Electrify
  • Village Initiatives

Waste Less

  • Compost
  • Reduce/Reuse
  • Recycle

Create a Green Ecosystem

  • Grow a Natural Lawn
  • Plant a Native Garden
  • Get certified as a Wildlife Habitat
  • Leave the Leaves
  • Take care of River Forest Trees

Conserve and Manage Water

  • Water Saving Resources
  • Check for Leaks
  • Manage Rainwater 
  • Village Initiatives

River Forest And Regional Goals

  • Sustainability Commission Strategic Plan
  • River Forest Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory
  • Regional Goals
  • Village Certifications