Sustainable Living

The River Forest Sustainability Commission has designed this Guide to Sustainable Living to help you, our residents, find different ways to fit elements of sustainable living into your busy lives. There are lots of ways to do it, and you don’t have to do them all at once!

Green Dates and Deadlines

  • Finished Compost Delivery for Curbside Composting Subscribers: Currently Underway

  • Sign up for Household Hazardous Waste Collection by May 31st

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  • Switch to Renewable Resource

  • Reduce Energy Usage

  • Electrify

  • Village Initiatives

How to Waste Less

  • Compost

  • Reduce/Reuse

  • Recycle

How to 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

How to 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