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

  • 2nd AnnualTrash Bash at Miller Meadow Forest Preserve, April 6th
  • The next Repair Cafe is on Saturday, April 6th
  • District 90 Green4Good Bicycle Exchange, April 13th
  • District 90 Green4Good polystyrene foam (styrofam) recycling event, April 20th
  • One Earth Film Festival, April 17th-21st
  • Car Seat Recycling at Target stores, April 17th - 24th
  • Earth Day is April 22nd
  • Arbor Day is April 26th
  • OPRFHS Environmental Club Thrift Store, April 26th & 27th
  • 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