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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Applications Now Available for AmeriCorps Greenest Region Corps!

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE GREENEST REGION CORPS FELLOW OF PARK FOREST!

The Greenest Region Corps is a partnership between the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and AmeriCorps to find enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select gro...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Book Drive Going On Now!

The Village of Park Forest is having a book drive to support it's FREE Pop-Up Bookstore. Please place your used books in the Village Lobby for collection and sorting by the Sustainability Staff Members.

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

FREE Pop-Up Bookstore

Come to get some FREE used books during Recycle Fest on July 27th from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and during Main Street Nights on July 31st from 5 pm - 8 pm and August 7th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

FREE Pop-Up Bookstore Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Park Forest Growing Green Recycle Fest July 27th!

Park Forest's annual recycle event allows residents to recycle televisions (for a fee), document shredding, eyeglasses, books, and much more. See flyer for full details.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2019, April 13 - April 22

The Park Forest Environment Commission celebrates Earth Week with the following events: 

April 9 - 30

Recycled Art ExhibitionTuesdays from 10 - 3, Wednesdays from 12 - 4, Fridays from 1:30 - 4, and Saturdays from 1 - 4Being held in conjunction with...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Village adopts new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

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Park Forest is taking action to prepare the community for the future impacts of climate change.Park Forest board members Monday night unanimously approved a Climate Action and Resilience Plan.The new plan builds on Park Forest’s Sustainability Plan adopte...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2018, April 14-22

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April 14

Gardening Series: Basic Beginning Gardening 2: What’s the difference between annual/perennial, or raised bed vs.digging in the ground? Also basic tools. 10:30 a.m.Wetland Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

Opening of the Earth Week Rec...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Gardening series continues Aug. 12

The Saturday Morning Gardening Series continues Aug. 12 with a session on heirlooms: plants, vegetables, and herbs that have stood the test of time. The session begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Wetlands Discovery Center located inside the Park Forest Aqua Cente...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

May 6 recycle events available to Park Forest residents

Two upcoming events offer an opportunity to Park Forest residents looking to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics. See below for full details on each. 

Will County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Drop-Off Event On Sat...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Deadline for residents to order free rain barrels, Dec. 19

Since Park Forest first alerted residents several months ago to an opportunity to order free rain barrels, close to 350 have placed orders. For residents who have not placed orders but are interested in taking advantage of this free rain barrel program, s...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Final gardening course of the year, Oct. 22

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The Saturday Morning Gardening Series presented by the Park Forest Environment Commission concludes for the season on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Have you ever bought seeds with every intention of planting them and never getting around to it? Have you suffered...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Free one-day gardening course on canning, Sept. 17

The Saturday Morning Gardening Series presented by the Park Forest Environment Commission continues on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a presentation on canning.

Now that you have worked so hard in the garden, the rewards are overflowing your pantry and coun...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Free rain barrels available to Park Forest residents in Cook County

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Free rain barrels are available to Village residents in the Cook County section of Park Forest through the end of 2016. The rain barrel program is a cooperative effort by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and the Village of P...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Growing Green Recycle Fest, July 30

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The Growing Green Recycle Fest, an event for the disposal of televisions, household batteries, used shoes, used eyeglasses, document destruction, and more, is scheduled for Saturday, July 30.

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Free one-day gardening course on container gardening secrets, June 25

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The Saturday Morning Gardening Series presented by the Park Forest Environment Commission continues on Saturday, June 25, with a presentation on container gardening secrets.

Whether you live in an apartment, condo, town home, or a single-family home, ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Park Forest’s policy for safer, more convenient streets named among the nation’s best

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In 2015, Park Forest, IL made a formal commitment to safer streets that work for everyone by passing a Complete Streets policy. Now, this policy has been named one of the best in the nation from last year.

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015, an...Read on...

View winning policies, evaluation criteria & more Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event, April 16

Household Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event in Frankfort
April 16 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open to Will County Residents Only

Lincoln-Way East High School Parking Lot201 Colorado Avenue
Frankfort, IL, 60423-1333815-727-8834

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Final gardening lecture of season, Oct. 17

Park Forest’s final lecture of the 2015 gardening series happens tomorrow, October 17, with a session on the basics of composting. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.

The free lecture s...Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Document destruction event, Sept. 12

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The Village of Park Forest will hold a document destruction event on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in DownTown Park Forest at the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive. The event is free and limited to Park Forest residents only. ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Gardening lecture on backyard fruits, August 15

Park Forest’s gardening lecture series continues on Saturday, August 15 with a session on backyard fruits. Dr. James Theuri from the University of Illinois will teach attendees how to successfully raise different fruit varieties in your own backyard.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Learn to recycle paints at Farmers' Market, July 25

Learn how to recycle water based/latex paint at the Park Forest Farmers' Market, Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The Park Forest Farmers' Market is located at 271 W. Lakewood Blvd., just across from the Park Forest Police Department.Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Park Forest lands 3-STAR Community Rating for sustainable practices

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The Village of Park Forest is pleased to announce its new 3-STAR Community Rating for leadership in sustainable practices by STAR Community Rating System (STAR).

The STAR Community Rating System is a robust sustainability rating system for cities, t...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

Recycling tour Earth Day celebration, April 22

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The Park Forest Environment Commission invites you to see what happens to your recycled items after they leave the curb. View the recycling process at Homewood Star Disposals state-of-the-art sorting and processing facility in Homewood.

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Village adopts complete streets policy

The Park Forest Board of Trustees adopted the Park Forest Complete Streets Policy on March 23, taking another step toward more sustainable practices.

The Complete Streets movement aims to develop integrated, connected networks of streets that are safe...Read on...

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Posted on: January 2, 2015

Christmas tree disposal at the Aqua Center

If you're looking to dispose of your Christmas tree, the Park Forest Aqua Center is a drop-off site, now through Jan. 31.

The north side of the parking lot of the Aqua Center is sectioned off where residents should look to drop their trees.

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Village adopts Bike & Pedestrian Plan

The Park Forest Board of Trustees adopted the proposed Park Forest Bike & Pedestrian Plan at the Dec. 8 Village Board meeting.

A Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Local Technical Assistance grant application was written and awarded f...Read on...

View the Park Forest Bike & Pedestrian Plan! Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: December 1, 2014

Cook County to hold Long Range Transportation Plan open houses

Nine months into the development of Cook County’s first Long Range Transportation Plan in 70 years, the County is hosting several open houses seeking resident and business input on transportation priorities and potential long-range scenarios. Cook County ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Public Open House for Park Forest Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, Nov. 19

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On Wednesday, November 19, the Village of Park Forest will host a public open house for its draft bicycle and pedestrian plan at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street in DownTown Park Forest, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The draft plan will guide the Village's deci...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Final gardening lecture for season, Saturday, Oct. 18

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The Sustainability Saturday Gardening Series concludes for the season on Saturday, October 18, with a presentation on caring for hand tools.

Bring a hand tool, learn how to sharpen and clean them like a pro.

The lecture begins at 9:30 a.m. at Park...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

Park Forest sustainability plan to be featured at Sept. 25 conference

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Did you know…

That Park Forest was ahead of its time? As a planned community built in the 1950s and 60s, Park Forest was conceived of as an early model for smart growth (decades before the term “smart growth” was popularized). The Village was specific...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

Free lecture on herbs, August 16

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The Sustainability Saturday Gardening Series continues Saturday, August 16, when Pam Bassu presents a lecture on herbs.

Throughout human history, herbs have been used as flavorings, medicines, decorations, scents, and protective garden plants. Herbs de...Read on...

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