The next Green ProAction Café will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake St., in Oak Park. The Green ProAction Café initiative is a series of three gatherings intended to create opportunities for dialogue and action focused on building a healthy and resilient community.
“The house was packed at our first event back in February. That was thrilling because our goal is to increase the number and diversity of residents engaged in planning and action for long-term sustainability.” said Sally Stovall, one of the event organizers and co-founder of Green Community Connections. “We also hope these ProAction Cafés will increase the connections and collaboration among both new and long-time sustainability advocates.”
Eighty-two residents participated in the first Green ProAction Café on February 10. They filled the Veterans Room at the Oak Park Library with lively conversation as they shared ideas about eight resilience-building initiatives. “You could feel the energy and enthusiasm in the room,” says Dick Alton, another event organizer and co-founder of Green Community Connections. “Attendees came from all areas of our community and represented community sustainability leaders, as well as residents new to the conversation.”