About Us

Green Community Connections is a community-based organization founded in the Oak Park and River Forest area that works collaboratively to build a resilient, environmentally sustainable community locally, and to be an environmental leader in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

Our mission is to develop a deeper understanding of natural systems, build community, and inspire change that promotes sustainability at the family, organizational and public policy levels.

Our Initiatives



One Earth Film Festival

In 2018 Green Community Connections hosted the seventh annual One Earth Film Festival in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Chicago, March 2-11.  One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion.  We engage private, public and non-profit sector community partners in the sponsorship and production of the film festival.  The 2016 festival drew 3,400 from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

One Earth…Our Earth! Young Filmmakers ContestYoung Filmmakers Contest

In conjunction with the 2018 film festival, Green Community Connections sponsored the sixth annual Young Filmmakers Contest.  The contest was created with the goal of engaging the youth in the discussion about sustainability issues and getting them thinking about solutions.  Each winning filmmaker received a cash prize and matching grant of equal value to be given to a non-profit organization chosen by the filmmaker.  Winning films were featured at One Earth Film Festival.

Web & Social Media Connections

Green Community Connections’ web site, e-newsletter and social media pages will keep you informed about sustainability initiatives and events in the Oak Park and River Forest area.  We also are a resource for tips and ideas that can make your home and way of life more sustainable.

To stay informed and get connected:

Green Community Connections is what we make it together.  Sign up now to stay informed and be involved!

Visit our website:   www.greencommunityconnections.org

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/GreenCommunityConnections

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GCC_Sustain

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Your donations will be gratefully accepted and put to good use!  Green Community Connections is a tax-exempt organization under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).  Donations made for the work of Green Community Connections are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For questions about donations to Green Community Connections, please contact Sally Stovall at 773-315-1109, or sally@greencommunityconnections.org.

Donations accepted via credit card at this link.

Or make checks payable and send to:

Green Community Connections
c/o Sally Stovall
166 N. Humphrey Ave., #1N
Oak Park, IL 60302


Our Board of Directors:

  • Jim Babcock, Co-founder, Green Community Connections; Core group member, Interfaith Green Network of Oak Park/River Forest. Co-founder of Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition. Sierra Club member for 20 years.
  • Ana Garcia Doyle, Digital Marketing Strategist, Sustainability Consultant,  and Trainer/Public Speaker.
  • Sally Stovall, Co-Founder and Director of Green Community Connections; former Director of Program Development at Illinois Action for Children.
  • Jodi Rosen Wine, Attorney at Law; Former Partner at Nixon Peabody, LLP.