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.
In 2016 Green Community Connections hosted the fifth annual One Earth Film Festival in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Chicago, March 4-6. 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.
In conjunction with the 2016 film festival, Green Community Connections sponsored the fourth 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.
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.
Green Community Connections is what we make it together. Sign up now to stay informed and be involved!
Visit our website: www.greencommunityconnections.org
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Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GCC_Sustain
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Community Connections
c/o Sally Stovall
166 N. Humphrey Ave., #1N
Oak Park, IL 60302