Oak Park/River Forest Resilient Communities Forum

On Wednesday, Jan 31 the Oak Park and River Forest area residents are invited to participate in the Resilient Communities Forum. We will hear first-hand how nations and communities are addressing the challenges of climate change, and explore practical ways in which we can make a real impact locally. The event takes place from 6:30-8:30 pm, at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave in Oak Park, IL. The evening begins with refreshments, followed by the program at 7:00 pm.

Cathy Yen, Executive Director of the OPRF Chamber of Commerce, will host the program featuring Village President Catherine Adduci (River Forest) and Mayor Anan Abu Taleb (Oak Park), both of whom participated in the North American Mayors’ Climate Summit in December. The mayors will share their takeaways from the conference and what they mean for us locally. Resident climate experts and sustainability leaders will share the global perspective from the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, as well as updates on regional and local initiatives happening in our communities.

Following the panel discussion, participants can explore action opportunities and resources that can equip and connect us during the year ahead. Interested attendees are asked to RSVP at tinyurl.com/resilientforum.

This event is organized by Green Community Connections, PlanItGreen, the River Forest Sustainability Commission and the Oak Park Environment and Energy Commission with support from Community Works.  Other supporting groups include:  The Interfaith Green Network, West Cook Wild Ones, Representatives of D97 Green Teams and Green4Good.  More details: greencommunityconnections.org.



Susan Dombro 14-12-2017, 10:00

I will attend for Trailside Museum part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Would you be interesting in me providing literature such as maps and program guides? Thank you for putting this together. Sue

Sally Stovall 20-12-2017, 09:23

That will be great, Susan. The Forest Preserves and their great programs are a wonderful resource for our area and this forum will be a good opportunity to share info. Thank you!

Nancy Waichler and Millie Erhardt 19-01-2018, 20:50

We will attend the Forum representing Brookdale Senior Living

Lisa Files 25-01-2018, 14:14

I see you have already registered. We look forward to seeing you there!

Asar Hapi 22-01-2018, 19:35

Please sign me up to attend the forum

Lisa Files 25-01-2018, 14:18

I will sign you up. See you there!

Al D. 31-01-2018, 10:03

Good morning, Sally. I am about to email various TreeKeepers in Oak Park about this event. Can they still sign up, or would you rather I didn’t send this link out to people this morning to sign up?


Al De Reu
TreeKeepers Program Manager

Lisa Files 01-02-2018, 10:15

Sorry we saw this too late. Hope you were able to make it and bring your friends too!

Joan Meister 31-01-2018, 14:31

I am coming as a representative of the Garden Club of OAk Park and River Forest. I have previously registered.

Lisa Files 01-02-2018, 10:16

Hi Joan, So glad you could make it. Hope you enjoyed the event!


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