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Who We Are

Green Community Connections provides a place to tap into conversations about sustainability issues and to identify concrete steps you can take. We believe change is both necessary and possible and the best way to get there is together. Learn more About Us.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Us


We invite you to continue the One Earth Film Festival fun and celebrate Earth Day with us by watching the award-winning film, “Growing Cities” on Friday, April 22, at Chicago’s official Earth Day celebration in two locations. This 60-minute film is friendly for all ages.

Clarendon Park Community Center (Gymnasium)
4501 N. Clarendon Ave., Chicago
6 p.m. for refreshments
7 p.m. film screening
8:30 p.m. star gazing activity (weather permitting)
Adler Planetarium, Johnson Star Theater
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago

6:30 p.m. for refreshments
7 p.m. film screening
8:30-10 p.m. telescope observing (weather permitting)

Seating is limited. FREE advance registration recommended at this link.

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Oak Park Earth Fest

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Karen’s Garden Provides Space to Grow



On April 2, to mark the beginning of the season, the Oak Park Area Edible Gardening Cooperative will launch a unique community garden project dubbed “Karen’s Garden.” Oak Park resident Allen Green has graciously made his yard available to members of the Cooperative as a shared space for growing food and creating native habitat, at 213 Thomas St., in Oak Park.

The launch event will be an all-day affair and will include:

  • A joy-filled work session to prepare the yard for spring planting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A seed-starting workshop and “swap” of seeds and seedlings, beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Introductions and discussions of plans for the operation of Karen’s Garden for the coming year.

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Big Year Birding Competition


Calling all new and experienced birders! The Big Year Birding Competition, sponsored by the Forest Preserves of Cook County, began March 1, and ends December 31. This is not a competition about stamina or skill, but about getting outside, observing wildlife, and convincing as many friends as possible to get involved.

There are two primary goals:

  1. Join the Thatcher Woods Tanagers Team or create your own team or call your closest preserve to find out about other teams. Whichever teams acquire the most new birders during the year will win prizes.
  2. Observe wildlife at your closest preserve and then enter as many bird species as possible into your preserve’s eBird hotspot. The teams with the most bird species recorded will be rewarded also.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society created eBird in 2002 to collect data on bird counts and distribution. eBird participants will join an international online community of scientists and hobbyists who share their avian observations.

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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors from the One Earth Film Festival.


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