By Sally Stovall
Meet new people, learn about ideas and projects and contribute your suggestions.The Green ProAction Cafe is the first in a series of gatherings intended to increase the number and diversity of residents that are engaged in dialogue and collaborative action focused on building a healthy and resilient community for our children's future. The Green ProAction Café will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, at the Oak Park Main Library at 834 Lake Street, Oak Park.
Residents who are interested in helping to weave a strong fabric for the Oak Park and River Forest communities are encouraged to participate. Please invite your neighborhood groups, block clubs, congregations, school-based groups and neighbors in your apartment complex.
We'll gather at 6:15 p.m. with a light supper, during which you will choose three Dialogue Topics. The program will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. with a brief introduction and the Green ProAction Café dialogues will start at 7 p.m.
The ProAction Café is an interactive, small-group process that moves us from idea, question or project, toward creative action.
For more on dialogue topics that will be explored click here.
• Building a wildlife corridor through OPRF • Crafting a healthy, sustainable food policy • Supporting a clean DesPlaines River with natural lawn care • Advocating for sustainable policies at the local level • Maximizing our forest assets with the designation of Oak Park as an Arboretum • Exploring examples and potential for the local “sharing economy” • Your family’s health & the environment • Promoting action at the federal level to reduce carbon & increase renewable energy
Join the conversation on February 10th and contribute to shaping a healthy and resilient future for our children!
Partnering groups: West Cook Wild Ones, Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, River Forest Sustainability Committee, Interfaith Green Network, Oak Park TreeKeepers’ Historic Oak Propagation Project, The Learning Gardens, Mutual Aid Network, Our Village Life, GoGreen OPRF, Citizens Climate Lobby, Seven Generations Ahead.
The Green ProAction Café is sponsored by Green Community Connections and partially funded by a grant from the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation. More information is available at www.greencommunityconnections.org. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.315.1109.