Village of Oak Park

Village of Oak Park Sustainability Page contains lots of events, resources and links to other organizations on the web site.

Resources for Green Blocks

The Green Blocks Initiative is a citizen-based, block-by-block approach to achieving sustainability in neighborhoods throughout the Village. The first Green Block was created as an outcome of "Green Tuesdays in the Village", a public environmental lecture series organized by Mike Iversen with the Oak Park Environmental Energy Commission and the Forestry Commission. A "Green Block" is formed by a group of neighbors who are committed to learning about energy conservation and environmental programs and taking individual and collective actions to implement these initiatives in their neighborhood. The Green Blocks program has proven to be beneficial for residents in their efforts to make their homes more energy efficient, participate in ongoing environmental activities and share their success stories.

The first two "Green Blocks" were formed in 2007 and 2008. Residents have shared their experiences and below are their ideas and resources for forming your own "Green Block".


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