Green Living In Oak Park

A place for everyone to share ideas on (affordable) ways to lower our carbon footprints!

Location: Oak Park, IL
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Latest Activity: Jun 18

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Introduction to Urban Chicken Farming with Jen Murtoff

Started by Bryan Northup Jul 26, 2011.

Special Green Edition of the Village E-newsletter 1 Reply

Started by Becca. Last reply by Maria Onesto Moran Mar 29, 2011.

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Comment by Becca on February 27, 2015 at 9:39pm

Thanks, CAC. It has been a while!

Comment by cac on February 27, 2015 at 9:42am

Wow, people, we are not being good at spreading green news if no one has posted here in a year and a half! To change that, I will add this:

The West Cook chapter of Wild Ones Native Landscapers is having a native plant sale. Pre-orders are due Mar. 31 and pickup is at our first Native Landscaping Conference on May 17 at Dominican University. See lots of info about those things here: and

Comment by Rachel Benoit on July 18, 2013 at 2:21pm

@dg - You can opt out of circulars by calling the Trib, although it's more difficult if you live in an apartment where they will just claim others have not opted out.  See below:

"If a resident wishes to stop delivery, please call 1-800-TRIBUNE or email"

Comment by cac on July 18, 2013 at 1:34pm

Great green event this weekend, showcasing great homes, one in OP and RF and many others nearby! $20 for two people and kids free. Check it out!

Comment by dg on July 18, 2013 at 7:20am
big OP question. how can we stop getting those pink bag circular Ads thrown Littered ! on our yards everyday. anyone ?
Comment by cac on June 18, 2013 at 2:32pm

Interested in native plants and want to learn more, or share your knowledge? Put this event on your calendar. It's July 21st, 2.30pm at Green Home Experts (on South Blvd just west of OP Ave).

Comment by cac on May 22, 2013 at 8:53am

Wow, where have we all been for a year? A great current source to check out is for an awesome group of people and the latest on green events around Oak Park and elsewhere.

Comment by Debbie on May 22, 2013 at 7:43am

Beekeeping Camp for Kids (ages 9-12) in Downers Grove

There are a lot of kids in the area who are interested in beekeeping. This nature camp promises to be fascinating and fun!

Lyman Woods Junior Beekeepers
Smoke out a real adventure! Suit up and join our beekeeper to investigate firsthand the inner workings of a beehive. Learn all about hives and colonies while you build a hive and inspect real frames of bees. Build a solar wax melter and learn how to make beeswax candles, and even harvest honey from the hives! Must be comfortable being close to bees.

July 22-26, 9am-noon (630) 963-1300

Cook-DuPage Beekeeping Association is making available two full scholarships for this camp. Applications are due by June 7.

Comment by cac on May 14, 2012 at 10:29pm

For anyone interested in native plants and green landscaping: May 20th

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Comment by Becca on February 9, 2012 at 6:34pm

Thought this might be of interest: 

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