Category Archives: Oak Park

Oak Park and River Forest Sustainability Plan: PlanItGreen

by Akilah Mitchell for SUST 240 Oak Park and River Forest are two of many western suburbs in the Chicago area on the rise toward becoming a sustainable community. They’ve currently have set in stone a 10-year plan to make their … Continue reading

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Composting: We Just Can’t Get Enough of It

by Dusan Koleno for SUST 240 According to the EPA, food waste and yard trimmings make up almost 1/3 of our waste. The vast majority of this waste goes straight to landfills and not to composting facilities. However, there are cities … Continue reading

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Curbside Composting in Oak Park IL

By Laura Miller Hill for SUST 240 The village of Oak Park is considered to be one of the most progressive and sustainable cities in Illinois. Oak Park residents and their leaders have adopted many sustainable policies and programs and … Continue reading

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Oak Park’s Food Waste Composting Service

By Cheryl Green for SUST 240 Residents of Oak Park were unclear on just how much food and waste their families tossed out until they joined the village’s food waste and soiled paper collection pilot program which started back in … Continue reading

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Recycling in Oak Park, IL

By Arielle Starling for SUST 210* Chicago Wilderness is a program that specializes in these four areas: restoring nature, climate action, nature-based experiences and education for children, and promoting green infrastructure, according to the organization’s website. The restoring nature part … Continue reading

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Recycling in Oak Park, IL

By Ahleiah Al-Waraqi for SUST 210* The article “A Third of Oak Park Trash Gets Recycled: Where Does It Go?” by Jim Jaworski from the Trib Local section of the Chicago Tribune discusses recycling and waste management in Oak Park, … Continue reading

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