The Village of Park Forest has a legacy of living and growing sustainably. Since its founding in 1949, the Village has equally valued the three pillars of sustainability: environment, economy, and equity. In May 2012, Park Forest adopted the Growing Green: Park Forest Sustainability Plan (PFSP). The PFSP was developed with major assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and their Local Technical Assistance program. The PFSP consolidates significant sustainable achievements to date, and identifies critical changes needed to make Park Forest more sustainable in the future. Since the adopting of Park Forest’s Sustainability Plan, the Village has received several awards and is a recognized leader in sustainable practices.
Are you interested in creating sustainability in Park Forest and promoting sustainable practices? Join the Environment Commission.
Meetings are at Village Hall at 7 p.m., the first Thursday of the month. Contact Carrie Malfeo, Sustainability Coordinator, with questions about the Environment Commission and how to join.
The Environment Commission discusses the following types of environmental issues impacting Park Forest and its residents:
- Energy efficiency
- Environmental best practices
- Hazardous waste