Museums, historic sites and key destinations in Oak Park and neighboring towns
Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels, and Inns in the Downtown Oak Park area
Various transportation services to help you get around Downtown Oak Park.
Biking around Downtown Oak Park has never been easier.
Downtown Oak Park’s green mission is to create and maintain a sustainable and eco-friendly climate within our businesses and at all our events.
Instead of buying new (which often includes plastic and other packaging), consider buying pre-owned! Here is a list of Oak Park-area resale shops.
Explore Single Use Plastics resources from United Nations Environment.
Read “We Made Plastic. We Depend on It. Now We’re Drowning in it.” (National Geographic, Jun 2018)
Of all trash, plastic trash has the greatest potential to harm the environment, wildlife and humans. Read Impacts of Mismanaged Trash from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Read the New York Times bestseller, “Drawdown” which discusses the problem of Bioplastics.
Explore Green Community Connections’ list of local Oak-Park area resources about waste.
Is something broken? Try fixing it. Visit the Repair Cafe at the Oak Park Arms.
Learn about Oak Park’s recycling rules so you don’t contaminate the waste stream.
Watch “The Clean Bin Project” for inspiration.
Learn what you can and cannot recycle: click here
Eliminate contaminants from recycling cart: click here
Recycle old electronics: click here
How to make a compost pile: click here