HIGHLAND PARK/LAKE FOREST – What can we do with our families and friends to improve the environmental health of our towns? Come to a workshop to learn and find out. Community experts will be on hand to share some of the ways you can help tackle the local impacts of global climate change.
Whether your interest is in village life, social media, natural spaces, or clean air and drinking water, there are impactful strategies for making a difference. Join in the discussion and find out what local leaders are doing and how you can be part of the solution.
Monday, Aug. 17, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Highland Park Public Library, four nonprofit organizations are co-sponsoring the event. Community tools to support the environment will be shared.
- City Councilwoman Kim Stone will discuss the strengths and possibilities of various local ordinances and how to leverage these by also working to adopt shared ordinances with neighboring towns, for efficiency.
- Highland Park Resident Kelly Nichols is the Illinois organizer for Moms Clean Air Force, a group of moms and dads united to support the health of our kids.
- John Sentell, President of Lake Forest Open Lanes Association, works to conserve our natural environment through land acquisition, habitat conservation, environmental education and conservation advocacy.
- The Alliance for the Great Lakes, which coordinates with LFOLA to stay on top of scientific research and on-the-ground activities that protect the rarest of our resources and North Shore landscapes.
Co-sponsors are: The Alliance for the Great Lakes, Go Green Highland Park, League of Women Voters of Highland Park/Highwood and League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region and Moms Clean Air Force. Each of these groups offers opportunities for member engagement.
For more information, contact Henrietta Saunders, President, League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region. [email protected] or 847/814-2329.