Connect with Local Green Groups
There are many groups around Glenview doing great things for the environment and sustainability. We can't list all of their activities below, but here's a list of many groups you might want to check out!
Saturday, September 30
10 AM to 2 PM
Learn more about solar energy by visiting more than 10 solar homes in Glenview and Northbrook.
Why and how they went solar
What they love about it? What are the costs
What they learned in the process
Locations and maps available on September 22, 2023.
Heat Pump Program
WHEN: Thursday, September 14 • 7 to 8 PM
WHERE: Wilmette Public Library
SPONSORS: Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will explain how your home can benefit from a heat pump. This information session will go over the environmental benefits, comfort, and potential savings that you can enjoy when utilizing a heat pump in your home.
Friends of the Chicago River Community Paddle
WHEN: Saturday, September 23 • Noon to 3 PM
WHERE: Dammrich Rowing Center, 3220 Oakton St., Skokie
FREE – Register HERE
Enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the North Shore Channel. See how Friends has been improving habitat, water quality and the overall resiliency of the river by planting native plants along the river banks. These plants provide food and habitat for river animals and help stabilize riverbanks by mitigating the detrimental impacts of soil erosion. There are two sessions, one from 12 - 1:30 p.m. and a second from 1:30 - 3 p.m. All are welcome. Space is limited, so registration is required. No paddling experience necessary. Friends’ trusty canoe guides will help everyone safely load in and out of the canoes, answer questions about the river along the way and act as safety monitors on the water. We provide all equipment, paddling instruction, and a safety talk. We recommend paddlers are at least 10 years old and minors paddle with a guardian. Younger river lovers from 5-10 years old are invited to enjoy the event with their family by sitting in the center of the canoe.
Program: Butterfly-Friendly Fall Planting and Clean Up
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27 • 7 PM
WHERE: Glenview Public Library Community Room East
SPONSORS: Greener Glenview and the Glenview Public Library
Add native plants to your landscape this fall, learn
mulching techniques, prepare beds for butterfly gardens in spring, and discover how to put your yard to sleep for winter the pollinator-friendly way. Join a local gardener with native gardening experience and a professional from The Mulch Center.
Glenbrook Solar Tour 2023
WHEN: Saturday, September 30 • 10 AM to 2 PM
SPONSORS: Greener Glenview and Go Green Northbrook
Announcing the second annual Glenbrook Solar Tour 2023. Find out why homeowners are so happy they installed rooftop solar. Also joining the tour this year is Glenview’s Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church which recently installed an array of 300 solar panels on their community center roof. Hosts will be available to answer your questions about why they went solar, the costs, the process, and what they learned from their experience.
A map to the host sites will be posted on the Greener Glenview website one week before the tour.
Oaktober Tree Trot
WHEN: Saturday, October 7 • 9:30 AM to 11 AM
WHERE: The Grove Interpretive Center
A special guided trail walk led by Village of Glenview’s Arborist and Natural Resource Manager, Robyn Flakne, as she focuses on the native trees of Illinois growing at The Grove, especially our mighty oaks.
The Grove Restoration Workday
WHEN: Sunday, September 24 • 9:00-11:00 AM
WHERE: 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview
Please RSVP here to reserve your spot. Work parties may
be canceled due to inclement weather. Volunteers under age 15 must participate with an adult.
North Branch Restoration Workdays
All workdays are 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
To register for any of these workdays
Blue Star Memorial Woods
WHEN: Saturday, September 16
WHERE: Parking is on parking on Wilmette Ave just east of Harms Rd; walk over to the woods at the marked pedestrian crossing.
Watersmeet Prairie Grove
WHEN: Saturday, September 23
WHERE: This site is located in the village of Northfield near the Glenview border. On Winnetka Road, east of Wagner Rd. Park on Avon Ave, a side street to the north of Winnetka Road. Meet near the Forest Preserve sign, across the road from Avon.