Announcing Greener Glenview - A New Community-Based Environmental Group
Greener Glenview is a new community-based environmental organization created to increase sustainability throughout Glenview. The group will work to protect and enhance the community's shared natural and built environment through education, collaboration, and advocacy. Anyone interested in issues related to the environment and sustainability in Glenview is encouraged to join
The Greener Glenview kickoff meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Glenview Public Library and the public is invited to attend. The meeting will discuss the importance of sustainability practices in Glenview, listen to community input, and begin to determine priorities for the upcoming year.
Greener Glenview has been created by Mary Munday and Sheri Latash. Munday is a long-time participant in Go Green Illinois, the umbrella organization of community environmental groups working to increase local and regional sustainability. In the early 1990s she became the first environmental chairperson of the Lyon School PTA. Latash spent nearly two decades working in the environmental management field and has been active on local environmental matters since the mid-1990s.
When commenting on sustainability in Glenview, Mary Munday said, "We all need to work together - individuals, businesses, and government - to prioritize sustainability. The future depends upon the sustainable work we do today." She added, "Our community already has efforts underway that benefit the environment such as planting pollinator gardens, recycling, community solar, and using electric lawnmowers. Moving ahead, we can all do more and Greener Glenview will be the 'go to' community resource for increasing sustainability."
In 2020, Glenview's Village Board adopted the Greenest Region Compact, a regional agreement designed to leverage the strength of municipal government to build vibrant, sustainable communities across the Chicago region. Sheri Latash commented, "With the adoption of the Greenest Region Compact, a framework now exists for focused local action on sustainability issues. Greener Glenview will build on the good work that is already being done, raise awareness on a wide range of topics, and collaborate on policies promoting environmental sustainability."
Contact GreenerGlenview.org for further information about the October 27 Kickoff Meeting @ 7 PM at the Glenview Public Library.