The mission of Go Green Northbrook is to promote environmental sustainability through education, community programs, and collaboration with local governmental entities.

The carbon-reducing solar arrays above were installed on a Northbrook residence in 2009. Later a second was installed in 2019.  It is a measure of the progress of the technology that the north-facing 2019 installation produces as much power as the original south-facing array.

Upcoming Events

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Northbrook’s Earth Month Recycling Event

Residents can drop off any of the following items: paint, molded Styrofoam, tires, printer cartridges, CFL, LED, and tube fluorescent bulbs, computers, TVs, residential document shredding, household batteries, and bicycles.

 Located in the Northbrook West Metra Station Commuter Lot 

Earth Day Volunteer Service Opportunity

Help Friends of Northbrook Forest Preserves restore the full diversity of natural prairie, savanna grasslands and oak woodland. The team focus will be cleaning up litter along the access road.

Clean-up Day at Somme Prairie Grove
Sunday, April 21, 1pm-4pm

Clean Energy Fair and EV Show 

Chat with local vendors and residents about a wide range of clean energy solutions including solar installations and heat pumps.  Check out electric vehicles and bikes.  Learn from environmental non-profits what you can do at home and work.

Sunday, April 28 @ 1pm- 4pm at Glenview Park Center West Gym
Click here for more details

Plastic Earth Documentary Viewing

Plastic Earth is a documentary that explores the urgent need to address the global plastic crisis. With plastic production from fossil-based sources on the rise, the world is facing an existential threat from climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.

The film follows Janice Overbeck, a concerned mother, as she embarks on a journey to uncover the full extent of the problem and the innovative solutions being developed to tackle it. Through interviews with leading scientists, engineers, researchers, and environmental advocates, Janice gains unique insights into the efforts to control the plastic epidemic.

Featuring the stories of the world’s unsung heroes, Plastic Earth showcases the innovative technologies and visionary solutions that offer hope for a sustainable future.

This timely and impactful documentary will inspire and inform audiences about the importance of taking action to protect our planet for generations to come.

Register here:

Located at the Northbrook Public Library

Native Perennial Plant Sale

Support Northbrook Garden Club’s plant sale – a fun and popular annual event with thousands of perennials – both native and ornamental. There will be dozens of varieties from sun to shade, dry and moist soils, and everything in between! They will also have vegetable starts and herbs, and a small number of shrubs/small trees.

Experienced Master Gardeners will help you choose natives and ornamentals to incorporate into new or existing ornamental garden beds for beautiful results. Club members will be on hand to share tips and advice on what will succeed in Northbrook area gardens. As well as being beautiful – Illinois native plants support wildlife, are robust and can cope with the challenges of climate change.

At the Village Green Center in downtown Northbrook (opp. St Norbert’s) 
1810 Walter’s Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 
Friday: 9am – 4pm & Saturday: 9am – 2pm

More details at Northbrook Garden Club or from

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