Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Electric Car Show

Come to Northbrook Court on September 22nd from 11 to 3 and meet with local electric car drivers (we're very friendly), hear what life is like with an electric car (it's way better) and go for a ride along or test drive with actual car owners. There is an electric car out there for almost every need or budget.


Northbrook Court has become a destination for EV drivers with their 5 charging stations powered by their massive rooftop solar array. You can shop or watch a movie while filling your battery for free.

Register to attend for your chance to win a $250 prize
Buy raffle tickets to win a Tesla Model X (Drawing December 5th)

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Sep
21
9:30 AM09:30

Rosewood Beach Clean up

Join GGHP and the Park District of HP as we clean up our coastline. All trash collected at this event will be used to create an art project in October. We will be hosting an event with Art Center of Highland Park October 22. Details coming soon .

To register for the beach clean up click here.

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Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Film Screening, Straws

Come enjoy a fun and interesting evening at the beautiful Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center to watch the award winning documentary 'Straws'.

The movie is 30minutes, and we anticipate a short family friendly audience discussion after the movie. 

Free parking at Rosewood Beach will be provided to all guests attending this event.

Please register for the free event and feel free to share this link for others to attend http://evite.me/UDP4J6FDUw

Colorful reusable travel straws will be sold with 100% proceeds benefiting environmental advocacy groups such as Go Green HP.  

We hope you can make it because.......It's estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They're non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

For a preview of the movie, or to learn more please visit:

Home — STRAWS - a film by linda booker

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Sep
17
1:30 PM13:30

Book Discussion at HHPL

Grab your copy of Coming of Age at the End of Nature and join us Tuesday, September 17 from 1:30-3:30, at the Highland Park Public Library. From goodreads.com, “Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world.”

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Milkweed, Monarchs & Metamorphosis
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Milkweed, Monarchs & Metamorphosis

Do you love Monarch butterflies? Would you enjoy helping to protect them? Discover simple ways to help you promote a daily display of Monarchs in your garden. Learn about Milkweed plants, the only food Monarch caterpillars eat, and how and why to grow caterpillars in your home.

Registration required, sign up here https://www.marissahopkins.com/milkweed-monarchs-metamorphosis/

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BYOE Picnic and Toy Swap,  Sunset Woods Park
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

BYOE Picnic and Toy Swap, Sunset Woods Park

Join us for a day of family fun, sharing and education at Sunset Park. We are hosting a zero waste picnic and toy swap to help grow the GGHP family. Bring a trash free lunch and some gently used toys (3 toy maximum) to trade with other kids while meeting other green families. Learn about composting in HP, how to recycle better and reuse more. Suggested $5 cash donation per family to cover cost of pavilion rental. Make a t-shirt bag, learn about monarchs and milkweeds, refill your water bottle at the water wagon, enter our raffle to win a Wienermobile.

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Hot Crops! Summer Vegetable Gardening
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Hot Crops! Summer Vegetable Gardening

See how to grow delicious summer vegetables at home. Learn what to grow when, where and how. Get tips to ensure your success and recipes to enjoy your harvest! Marissa Hopkins, urban gardener and real estate broker, will lead this fun workshop with ample explanation for your success.

Registration required, sign up here https://www.marissahopkins.com/hot-crops-summer-vegetable-gardening/

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Chicago River Clean Up Day

Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate ”Chicago River Day” at a clean-up event on the grounds of the community park located adjacent to the Recreation Center of Highland Park. Date is Saturday May 11 from 9 to noon. The event is part of the regional effort sponsored by Friends of the Chicago River and hosted by the Park District of Highland Park. Volunteers will meet in the southeast corner of the parking lot at 1201 Park Avenue West. Supplies will be provided. Please rsvp to Rebecca Grill at rgrill@pdhp.org.

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Arbor Day HP
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Arbor Day HP

DUE TO WEATHER FORECASTS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED INSIDE!! IT WILL BE IN THE RAVINIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM! LOOK FOR US INSIDE!

Stop by our table at the Arbor Day Celebration hosted by the City of Highland Park and the Ravinia Business District to see what we’re up to and how you can help Highland Park Go Green!

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One Earth Film Festival, mini-fest screening of Sustainable
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

One Earth Film Festival, mini-fest screening of Sustainable

Join us during the One Earth Film Festival, mini fest for a screening of film Sustainable. This is a farming documentary about the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.  Discussion to follow with Jen and Jeff Miller of Prairie Wind Organic Farm.

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