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How To Green Niles? Give Ideas Tonight

Residents, businesses, etc. are invited to talk about ideas for environmental sustainability in Niles--and think big.


If you've always wanted to see solar power, or LEED-certified buildings, or (name your dream environmental goal here) in Niles, the village wants to hear from you.

The recently-approved Niles 2030 Comprehensive Plan called for environmental sustainability, but it didn't really spell out what that means, said Steve Vinezeano, assistant village manager.

The village is creating an Environmental Action Plan to fulfill that goal, and residents, businesses, developers and others interested are invited to come to a meeting tonight to envision ideas for doing that.

Ideas could include tree canopy, energy-efficient buildings, increased rates of recycling, additional options for transit, biking and walking, etc. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will facilitate the meeting.

If you go:

  • What: all are invited to brainstorm on ways to make Niles more environmentally sustainable.
  • Where: Niles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Plaza, Niles. (located in a mall at the southeast corner of Waukegan Road and Oakton Street; it's in the same building as the Niles Family Fitness Center).
  • When: Sign-up is at 6:30; meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Contact: chernandez@cmap.illinois.gov or (312) 386-8623.

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