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It took a special effort this year to celebrate Earth Day — due to our current shelter-in-place guidelines. What happened instead was a virtual gathering of community, sharing thanks for what each of us appreciates about sustainability and our environment here in Lake Fores and Lake Bluff. 

Thanks to everyone who took part and contributed a snippet to this LFLB Green Circle. In the end, we had close to 70 submissions, and unfortunately, it was too many to include in the final video. Special thanks to LFHS students Tegan and Lauren for helping put this video together.

Earth Day 2021! 

We are a Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Sustainable Residents Initiative open to anyone living, working or studying in Lake Forest or Lake Bluff.

Our mission is to work together to make Lake Bluff and Lake Forest more sustainable communities.

Our vision is to bring awareness to current environmental issues and to encourage educated, sustainable practices. Green Minds LFLB works on various topics where our members feel our communities have room for improvement. Some of the topics we currently are discussing are pesticides, recycling in public spaces and businesses, bring your own bag, chlorinated de-icers, reducing styrofoam in our community, awareness on car idling, removal of invasive species such as buckthorn, composting, coal tar driveway sealants, plastic pollution and many more.

Let us know how you can better our community.

We're thrilled to say we've worked with local students to have an original poem written for our 2021 Earth Day celebratory video! Our winning poem, ”Miracles of the World”, was written by Emma LeGrand of Lake Bluff Middle School.

Special thanks to our 3 judges; Alderwoman Rummel, Lake Bluff Library Children's Department Chair Eliza Jarvi and Lake Forest High School English Department Chair Kristen Carlson. We are fortunate and appreciative to have the support of so many community members within the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area who helped us create of this Earth Day celebratory video.

Together we can make a difference.

Make a single or monthly donation directly from your bank account, credit card, or Paypal. 

Learn more about the issue at Go Real Go Grass

Post it, tweet it, click it share it. The more people you tell, the more help we can receive #greenminds
Can't spend a dime? 
Then, spend some time... helping us help those in need.

Poem written by Emma LeGrand

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The City of Lake Forest is currently considering creating an all synthetic turf athletic complex behind Deerpath School. Knowing all the environmental, health and safety issues around using synthetic turf, Green Minds LFLB stands for a healthier option — for athletes and our environment. We propose using only natural grass on well graded fields at Deerpath Community Park and throughout Lake Forest. 

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Our 2020 50th Anniversary of Earth Day celebration

Who We Are.

About this site.

Green Minds LFLB is volunteer based registered 501 (c)(3) non profit organization.

We meet monthly at members houses and we discuss environmental issues which concerns our members. We research issues, we advocate, petition for our issues, educate and try to bring awareness to these issues.

Anyone living, working, studying or having children in schools in Lake Forest or Lake Bluff (Illinois) are welcome to join our meetings.

Call Us: +1.8472352305

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