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Oak Park congregations and Earth Day weekend

Interfaith Green Network officials are hoping to see 1,000 congregants of local churches bike or walk to services during Earth Day weekend, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.

“We haven’t really done something like this before,” said Judy Klem, member of IGN and Oak Park Temple’s green team. “I think that what we’re trying to do is really tap our base of congregations. When we work together, the collaboration just makes those efforts bigger and more impactful.”
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Oak Park group urges shoppers to avoid charge and bring their own bags

A local network of green-minded congregations has partnered with area grocers to promote awareness of Oak Park’s impending bag fee.

Starting Jan. 1, shoppers in Oak Park will be charged a 10-cent fee for every single-use bag — paper or plastic — provided. The village ordinance applies to stores that are 5,000 square feet or larger, according to the village website. Trustees approved the mandatory bag fee by a 7-0 vote in August.
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Oak Park Temple represented at village forum on plastic bag ordinance

Judy Klem, Oak Park Temple green team member and a member of the Interfaith Green Network, said making the program voluntary is “the same as if a teacher said to her students, ‘OK, kids, homework is voluntary this year.’

“Speaking from experience, I don’t think the homework would get done.”

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