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Park Forest receives 3-STAR Community Rating for leadership in sustainable practices


Mayor John A. Ostenburg poses with city staff and their commemorative STAR plaque. Photo courtesy of STAR Communities.

Mayor John A. Ostenburg poses with city staff and their commemorative STAR plaque. Photo courtesy of STAR Communities.


Press release from STAR Communities:

The Village of Park Forest is pleased to announce its new 3-STAR Community Rating for leadership in sustainable practices by STAR Community Rating System (STAR). The STAR Community Rating System is a robust sustainability rating system for cities, towns, and counties, which helps communities evaluate themselves across seven areas related to sustainability, such as built environment; climate and energy; economy and jobs; education, arts and community; health and safety; and natural systems. STAR provides support as localities benchmark progress, and a third-party review ensures accountability. Park Forest is only the second community in Illinois to achieve certification under the national STAR Community Rating System…Please click here to read Lacey Shaver’s press release. To learn more about the STAR Community Rating System, visit www.STARcommunities.org. To learn more about sustainability in Park Forest, visit www.villageofparkforest.com/sustainability .

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