OIPA's October meeting is all about the environment, 7 p.m., Oct. 14, Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park Rd.

Representatives from the Environmental Law & Policy Center will be on hand to field residents' environmental concerns. Currently in the midst of a 50 Ward Listening Tour, the center is the primary advocate for improving environmental quality and protecting natural resources in the Midwest.

ELPC's goals include cleaning up the Chicago River, promoting high-speed rail and advancing the market for electric cars.

The meeting is being co-hosted by the Portage Park Neighborhood Association. Everyone in the area invited.