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Schedule of Seminars & Events The Chicago Center for Green Technology’s Green Tech U Program has been developed in response to the increasing demand for educational opportunities regarding green technology and sustainability. Whether you’re a homeowner or practicing professional, Green Tech U’s workshops and seminars provide you with the opportunity to increase your knowledge of [...]
eco-Andersonville is an environmental initiative that promotes and encourages environmental, economic, and social sustainability to enhance the unique urban character and local commercial vitality of Andersonville.
While neighborhood traffic circles have proven to be quite successful in making residential streets safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, the foliage that was originally planted can at times become overgrown. If you are a garden enthusiast and want to help beautify your block, feel free to prune the existing foliage or even add some [...]
A part of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, the Green Office Challenge is designed to help Chicago businesses and employees improve sustainability in the workplace and beyond. Join the Challenge to reduce energy, materials, and water consumption – and encourage your colleagues and peers to do the same. Demonstrate environmental leadership and help us make Chicago [...]
Here are some great resources from the Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program: Thank you for participating in Chicago’s Sustainable Backyards Program, an educational and incentive program that highlights the many ways Chicago residents can create more environmentally-friendly landscapes in their yards. Together, as more and more residents install a rain barrel or plant a tree, we will make [...]
Friends of the Chicago River invite you to join over 4,000 volunteers with thousands more beyond the banks for the 21st Chicago River Day on Saturday, May 11 from 9am to 12 noon. Volunteers will gather for a day of hands-on environmental work along the Chicago River. Volunteers range in age from pre-schoolers to seniors, [...]
Spring Tree Tips from Chicago Gateway Green: A well maintained, beautiful tree is its own reward, and with the proper care its benefits can continue for years to come. Trees mitigate climate change by reducing urban heat islands and energy used to heat and cool buildings. They also lower ambient air temperatures and improve overall [...]
The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and schools through environmental service projects. If you have an interest in environmental issues and wish to make a difference in your neighborhood, get involved in one of C3’s programs.
The Chicago Park District’s Urban Naturalist blog features great stories and topics about outdoor and environmental programs, policies, and initiatives. The Park District strives to encourage all our patrons to connect to the natural world and works to develop awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of the natural resources within the city of Chicago.
Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is now recruiting participants for two of its programs: the Environmental Leadership Training and the Student Clubs Programs. C3 is managed by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in partnership with CDOT. Residents, ages 18 and over, are invited to join the C3 Environmental Leadership Training this April and May. This six-week training series [...]
Step inside and be transported to another place and time. The Chicago Park District has two world class conservatories where you will find tropical palms and ancient ferns, right in the heart of the City. At Kilbourn Park, they have the park district’s only teaching organic greenhouse.
Peterson Garden Project is delighted to announce a new community food garden in the 40thWard: Land on Lincoln. Located on the west side of Lincoln Avenue, just north of Sacramento, the garden will contain more than 110 individual garden plots as well as garden beds devoted to Peterson Garden Project’s ‘Grow2Give’ program, which donates fresh [...]
“Creating Gardens as Unique as Their Owners” The Spirited Gardener is a landscape consultation, design and installation firm that has been in business since 2008 specializing in working with clients to produce gardens that serve human needs and the needs of nature. thespiritedgardener.com
Keep your house comfortable and your wallet full throughout the year by visiting Energy Impact Illinois for energy efficiency tips. Whether you are a homeowner, apartment renter, business owner, or contractor, this website has the resources you need to improve the energy efficiency of your space. Limited-Time Offer: Get $1750 in rebates for energy efficiency improvements to [...]
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