The Alliance for a Greener South Loop is your resource for information on how to support your environment in the community. Their ongoing efforts to recognize and promote green initatives across the neighborhood is much appreciated by the staff at Roosevelt Collection.
While Earth Day is only officially on Monday, 4/22, we have a great lineup of events through the weekend and into next week. Check them out below, and head over to the Alliance’s website for more information.
20 April, 9-noon: South Loop Clean + Green with Alderman Fioretti
Like to work with neighbors? Here are some volunteer activities already organized, with tools and snacks provided by Alderman Fioretti’s office. Please bring your own water bottle and gloves if you can.
- Mark Twain/Women’s Park, 18th and Indiana
- Grant Park, Columbus and Roosevelt
- Printers Row Park, 700 S. Dearborn
- South Loop School, 1212 S. Plymouth Ct
- Fred Kramer Memorial Garden, 51 W. Polk
RSVP by April 18th to 312-263-9273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
21 April, 10-noon: Earth Day Family Festival @ Sod Room, 1454 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Join a “morning of live music and movement,” that will also feature snacks, story time and eco-goodie bags and crafts sponsored by Plan Toys. The cost is $20 per child, $35 for two, and $50 for three children. Tickets are limited and those interested are encouraged to register in person or online at their website.
23 April, 7-9pm: Within Reach, Film Showing and Discussion @ Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S. State Street
Within Reach: What happens when you and your partner quit your corporate jobs and traditional house to “bike-pack” around the country? Find out what Mandy and Ryan learn about living more sustainably.
The 2012 Greenest Business Award Winner, in partnership with the Alliance, is hosting a film screening with discussion afterwards. Register, and enter a raffle!
23 April, 6pm: University of Chicago, Climate Change: A Policy Forecast
International House Assembly Hall. Free and open to the public. Register at: http://climatepol.eventbrite.com/
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to pass legislation this year to limit greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the effects of climate change. But what are the prospects for legislative action—or executive action from the White House—this year? If so, what might it look like? And what effect, if any, will the resulting policies have on reducing carbon emissions and improving the environment? We’ll explore those questions—and the policy climate in Washington—with a panel of leading experts, including former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner and the National Journal’s Energy & Environment Correspondent, Coral Davenport.
Check back soon for more information on their popular Meatless Mondays Events!