Call for volunteers
- March 27: Resource Center Fundraiser
- April 22: Logan Square Earth Day
Events and opportunities
- March 15: Chicago Green Homes Fair
- March 17: Rogers Park Green Corps ‘Greening Your Home’ Workshop
- March 29: Earth Hour
Resource Center Fundraiser
- Thursday, March 27 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Caro d’Offay Gallery, 2204 W. North Avenue
The Resource Center is looking for volunteers for its March 27th Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be a cocktail hour/art installation and mingling event. Volunteers are needed for various tasks including front door check-in, food/bar, runner, set-up, and tear-down. If you are interested in lending a hand, email C3 Leader, Emily Rothenberg at email@example.com or call (312) 404-0716.
Logan Square Earth Day
- Tuesday, April 22
C3 Teacher, Jaime Yuhas of Kelvyn Park High School is organizing an Earth Day Festival in Logan Square and needs your help advertising (through English and/or Spanish outlets); brainstorming and reaching out to get booths for the festival; and participating on the day of the event (i.e. staffing a table for C3). Please email Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help or get more information.
Chicago Green Homes Fair
- Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
Come explore how you can create a more environmentally-friendly home for you and your family. Whether you’re planning to remodel or just want to learn what’s new on the green building scene, spend some time meeting vendors and retailers with sustainable products to help you make a greener home. To learn more about green remodeling, attend one of our free classes offered that day:
Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn to make your historic greystone more energy efficient, address indoor air quality and other health issues, and how to incorporate sustainable building materials into home improvement projects.
Green Home Remodeling Guides – An Overview: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. This series of guides offers information on how to hire green professionals, paint and remodel kitchens, baths & laundry rooms, and how to salvage and reuse materials. This seminar is for the homeowner looking to create an environmentally-friendly remodel.
For more information on the Fair or other classes offered, call (312) 746-9642 or visit www.cityofchicago.org/Environment. Admission is free and guided tours of the Chicago Center for Green Technology will occur throughout the day.
Rogers Park Green Corps presents Why Green Matters: Simple Things You Can Do to Green Your Home
- Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.
- Loyola Park Fieldhouse 2nd Floor, 1230 W. Greenleaf at the Lake
Save money and go green! Affordable do-it-yourself ways to green your home and an introduction to the products available for homeowners and renters alike. This workshop is co-presented by C3 Trainee and Green Corps Action Team member Dane Watkins and Claudia Regojo, owner of Greenmaker Supply.
- Saturday, March 29, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Chicago and other worldwide cities are participating
On Saturday, March 29, turn out your lights to show your support and commitment toward taking action to combat climate change. Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and this year cities across the globe, such as Tel Aviv, Bangkok and Copenhagen, are taking action. Join Chicago area residents, businesses, and organizations as they flip the switch. Enjoy the skyline as never before when skyscrapers, landmarks and shops along Michigan Avenue go dark. For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.