Content Creator, including photographs: C3 Blogger Tom from www.letUbeU.com
Working Bikes Cooperative is a non-profit organization in Chicago devoted to the motto: Reduce Reuse Recycle. They collect neglected bikes and tune them up to reuse & sell. The revenue is used to ship the remaining bikes to different corners of planet earth so that a poor . . . → Read More: Dirty Hands at Working Bikes Cooperative
Explore Bike Maintenance
Tuesday, January 31st
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Working Bikes, 2434 S. Western Ave
No registration necessary. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come out and learn about bike maintenance at Working Bikes, a local non-profit that diverts . . . → Read More: Working Bikes Cooperative Volunteer Night, Jan 31st, 5PM
Most of us are guilty of leaving our car running while we sit and wait, and wait, and wait. Sometimes we’re waiting for a friend while parked in front of their apartment, other times we quickly run into a bank or coffee shop. What you may not know is that idling your car engine . . . → Read More: How To Promote Healthy Lungs & Clean Air – Turn Off Your Car
Join the Active Transportation Alliance for the 2011 Bike to Work Week Commuter Challenge! Re-discover the joys of cycling and explore the utility and ease of cycling in an urban environment! Tone your muscles, support improve air quality, reduce your carbon output . . . → Read More: Get Tuned Up for Bike to Work Week, June 11-17
Come out to the Beauty Bar for a special night of performance, music, and conservation trivia. C3 Leader Somilia Rabee has pulled together an all-star cast of musicians in support of protecting the environment. Come out an show your support!
Arrive by bike and get in free! This event is 21+
. . . → Read More: C3 leader Somilia Rabee kicks off Bikes, Bands and Babes 12.6.10
Friday, June 11 C3 Trainee, Yvonne White-Morey: On Track for the Environment –Greening a School Field Day Event 9:30 am -12:30 pm
The 4th Annual Chicago Virtual Charter School Field Day Event will be a lot greener this year as students incorporate green games with track and field events.
Yvonne will coordinate the addition . . . → Read More: Green Field Day June 11 9:30-12:30 at IIT
I was looking at the Chicago Conservation Corps website today, and thought that your organization might be interested in participating in or promoting National Park(ing) Day 2008, an annual event, happening in Chicago on September 19th, which celebrates parks in cities by creating temporary parks in public parking spaces. National Park(ing) Day is an . . . → Read More: National Park(ing) Day, September 19th
Department of Environment News and Opportunities – June 2008 – June 7: Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Open – June 9-11: NeoCon at Merchandise Mart – June 13: Bike to Work Day Rally – June 21: Environmental Resource Event at U.S. Cellular Field – June 30: Registration Deadline for Solar PowerUp! for Kids – . . . → Read More: DOE News and Opportunities – June 2008
How green is your workplace? The 2008 Bicycle Commuter Challenge is now open to all companies who want to compete to be the most environmentally friendly company in Chicagoland. Sign up now at www.biketraffic.org/commuterchallenge.
Companies competing in the Bicycle Commuter Challenge strive to earn the highest percentage of employees biking for part or all of . . . → Read More: Join the 2008 Bicycle Commuter Challenge, June 7-13
Attend the Community Bike Programs Forum Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. The forum will introduce many different types of existing and possible future bicycle programs based in communities and supportive resources in Chicagoland.
The forum presentation is by the Chicagoland Consortium . . . → Read More: Community Bike Programs Forum – Feb 9
Imagine a 3-mile-long elevated linear park running through the heart of Chicago, connecting neighborhoods, the river, and our great park system. Built from a former rail line, the Bloomingdale Trail will make us healthier, get us to school and work faster, and provide us with great chances to play and mingle. Join Friends of the . . . → Read More: Envisioning the Bloomingdale Trail Exhibit
Elaine Lemieux posted this comment on an older post, but it certainly merits more attention than that:
Almost every day, I walk with my daughter to her elementary school. Personally, I am grateful to take time and walk this short distance with her. Unfortunately on our way to school we see on the streets all . . . → Read More: Action on Vehicle Idling – the PURE AIR card
Channel your inner eco-critic. Seventh Generation, Inc. and TreeHugger.com asked citizens to share their solutions to climate change. Help out our expert judges by watching and rating the submissions.
I submitted two videos to the Convenient Truths: a green video contest.
My first film asks “What can regular people do about global warming? This . . . → Read More: Convenient Truths: A Green Video Contest
drive less. live more.
It’s about providing you with information and real solutions regarding viable and safe travel alternatives to your existing daily commute. It’s about easing congestion in northeastern Illinois by encouraging the use of public transportation and other alternative modes of travel.
Take part in this engaging town-hall style meeting about real solutions to curbing global warming, participate in Q & A with panelists, and connect with dozens of grassroots organizations.The event features Sadhu Johnston, Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Environment, with Rev. Calvin S. Morris Ph.D., Exec. Director of Community Renewal Society moderating, . . . → Read More: Climate Town Hall Mtg, Jan 20, 10a, Whitney Young HS
Check out the Chicago BikeWinter — Schedule of Events which includes this:
Winter Cycling Class in Little Village: Biking Keeps you Warm! Sarah and Nadia will share tips to help newbies try riding in cold weather–how to dress, be seen, and take care of your bike. This class is free! English and Spanish! We’ll have . . . → Read More: Winter Cycling Class
From Cathy Becker:
Okay, it’s not as cool as switching to IGO or riding your bike, but after browsing through this website you may want to! Thought this might be useful to help people understand “green” cars better. (If you are a non-geen car owner, try using the Calculator for a real eye opener).
. . . → Read More: Green Cars
From the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation:
Armed in August with a $150, 2-by-5-foot aluminum sign, Lynn Romanek pitched the anti-idling suggestion to Glencoe District 35, where she carpools her 6th grader to Central School. Officials quickly warmed to the idea, and Romanek produced and donated a sign for each of the three buildings in the small . . . → Read More: individual action on car idling
The more we are in the habit of walking, the less likely we are to use more destructive forms of transportation. Exercise your walking muscles!
WHERE: Meet at Fireman’s Park, northeast corner of Milwaukee and Diversey WHEN: Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM DISTANCE: 1.9 miles INFO: email Trisha Sternberg at email@example.com or call 773-772-1944 . . . → Read More: Wed. Oct. 25 with Logan Square Walks