Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is a charter member of the NeighborWorks® Network, a network of community development organizations working in more than 4,400 communities nationwide. NeighborWorks® Week is the largest volunteer community-revitalization event of its kind, involving more than 40,000 volunteers to develop healthy communities.
. . . → Read More: Maple Park NEIGHBORWORKS DAY 6/1
You are invited to participate in Climate Cycle’s 5th Annual Ride to Recharge!
Climate Cyclists will pedal along the Chicago lakefront with people of all skill levels and walks of life coming together to help our students and schools go green.
Routes options range from 4 to 10 to 20-miles, with all routes ending . . . → Read More: Climate Cycle’s 5th Annual Ride to Recharge – 5/18
Wednesday 5/15: Connect with Chicago’s growing urban agriculture movement, share some food, learn about garden and farm donation programs and other creative ways to ensure that the food we grow goes to good use, and show off your own garden or farm during the community slideshow at AUA’s Spring Gathering!
5-5:40PM: Sign-ins, mix & mingle, . . . → Read More: AUA Spring Gathering: Sharing the Harvest
Tuesday, May 14th & Wednesday, May 15th Marquette Park Pavilion – Gary, IN 46403
The 2013 Calumet Summit will take place May 14th and 15th at the Marquette Park Pavilion in Gary, Indiana. The Summit is an opportunity for those who work to advance environmental quality in the bi-state Calumet region to:
• Connect with . . . → Read More: Calumet Summit 2013: Connecting for Action 5/14-15
In 1992, Friends of the Chicago River hosted 25 volunteers for “Chicago River Rescue Day.” That small group “rescued” the river by pulling old shopping carts, mattresses, and plastic bags from its banks. Little did they know that day would continue year after year, evolving into Chicago River Day which now hosts over 4,000 . . . → Read More: Chicago River Day 5/11 – sign up today!
Please join us in celebrating Urban Biodiversity Week, May 13th to May 19th! This event is part of the National Urban Biodiversity Week, a seven-city collaboration to bring urban dwellers into contact with local flora and fauna. Urban Biodiversity Week will showcase events in the Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core area. Greencorps Chicago is participating . . . → Read More: Urban Biodiversity Week – Hegewisch Marsh Tours 5/13 & 18
Spring Workdays 2013
Saturdays 9am — 2pm
May 11—25 – Invasive plant removal, Seed collection Spring ephemerals June 8—22 – Garlic Mustard and other invasive species removal
Wear appropriate clothing including sturdy shoes, long . . . → Read More: Bill Jarvis Migratory Bird Sanctuary Spring Workdays 2013
Invitation to Earth Data: A Sustainable Chicago 2015 Celebration You are invited to join the City of Chicago and partners at the Earth Day 2013 event, Earth Data: A Sustainable Chicago 2015 Celebration, on Monday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center, (78 E. Washington), Preston Bradley Ball Room.
This event will . . . → Read More: A Sustainable Chicago 2015 Celebration 4/22
ATTEMPTS TO TURN THE WEST LOOP “BRIGHT GREEN”
Moving Design is a coalition of artists and designers, working with community partners, leading initiatives that inspire change through the power of design. We use creativity as a catalyst for change, moving our community to action.
Moving Design, in conjunction with the Chicago Conservation Corps, has organized . . . → Read More: USE LESS / DO MORE INTERVENTION 4/20
Join a couple hundred volunteers and Friends of the Parks and celebrate Earth Day at various park locations throughout the city on Sat., April 20. For a list of park clean-ups near you, visit www.earthdaychicago.com.
Chicago Park District’s official Earth Day Celebration will be at Humboldt Park, 1359 N. Sacramento Blvd., on Sat., April 20 from . . . → Read More: Featured Event: 24th Annual Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean-up 4/20