Tomorrow Night 10.26: Exciting Conclusion to 2010 GreenWorks Competition











Join leaders in Green Building, Green Business and Community Environmental Leadership at the GreenWorks Fast Pitch, where you will experience Chicago’s sustainability elite competing for top prizes in the 2010 Mayor Daley’s GreenWorks Awards.

Join the Chicago Climate Action Plan team next Tuesday, October 26 at the Merchandise Mart Conference Center to play your part by voting for the Audience Choice Award winners in the Sustainable Innovation in the Built Environment and Innovation in Green Business categories.

And the nominees are……

Sustainable Innovation in the Built Environment Award
2010 Green Bungalow Block: Greener Homes for South Shore by the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Advanced Technology Center by S&C Electric Company
Chicago Park District Fieldhouses – Prototype 1 by Booth Hansen
CNT Energy Savers by CNT Energy
The Joy Garden at Northside Preparatory High School by Urban Habitat Chicago
Lakefront Comfort Stations by Muller & Muller Ltd.
Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo
Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons by Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Sankofa House by Harley Ellis Devereaux

Innovation in Green Business Award
Carbon Day Automotive
Consolidated Printing Company
Earth Wind And Solar Energy, LLC
EverLights
Farr Associates
Green City Market
Hannah’s Bretzel, LLC
I-GO Car Sharing
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Community Leadership Award
Allison Shaewitz, Ecominders, LLC
Bronzeville Community Garden Leadership Team, Urban Juncture Foundation
Dr. George P. Nassos, Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business
Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project Partnership
Elise Zelechowski, ReBuilding Exchange
Friends of Lincoln School
LaManda Joy, The Peterson Garden Project
Marilyn Engwall, City of Chicago
Seamus Ford and Amy Beltemacchi, Root Riot Urban Garden Network

The competition will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a reception with the judges, Fast Pitch presenters, and past Awards winners.
For more information, visit the Mayor Daley’s GreenWorks Awards 2010.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the best climate action efforts going on in Chicago.

We hope to see you there!

Don’t Feed the Bag Monster

Andy Keller, environmental activist, is on a nationwide tour to create awareness about the waste and pollution caused by plastic bags. The tour is coming to Chicago next week!

Event Details:

Don’t Feed the Bag Monster!

Date:                     Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Time:                     1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:              Richard J Daley Center

50 W. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602

Come out and see the Bag Monster and his giant nest of 45,000 single-use disposable plastic bags, what the average American uses in a lifetime. The Bag Monster will try to convince you and 70 or so of your friends to dress up and become a Bag Monster too. Come on out and help the Bag Monster with his goal to cover the world with plastic bags – or kick him out of your town! This is a highly interactive traveling exhibit and should not be missed. Visit www.bagmonster.com for full details, or contact Wes at wes@chicobag.com for a press release.

Thank you for your time and your efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Earth Wine and Fire: Earth Day benefit party Fri April 23

Earth, Wine and Fire is a charity event intended to benefit the environment. It will occur on Friday April 23, 2010, the day after Earth Day, from 5-11PM (a movie screening of No Impact Man starts at 5:00; the party kicks off at 7:00). We expect it to be a fun party hosted by a small group of community folks who banded together to create an enlightened evening with a purpose. We intend to educate, incite action and enjoy. Buy your tickets in advance for a discount. $25 now; $35 on the day of the event. Includes: Entry, 3 tickets that can be used for drinks or the raffle, appetizers, music, entertainment and full access to all Nature Museum exhibits! Additional beverages available for purchase. Children 12 and under are free. Join the party! Buy your tickets at www.EarthWineAndFire.com!