The HomeGrown Chicago community food garden network, sponsored by Openlands, is a training program that focuses on fostering neighborhood groups to assess, plan for, and build long-term stewardship for community-managed green spaces.
The objectives of the program are to promote increased growing and consumption of healthy and affordable local food, establish productive uses for vacant . . . → Read More: Homegrown Chicago Accepting Applications
Explore Sustainable Seafood
Shedd’s Sustainable Seafood Cooking Class for Kids
Thursday, February 9th
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop
2070 N Clybourn
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know your seafood choices . . . → Read More: Shedd’s Sustainable Seafood Cooking Class for Kids, February 9th, 7:30PM
Faith in Place sponsors indoor Winter Farmers Markets throughout the Chicagoland area. These markets provided small, local farm producers with additional venues to extend their income beyond the growing season. Hosted by many different congregations and also open to the public, these markets offer consumers an opportunity to purchase cheese, meat and . . . → Read More: C3 Partner, Faith in Place, will sponsor Winter Farmers Markets Throughout Chicagoland
Photo credit: Windy City Harvest Kenneth Street Farm Lecture Tonight:Food from Your Backyard: Sustainable Farming in Illinois
Panelists: Lindsay Record, Illinois Stewardship Program LaDonna Redmond, Institute for Community Resource Development Angela Mason, Director, Community Gardening and Green Youth Farm, Chicago Botanic Garden
Moderator: Laurel Ross, Urban Conservation Director, ECCo, The Field Museum
Join local . . . → Read More: The Field Museum presents a FREE lecture 10.21.10
Sunday, August 8 2010 at 2pm
Roots and Rays Community Garden
1513-1519 W Cullerton
Composting your kitchen scraps and yard trimmings is an easy, low maintenance way to reduce your household waste by up to 30%. Join C3 (Chicago Conservation Corps) Trainee and Roots and Rays Gardener Christine Ferriter to learn how to . . . → Read More: C3 Leader Christine Ferriter Composting Workshop in Pilsen
Join us April 23 for an Earth Day party at the Nature Museum 5-11PM! Earth, Wine and Fire! EarthWineandFire.com . . . → Read More: Earth Wine and Fire: Earth Day benefit party Fri April 23
The holidays come but once a year, but it’s not just their memories that can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, the season of generosity and merriment can leave a lasting impact on the environment too. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans discard 25% more trash than they do during the rest of the year. This totals 2 . . . → Read More: “Greening the Holidays” Guide
Department of Environment News and Opportunities – May 2008 – May 10: Smart Home Green + Wired – May 10: Green Your Closets and Drawers – May 15: Daley Plaza Farmers Market – May 17: Clean and Green – May 17-18: Green Festival – May 17-18: Great Chicago Places and Spaces Tour
Smart Home Green . . . → Read More: DOE News and Opportunities, May 2008
Education and fashion unite to promote a smarter, greener future for Chicago
What: Pivot, Chicago’s first eco-boutique, hosts an open house event to benefit the Academy for Global Citizenship, a new Chicago Public Contract School on the Southwest Side. Opening for Kindergarten and First Grade students in August 2008, the school aims to be a . . . → Read More: Open House at Pivot, Feb 27
Dear C3 Community,
I was a Spring 07 C3 trainee and am happy to announce that I have planned my project and would love for you to join me! This September I opened Pivot – Chicago’s first boutique devoted to eco-fashion. It’s been wonderful introducing people to fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo, soy and . . . → Read More: A Smarter Season, November 27, 2007
Emily Rothenberg posted this in an earlier comment thread about taking action on food safety:
Worked on a campaign called BioETHICS2006 last year, all about food policy around GMO’s and genetically-engineered meats and dairy. It’s so scary that they’ve done that – what a step backwards, gosh. Feel free to visit www.genewise.org if you are . . . → Read More: More on Food Safety
C3 Leader Elizabeth Wyman says:
Whether you eat meat or not, here’s a little something you may want to read this from the Consumers Union (Consumer Reports).
In late December, the FDA decided that milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring are safe to eat. This means that within a few . . . → Read More: Not in Your Food?
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
Urban Permaculture Applications: Food Production Plus
Wednesday, February 7th, 7-9 pm Learn how to apply permaculture to urban living. Even if you have limited indoor growing space, producing more of what you eat, may be increasingly valuable. Learn about home or apartment-scale growing systems for producing your own food and fertilizer, indoors or out. Featuring . . . → Read More: Urban Permaculture: Food Production Feb 7th
Home tip from Living Gently Quarterly:
When the price of head lettuce climbs to $2.50 or more per head and the frigid arctic winds are rattling the windows, you can still enjoy freshly grown produce. And, you don’t even have to leave your home. It doesn’t require long-range transportation from warmer or tropical climes nor . . . → Read More: Sprouting: The Winter Garden
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