Content Creator, including photographs: C3 Blogger Tom from www.letUbeU.com
The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) has put together an impressive resume of accomplishments over the past 5+ years. In case you are new to C3, we are a group of over 400 volunteers and teachers (with 3 staff members to facilitate) who recruit and . . . → Read More: Celebrate the Accomplishments of the Chicago Conservation Corps
Joann Podkul of CSI
Check out this great coverage of C3 and Calumet Stewardship Initiative volunteers working in vernal pools at Hegewisch Marsh over the weekend. Michael Puente from WBEZ joined us to help uncover the great restoration and open space preservation work happening in the area.
This work . . . → Read More: C3 and CSI talk with WBEZ about Hegewisch Marsh
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
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
Visit Fall 2009 C3 Leadership Training for full details.
2008 Chicago West Nile Virus Public Education and Community Outreach Campaign
West Nile Virus infection (WNV) is an illness conveyed to humans primarily by mosquitoes. In most cases, people infected with WNV either show no symptoms or have very mild flu-like symptoms, called West Nile fever. WNV is an urgent issue that needs to be . . . → Read More: Spread the word about West Nile Virus
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
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
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
Kevin Walsh of Chicago Peak Oil recommends The Story of Stuff, calling it “a great animated movie, which can be downloaded for free, that shows the story of resources from extraction, production, distribution, consumption to disposal.”
Illinois Rain Garden Initiative The Illinois Rain Garden Initiative is designed to empower students and communities to confront local flooding concerns, restore native Illinois prairie habitats, and learn about green solutions to storm water management. The Lieutenant Governor’s Office will award 22 grants of $500 each to plant rain gardens. Eligible organizations include public institutions, . . . → Read More: Opportunities and grant programs in Illinois
Of the 25 billion single-serving plastic water bottles Americans use each year, 80% end up in landfills. Recycle your water bottles and, better yet, choose to re-use a refillable water bottle made of a refill-safe material. (BeGreenNow.com)
Last year on August 18, 2007 during and after the Air and Water Show, my group of 15 . . . → Read More: Plastic Bottle Awareness