South East

How Green is Chicago’s Tenth Ward? Help us count the ways.

Green Buildings [Partial to total sustainable design]

Permeable streets 108th Street from State Line Road to Avenue D

Harry B. Deas 4th District Police Station [thermal panels on roof], 2255 E. 103rd


Villa Guadalupe Senior Residence [solar panels, roof garden], 3201 East 91st St.

Vodak East Side Library, 3710 E. 106th Street

Claretian-built Energy-efficient Affordable Housing [Various sites in South


Rainbow Apparel, [LEED Certified] 9046 S. Commercial Avenue

Victory Center: Assisted/Ind. Senior Residences[LEED Silver] 3251 E. 92nd St.

7th and 10th Ward Streets and San. Building [LEED Gold] 9160 S. Mackinaw

Green Gardens

Artists’ Garden, 8951 S. Brandon

Bush Homeowners and Tenants Association Garden, 8457-59 S. Buffalo

Senior Inspirational Garden [7th Ward], 8250 S. Buffalo

South Chicago Senior Citizens’ Garden, 3130 E. 92nd Street

8805 S. Exchange Block Club Garden

Victory Garden, 8911 S. Exchange

10549 S. Hoxie Prairie Garden

South Chicago People’s Park [Claretian Associates], 9100 S. Buffalo

Advocate Trinity Hospital Roof Garden [8th Ward], 2320 E. 93rd St.

GreenCorps Gardens – Bowen Campus, [8th Ward] 2710 East 89th Street

Green Open Space/Natural Areas

Eggers Woods Forest Preserve, 112th and Avenue E

Burnham Greenway, North end at 104th and Indianapolis Blvd.

Hegewisch Marsh, 132nd and Torrence

Wolf Lake William W. Powers Conservation Area, 126th and Avenue O

Powderhorn Lake and Prairie, 138th and Brainerd

Lake Michigan/Calumet Park Beach, 99th and Crilly Drive

Marian Byrnes Natural Area, 103rd and Van Vlissingen

Help with Recycling

Plastic bag collection boxes in local stores and businesses

Battery drop-off centers: 10th Ward Alderman’s Office, 3522 E. 106th St.

Ink Cartridge drop-off centers: Office Depot stores

BigBelly Solar Compactors [Commercial Avenue and Calumet Park]

Everlights [Electronic equipment], 9901 S. Torrence

Calumet and Rowan Park/Strack & Van Til/Hammond Environmental Center bins

Pending Projects

USGBC LEED Neighborhood Development Plan approved 4/2010

Ford Calumet Environmental Center, 134th and Torrence

CDOE Energy Assistance/Weatherization Program

Lake Calumet Vision Plan

Park 503, 89th and 90th and Mackinaw – Growing Power site

Calumet Ecological Park and Friends of the Parks “Last 4 Miles”

Supportive Organizations

10th Ward Alderman’s Office

South Chicago Chamber of Commerce

Claretian Associates, Inc.

Chicago Department of Planning

Chicago Department of the Environment

10th Ward Green Summit Partners

Arnold Mireles School Green Team

CDOE Chicago Conservation Corps [C3]

CDOE Southeast Regional C3 Network

CDOE Student Conservation Clubs

Southeast Environmental Task Force

Calumet Ecological Park Association

Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative

Calumet Green Corps

Blacks in Green

Delta Institute

BOLD/Calumet Is My Backyard [CIMBY]

Calumet Stewardship Initiative

Field Museum Calumet Environmental Education Program

Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach Project

Additional Natural Areas and Resources on the South Side/

Suburbs and in NW Indiana

Dan Ryan Woods

Whistler Woods

Kickapoo Prairie and Woods

Beaubien Woods and Flatfoot Lake

Dolton Prairie

Green Lake

Sand Ridge Nature Center

Hammond Parks Foundation

Gibson Woods Wild Ones

Dunes Learning Center

Taltree Arboretum

Shirley Heinze Land Trust

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