South West

Neighborhoods
Clearing
West Lawn
Chicago Lawn
West Englewood
Englewood
Ashburn
Auburn Gresham
Beverly
Washington Heights
Mt. Greenwood
Morgan Park
Roseland
West Pullman

Members
Michele McSwain
Gabriel Irurhe
Lauren Daniel
Mary Abeleda
Nicole Daly
Samantha Mattone

MEETINGS AND INVOLVEMENT
Next Meeting Date: April 25, 2011
Location (including address): Wrightwood Ashburn Public Library@8530 S. Kedzie
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We meet once per month on the third Wednesday of each month.

INVOLVEMENT
Contact our Outreach Person, Lauren Daniel, at southwestc3@gmail.com if you want to learn about an upcoming event or RSVP.
C3 Leader, Michele McSwain, is in charge of arranging meeting dates and time.
Our meetings are open to the public and/or concerned community members, so please join us!

REGIONAL FOCUS AND ACTIVITY
Regional environmental strengths:
forest preserves, current use of recycling, less congestion
Regional environmental challenges:
uneven/inconsistency in recycling, flooding, vacant lots and the Southwest being forgotten and less “green” development

What is this region working on right now?
Vacant lots, weatherization, education and light pollution

What has this region done recently?
Weatherization seminars, composting/rain barrel use

What we would like to accomplish in the future:
We will pursue more educational programming at the library and in the southwest region as a whole. Additionally, we will explore more beautification projects, working with other groups and on individual projects.

Nicole will check on vacant lot at 115th and Western, Beverly Improvement Association.
Michele will check on Marquette Park garden, and their need for support.
Mary Abeleda will host an Earth Day event on April 20 from 9am-12pm.
Bubbly Creek/35th and the River is the closest ‘Southside’ River Day site, May 14, 9am-12pm.
If anyone would like to volunteer at Green Festival, they should contact Lauren Daniel.