Wednesday, April 16, 2008

UNC Event: 'Uptown Goes Green' April 26

You're invited to join your Uptown neighbors for an Earth-friendly event. Come and learn how you can live a more eco-friendly life 365 days a year. Various speakers will share practical, hands-on tips on how to go green--and save green ($$) in the process.

Uptown Goes Green Event

Saturday, April 26
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. John's Assyrian Church
1421 W. Lawrence

10 a.m. What's happening with electric and natural gas proposed rates?
David Kolata, Citizens' Utility Board Exec. Dir.

10:30 Real time energy pricing & reducing your electric bills
Stephanie Folk, Center for Neighborhood Technology

11:00 Eating green and reducing your carbon footprint
Zina Murray, Logan Square Green Kitchen

11:30 How to do an eco-friendly house rehab
Nadine Bopp, Professor and Environmentalist

Noon What's powering the bicycle revolution?
Harry Wray, DePaul Professor & Author of Pedal Power

12:30 Overview on Chicago's new laws to protect bicyclists
Arline Welty, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

1 p.m. How to go solar in your home, tour and lecture
Greg Redfaeirn, Uptown owner of a solar 2-flat

All events are free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a free compact fluorescent bulb. You can also enter a drawing for a free membership to the I-GO car sharing program.

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