Thursday, April 7, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day on April 16th

Conservation is the focus of the fourth annual North Lake Shore Earth Day celebration on Saturday April 16, Chicago’s largest multi-community Earth Day event. North Side organizations and activists from Andersonville, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, and Uptown, with support from Loyola University Chicago, will show Chicagoans about  "Saving Green Together," so we can save money while saving the planet.

A free, all-day, family event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., North Lake Shore Earth Day is an initiative a part of Loyola University Chicago’s Weekend of Excellence. There will be
  • a workshop on creating your own urban garden
  • a workshop about recycling your old cell phone and other electronics
  • community bike rides and safety lessons
  • food tasting and a green fair
  • a talk by Ald. Mary Ann Smith about how she preserved green space in the 48th Ward
  • a discussion on how to create pedestrian-friendly streets and neighborhoods
  • a child's area sponsored by Rep. Harry Osterman
Click here for more details and to learn how to pre-register for the workshops.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks UU! I've registered for the workshops on...
    -How to create pedestrian-friendly streets &
    -Mary Ann's presentation on perserving community green space

    This is especially timely since the Wilson Yard and Turman parking completely amputated our pedestrian access to the El station, Target and Aldi's.
    Uban planning nightmare.