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40% of our food goes to waste. What does that mean to you and your family? Watch, wonder, laugh, and discover easy actio...
04/15/2015

40% of our food goes to waste. What does that mean to you and your family? Watch, wonder, laugh, and discover easy actions to reduce your food waste at Chicago’s #OneEarthDayFilm Screening of "Just Eat It.” 6 p.m. on Wed., April 22 Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Admission is FREE; pre-registration is recommended at oneearthfilmfest.org

Our partners at Chicago Conservation Corps are now recruiting for their Spring 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Se...
03/27/2015
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - Chicago Conservation Corps

Our partners at Chicago Conservation Corps are now recruiting for their Spring 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series. During the training, you'll learn from community and environmental leaders about urban environmental challenges and opportunities for change; then you'll lead a sustainability service project in your community with C3 support and resources.

To participate in the training course, you must be an adult Chicago resident and attend one of the orientations listed below. The course will be held at C3’s home, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, Wednesdays, April 29 through May 27, 5:30-9:00 p.m. A $75 fee covers course participation and project support. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Attend an orientation to learn more; visit www.naturemuseum.org/c3 or call 773-755-5100 x5039 to reserve a space.

• Tuesday, April 14, noon to 1 p.m., Chicago Department of Transportation, 30 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor
• Wednesday, April 15, 6 to 7 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
• Thursday, April 16, 6 to 7 p.m., @Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell
• Saturday, April 18, 10 to 11 a.m., National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.

We are dedicated to creating a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions, and public forums to grow our region's urban connection to the world of nature and science.

Southeast Environmental Task Force
03/18/2015

Southeast Environmental Task Force

The City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), Openlands and Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) partnership known as "Space to Grow" received a "New Champions" award from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA). This organization recognizes the efforts of hundreds of organizations working to promote opportunities for physical activity among people in various settings, physical abilities and ages. The partnership also received the Sustainability award from the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) which recognizes excellence in stormwater management across the state of Illinois. And last fall, Space to Grow won a Silver Ribbon Award from Friends of the Chicago River for its creative approach to river sensitive design and implementation.



Space to Grow is a unique public-private partnership that transforms Chicago schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that encourage physical activity, outdoor learning and community engagement, while addressing broader environmental issues, including stormwater management and water conservation. In addition to providing community members in low-income neighborhoods with safe outdoor spaces to play and be active, Space to Grow schoolyards help Chicago Public Schools meet its daily recess and physical education requirements for elementary schools.

Below is a photo of Grissom School found in SETF's background after the transformation from dull, drab asphalted surface to a healthy, more sustainable one.

Chicago Green Office Challenge Round 4 Continues through Earth Day – Register and Play the Challenge Now! Businesses and...
02/10/2015
Chicago Green Office Challenge

Chicago Green Office Challenge Round 4 Continues through Earth Day – Register and Play the Challenge Now!

Businesses and organizations across the city can still register and log activities in fourth round of the Chicago Green Office Challenge, which runs through Earth Day (April 22).

The Challenge is an impact-driven program that encourages friendly competition among commercial offices and individuals to adopt sustainable practices at work and at home. By playing the Challenge, participants take concrete action to earn points for their companies and make Chicago more competitive, livable, and sustainable.

Register your office to play by visiting www.ChicagoGOC.com, and follow the Challenge online: Facebook.com/ChicagoGreenOfficeChallenge, @ChiGreenOffice.

Upcoming Green Office Challenge Events:
• 2/19, 6:00-8:00pm: Joint Networking Event with Illinois B Corps (RSVP): Learn about the Challenge and hear from Andy Fyfe of B Lab who will talk about how B Corps uses the power of business as a force for good in the world and in Chicago.
• 2/26, 12:00-1:00pm: Energy Efficiency At-Home Lunchtime Learning Event (RSVP): Learn about energy efficiency measures you can take at home that can save you money and earn points for the Challenge, featuring Michael Harrington of Elevate Energy and Kevin Dick of the Delta Institute

Email [email protected] or call (312) 651-4341 for more information and to get involved!

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Congratulations to the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on officially launching yesterday! Thank you to the environmental o...
02/05/2015

Congratulations to the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on officially launching yesterday! Thank you to the environmental organizing community, clean energy businesses, and labor unions for leading a push to create 32,000 new jobs annually by raising energy efficiency goals to 20% and renewable energy generation to 35% by 2025 in the State of Illinois.
#CleanJobsIL

This morning the Mayor joined state labor, environmental and business leaders to endorse a clean jobs framework that will generate more than $400 million a year in energy efficiency and renewable energy in Chicago, creating thousands of jobs annually. http://bit.ly/1EGvhhf

(Photo by Brooke Collins)

Recently the City of Chicago partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Ener...
11/04/2014

Recently the City of Chicago partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy State of Illinois, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, and others on Workplace Charging for Electric Vehicles workshop.

#DidYouKnow that #Illinois ranks among the top ten states for the number of charging stations installed for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)? This number will continue to grow with the help of our Workplace Charging Challenge partners. More than 15 Illinois organizations have committed to providing employee PEV charging by joining the Challenge, including the State of Illinois—the largest employer in the state! Learn more about Illinois’ financial incentives for #PEVs and charging stations: http://1.usa.gov/1FMnflV.

Chicago Mayor's Office and partners World Wildlife Fund, Vote Solar Initiative, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Cook ...
07/10/2014
Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program

Chicago Mayor's Office and partners World Wildlife Fund, Vote Solar Initiative, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Cook County Government, and others are launching a new program, Solar Chicago, that will make rooftop solar more affordable than ever for Chicago residents.

Through the Solar Chicago program, Chicago residents will be able to install solar starting at $3.49 per-watt - more than a 25% discount off the average market installation costs. This offer is available for the next few months.

Visit the Solar Chicago homepage to sign up! http://www.mygroupenergy.com/group/solarchicago/

Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar.

06/02/2014
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

“I applaud President Obama for his historic leadership on climate change. The goals set today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the flexibility in meeting them will unlock unprecedented practical solutions across the country, reducing carbon pollution, improving health and strengthening our economy. In Chicago we have taken direct action to improve sustainability, moving our power away from coal, accelerating energy efficiency and fortifying public transit. At the same time we have grown employment and improved the competitiveness of our city. Climate change is a challenge that requires national leadership. Through today's actions the President has strengthened our country, enhancing the future for us all.” - Mayor Rahm Emanuel

City of Chicago :: Sustainable Chicago Poster Design Competition: City In A Garden
03/18/2014
City of Chicago :: Sustainable Chicago Poster Design Competition: City In A Garden

City of Chicago :: Sustainable Chicago Poster Design Competition: City In A Garden

The City of Chicago welcomes designers to the Sustainable Chicago Poster Design Competition: CITY IN A GARDEN. Centered on the belief that graphic design can affect positive change, CITY IN A GARDEN seeks to integrate innovative and compelling design into Chicago's urban fabric. Winning posters will...

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)
03/17/2014

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)

Chicago has been named the 2014 Earth Hour Capital of the US by the World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour City Challenge. Tell us what you think it means to be a sustainable city by joining the “City in a Garden” poster design contest. Winning posters will be displayed as public art throughout the city. To learn more visit: http://bit.ly/1qLUyOz

The Chicago Solar Express makes solar easier than ever for residents and businesses across the city, supporting the emis...
10/22/2013

The Chicago Solar Express makes solar easier than ever for residents and businesses across the city, supporting the emissions reduction goals of the Chicago Climate Action Plan
Learn more at solar.cityofchicago.org

Introducing the Chicago Solar Express: a new streamlined process for installing rooftop solar panels. We’re aiming to promote a vibrant solar sector while helping to mitigate Chicago’s carbon footprint, making it easier for Chicago residents and businesses to go green, decrease wait times, and cut fees by 25%. Read more: http://bit.ly/17cslKx

(Photo via The Energy Collective)

By cutting fees, reducing time-in-line for permits, and streamlining processes, the City has made putting solar on your ...
08/08/2013
ISEA City of Chicago Solar August Events Flyer

By cutting fees, reducing time-in-line for permits, and streamlining processes, the City has made putting solar on your roof as efficient and affordable as possible. Over the next few weeks, the City is partnering with the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) on a series of public community meetings to educate residents and business owners on how to ‘go solar’ in Chicago.

Join one of these free events to learn how you can be part of the clean energy revolution in the Chicago!

Four convenient locations and times:

August 13 6:00 - 7:30PM Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted Street
August 19 6:00 - 7:30PM Near North Branch, 310 W. Division
August 21 6:00 - 7:30PM Austin-Irving Branch, 6100 W. Irving Park Road
August 22 6:00 - 7:30PM Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln

This work was made possible by a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot grant in partnership with Environmental Law & Policy Center, West Monroe Partners, and ComEd.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/158517980/ISEA-City-of-Chicago-Solar-August-Events-Flyer

The City of Chicago and the Illinois Solar Energy Association invite residents to learn how solar energy can work for you. Discover how solar energy works and learn about the City. Plus: win a Free Solar Site Assessment! Four convenient locations and times August 13 6:00 - 7:30PM Woodson Regional Li...

Through the City's municipal aggregation program, Mayor Emanuel committed Chicago to being coal-free. Now, with a new 5%...
07/09/2013

Through the City's municipal aggregation program, Mayor Emanuel committed Chicago to being coal-free. Now, with a new 5% allocation for Illinois-based wind power, Mayor Emanuel has doubled Chicago's commitment to wind, reducing our carbon footprint by 16% and advancing the long-term goals of the Chicago Climate Action Plan.

The City’s aggregation program has doubled the amount of wind energy to Chicago customers received via ComED. That’s the equivalent of taking 100,000 cars off the road! Five percent of the electricity provided to Chicago customers through the City’s municipal aggregation agreement will be generated by Illinois wind farms. More: http://bit.ly/12jb9OM

(Photo by Mike Nye)

Patrick L. Pyszka/City of Chicago
05/02/2013

Patrick L. Pyszka/City of Chicago

City of Chicago and partners convened to celebrate Earth Day and discuss the opportunities to engage communities through data and technology

Green your yard & your wallet! The Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program, a partnership between Center for Neighborhood ...
04/18/2013
http://sustainablebackyards.org/

Green your yard & your wallet! The Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program, a partnership between Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) & City of Chicago, has a great new website at www.sustainablebackyards.org. Submit your rebates for up to 50% back on compost bins, rain barrels, trees, and native plants today!

Kathleen O’Donnell’s Cistern ProjectEver feel motivated to start a green project but don’t know where to start? Well, check out Kathleen O’Donnell’s story …tags rain barrels

03/27/2013
City of Chicago Climate Action

Fewer emissions, less waste, smarter practices. Ever wondered about the real-world examples that result in these green business headlines? A new report, Building a Sustainable Region: Innovative practices from Metro Chicago’s global corporations, details exactly how businesses in the metro Chicago region are helping to make it one of the country’s greenest cites. Read the report here: bit.ly/14aroz1

City of Chicago Climate Action

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)
03/25/2013

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)

This weekend we turned the lights out to raise visibility during the World Wildlife Fund’s International Earth Hour Challenge. Chicago was also awarded the Earth Hour Climate Leaders Award for its actions to address climate change. More info: http://bit.ly/ZlhB4N

Photo by Dave Boenzi

03/23/2013
Delta Institute

Turning off lights for Earth Hour tonight? Take a picture, tag it with #ChiEarthHour & earn points in the Green Office Challenge!

Hey, Chicago! Sun's going down in a few hours... get ready to share your best Earth Hour pic's with #ChiEarthHour to earn points for the Chicago Green Office Challenge

Climate action is community.
03/21/2013

Climate action is community.

Toolkit workshop @ UIC today, 3:30! We have had a few people cancel so if you want to come, this is your opportunity--just show up!

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)
03/09/2013

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)

The Earth Hour City Challenge, celebrates cities across the nation that have worked towards creating renewable futures. Check out why we think Chicago is the greenest city and lend us your vote today: http://bit.ly/14WZhky

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)
03/04/2013

Former Chicago Mayor’s Office (2011-2019)

Happy birthday, Chicago!

This week PBSNewsHour examined the challenges climate change pose to cities and looked to Chicago for answers on mitigat...
10/11/2012
How to Build a Cooler City | PBS NewsHour | Oct. 9, 2012

This week PBSNewsHour examined the challenges climate change pose to cities and looked to Chicago for answers on mitigation and adaptation. From pavement to roofs to cooling centers and more, watch and learn more about how Chicago is coping.

As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series.

Yesterday Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert launched Sustainable Chicago 2015,...
09/26/2012
City of Chicago :: Sustainable Chicago 2015

Yesterday Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert launched Sustainable Chicago 2015, the City's roadmap to improving sustainability near term, advancing the goals laid out in the Chicago Climate Action Plan.

A sustainable Chicago is a Chicago that spends less on energy usage, creates jobs in up-and-coming industries, responsibly maintains and upgrades its infrastructure and ensures that every Chicagoan has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Decisions made by civic leaders in the past protected our 26 miles of public lakefront, created 580 parks, built the 224 miles of L track, and laid the foundation for the Chicago we all enjoy.

The roadmap outlines 24 goals in 7 areas critical to Chicago:
1. Economic Development and Job Creation
2. Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
3. Transportation Options
4. Water and Wastewater
5. Parks, Open Space, and Healthy Food
6. Waste and Recycling
7. Climate Change

Some example goals include a commitment to improve citywide energy efficiency by 5%, reduce municipal fossil fuel consumption by 10%, decrease water use and improve stormwater management, increase access to parks and recycling, as well as reduce carbon emissions and establish Chicago as a hub for the growing sustainable economy.

Read more on the City's website: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/progs/env/sustainable_chicago2015.html

"A sustainable Chicago is a city that spends less on energy use with each passing year, creates good-paying jobs in up-and-coming industries, responsibly maintains and upgrades its infrastructure, and ensures every Chicagoan has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle." -- Mayor Emanu...

04/25/2012
Chicago, Santa Monica, and Purcellville Named 2012 Siemens Sustainable Community Award Winners

Did you know that Chicago was chosen for the Siemens Sustainable Community Award? Thanks to the Chicago Climate Action Plan partners, we'll be planting $20,000 worth of trees in the City!

U.S. Communities Demonstrate Sustainability as Part of a Broad Integrated Plan for SuccessWASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation announced to

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