Building a Sustainable Chicago
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Building a Sustainable Chicago

  • 358 West Ontario Street #3W Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)
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City Intel's inaugural community event focusing on building a sustainable Chicago. Enjoy a panel of 3 of Chicago's leaders from public, private and civic sectors.

Speakers:

1) Ugo Okere - Previously one of Chicago's youngest aldermanic candidates.
Background: https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/40th-ward-candidate-for-alderman-ugo-okere/

2) TBA

3) TBA

Opening Remarks: 6pm

Panel- 6:05-7:15pm

Refreshments & networking - 7:15-8pm

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$10 a person

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E2 Webinar: Clean Energy Jobs in America 2019
Mar
20
12:30 PM12:30

E2 Webinar: Clean Energy Jobs in America 2019

Clean energy now employs about 3.3 million Americans.

That’s more Americans than work as school teachers, as waiters and waitresses - and about three times as many Americans than work in oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuel industries.

Please join E2 to learn about the findings of the recently released 2019 US Energy Employment Report (USEER) and E2’s new 2019 Clean Jobs America report, which is based on the USEER findings.

In addition to learning about state rankings and industry breakdowns for jobs in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, energy storage and other sectors, you’ll learn new details about demographics and salary information for these positions, along with hiring predictions and other relevant information.

We’ll also discuss the importance of state and federal policies to keep these jobs growing, and how E2 is using this data to help advance policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment on Capitol Hill and in state capitals across the country.


Speakers:

David Foster
Distinguished Associate,
Energy Futures Initiative (USEER co-author)


Philip Jordan
Vice President & Principal,
BW Research Partnership (USEER co-author)


Pat Stanton
Director of Policy,
E4 The Future


Moderated by Bob Keefe, E2 Executive Director

About the Speakers:

Philip Jordan is the executive director of the Economic Advancement Research Institute and the vice president of BW Research Partnership. Phil has authored numerous reports, including national solar labor market studies, regional renewable energy and green construction analyses, and comprehensive reports on industry clusters from healthcare to technology. He previously served the director of the San Diego and Imperial Region Center of Excellence, where he provided training and skill gap analysis to the nine community colleges in his region. His research focused primarily on healthcare, information and communications technologies, and green industries. Prior to managing the Center, Phil was a consultant for Mass Insight, a private consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an Associate at Bingham McCutchen where he practiced real estate, environmental, and aviation law. Phil lives in Massachusetts and has offices in Wrentham, MA and Carlsbad, CA.

 David Foster served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz from 2014-2017 on energy, environmental, climate, economic development, workforce development and labor relations issues. During that period he designed and implemented the creation of the Department of Energy’s Jobs Strategy Council, an initiative that linked the department’s technical and financial resources to a wide group of external stakeholders including state and local governments, private sector energy and manufacturing businesses, non-profits, academic institutions, and labor unions. Prior to working at the DOE, Dave served as the founding Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance (BGA), a strategic partnership of 14 of America’s most important unions and environmental organizations with a combined membership of 14.5 million. Dave has spoken extensively on the subjects of climate change, economic development and the transition to a low carbon economy to audiences of business, labor, environmental and government policy makers around the world.

Pat Stanton is a nationally recognized, award-winning expert in regulatory policy analysis and advocacy who works tirelessly to improve public policies related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the full range of demand resources. Among other initiatives, she is leading E4TheFuture's Faces of EE campaign. Prior to E4TheFuture she served as policy advocacy lead at CSG (2003-2015) and led a consulting service for Clean Energy Markets participants. Before CSG, she was Deputy Commissioner at Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER). Pat earned master’s degrees from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government (Public Administration) and MIT (Civil Engineering). She is also a power knitter and a cyclist in the American Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine the past few years.

Bob Keefe is E2’s Executive Director, overseeing E2’s work across the country and coordinating E2’s staff and chapters stretching from Boston to San Diego. Bob speaks regularly about the economic benefits of smart environmental policies; the clean energy economy; jobs and related issues, and has been widely quoted in publications nationwide. Prior to joining E2 in 2011, Bob spent more than 20 years as a political, business and environmental journalist. 

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E2 Webinar: The Clean Energy Jobs Act
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

E2 Webinar: The Clean Energy Jobs Act

Just last week, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition released the details of the Clean Energy Jobs Act at seven press conferences across the state. The legislation aims to move Illinois towards 100% clean energy, dramatically expand energy efficiency programs, decarbonize the power sector and increase electric vehicle penetration. 

Join us on March 18th to learn how the Clean Energy Jobs Act will bring new jobs, investment and renewable energy development to our state.  Then find out what you can do to support this exciting legislation.


Featuring
Senator Cristina Castro, 
22nd District, Illinois State Senate
Andrew Barbeau, President, The Accelerate Group

Moderated by Micaela Preskill, E2 Midwest Advocate


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If you have questions, please contact Micaela Preskill at mpreskill@e2.org 

About the Speakers:

State Senator Cristina Castro is Chief Co-sponsor of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. She has served in the Illinois State Senate since January 2017. Castro represents the 22nd district, which includes parts of Cook and Kane County Northwest of Chicago. Castro has a marketing and communications management background and has held positions in both the public and private sector. Her career in elected public service career began in 2008 when she was elected to the Kane County Board.

Andrew Barbeau is president of The Accelerate Group, a Chicago-based company working to accelerate civic transformation. Through The Accelerate Group, Mr. Barbeau has helped companies, governments, and not-for-profits working to advance clean tech, innovation, education, health, good government and economic development projects at a local and global scale. He previously served as managing director and co-founder of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation. He also co-founded the Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster, a collaborative effort by more than 200 entities to make Chicago a global hub for smart grid economic and technology development. 

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Citizen's Utility Board Presents - How to Save $ and Energy
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Citizen's Utility Board Presents - How to Save $ and Energy

  • Chicago Public Library - Lincoln/Belmont Branch (map)
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Cate York from Citizens Utility Board will visit with Chicago 350 and discuss how to save energy (and money!) by taking advantage of incentives for energy efficiency, solar panels, community solar, and real-time electricity pricing. Cate will also share a bit on EV's and new legislation proposals for renewable energy.

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2019 Wild Things Conference
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Wild Things Conference

  • Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (map)
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The conference will feature over 100 Presentations, 60 Exhibits, and a multitude of Performances, Poster Sessions and Networking Opportunities celebrating this region’s nature and how people enjoy and protect it.

With our larger venue, Wild Things may host up to 3,000 attendees this year.

The 2019 Keynote speaker will be Gary Nabhan, noted ecologist and author of many books including Enduring Seeds (1989), The Forgotten Pollinators(1996), and Food from the Radical Center (2018). Mr. Nabhan’s talk is entitled: Restoring Nature, Food and Justice.

Once you purchase tickets on the Eventbrite website you will be given your own page on Sched, an app where you can build a personal schedule and find conference details such as session schedules and descriptions, speaker bios, and lots more. You can even use the Sched app on your phone to plan your schedule on conference day.

As in previous years, all sessions are first-come, first-served, but we do ask that you select sessions and create a schedule on Sched. This provides important information that will allow us to assign the largest rooms to the most-requested sessions.

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Chicago Gateway Green Presents: Wintergreen 2019
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Chicago Gateway Green Presents: Wintergreen 2019

Join Chicago's hardest-working group of young professionals, the Associate Board of Chicago Gateway Green, for an evening atop the dana hotel and spa at Apogee Lounge. Learn about the work Chicago Gateway Green does to continue to create and improve green spaces throughout Chicago and along its many expressways and get a sneak peak at our other upcoming amazing events - Gaming for Green and Green Tie Ball - while you enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, delicious passed appetizers, and sweeping city views. We will be raffling off tickets to this year's Gaming for Green event, a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on July 18, 2019!

Since 1986, Chicago Gateway Green has planted 4,000 trees, 80,150 shrubs, 130,000 perennials, and picked up 1.35 million pounds of litter. Along with our public art installations, CGG develops and maintains sweeping landscapes which feature our sponsors, over 100 gardens along Chicago's busy Expressways.

This is a 21+ event. 100% of the proceeds go to support Chicago Gateway Green, a 501c3 organization. Questions? Email events@gatewaygreen.org or visit our website at gatewaygreen.org

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Chicago Impact Investing Showcase 2019
Feb
19
5:30 PM17:30

Chicago Impact Investing Showcase 2019

Chicago Impact Investing Showcase 2019

Hosted by Impact Engine, Sponsored by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Showcase will highlight the work of impact investors in Chicago and their portfolio companies who are linking financial and social returns. The keynote address will be provided by Julia Stasch, President of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Other presenters include:

Erik Birkerts, Clean Energy Trust

Sara Chamberlain, Energy Foundry

Sridhar Deivasigamani, Intellihot

Rachel Kohler, NowPow

Feyi Olopade, CancerIQ

William W. Towns, Benefit Chicago

Will Tynan, Lotic Labs

Jessica Droste Yagan, Tasha Seitz, & Priya Parrish, Impact Engine

Agenda
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Check-In, Light Dinner & Drinks

6:30 to 8 p.m. - Presentations

Presenting Organizations

Benefit Chicago is mobilizing $100 million in impact investments to finance the growth of impact enterprises throughout the Chicago region.

Clean Energy Trust brings cleantech innovation to market by finding, funding, and growing high-impact cleantech startups from the Midwest.

CancerIQ's software identifies at-risk patients who qualify for genetic testing and delivers results alongside care plan recommendations.

Impact Engine is a venture capital and private equity investment firm focused on growing companies that generate positive outcomes in education, health, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

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Science Riot at the Field Museum
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Science Riot at the Field Museum

Science Riot is an event series adapted from a popular UK program billed as "a thinking person's comedy night."  We give local experts a crash course in standup then throw them on stage to deliver their comedy talk! Want to see great amateur comedy and learn something new in the process? Get your tickets for our next show at the Field Museum below! 

Doors open at 7pm. 7-8pm lobby social hour. 8pm showtime.

Please only use the West entrance doors for entry into this special event at the Field Museum. Drinks will be available for purchase in the West Lobby. This show is for adult audiences only. Tickets are expected to sell out in advance.

Paid parking is available at Soldier Field's North Garage. Parking fee is generally $22 (special events at Soldier Field can cause prices to fluctuate) or you can use the SpotHero app. Please consider car-pooling or use public transportation (Roosevelt stop on the Green and Orange lines). Public bike racks are also available at the West Entrance.

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Better Batteries & Beyond
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Better Batteries & Beyond

Please join E2 Midwest as we explore new technologies, the policy landscape for energy storage and the formation of a Chicago-area pilot for community electric vehicle charging stations.Batteries play a critical role in increasing clean energy from storing renewable energy to powering electric vehicles. With cutting edge programs at Argonne National Labs and the state legislature considering policies that support the development of energy storage, Illinois is at the center of harnessing battery technology to create greater economic opportunities.


Featuring:

George Crabtreee – Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR)

Senator Don Harmon – 39th District of Illinois

Mark Nabong – Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Vanessa Perkins – Fellow, 1Hotels Fellowship at E2

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2019 Winter Networking Night
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Winter Networking Night

The Illinois Green Alliance Emerging Professionals invite you to the 2019 Winter Networking Night! Join us for an evening of networking with a diverse group of professionals working to make our city, state and region more sustainable, vibrant and prosperous.

Agenda:

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Arrival & Networking
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Introductions, Priorities, Projects & Getting Involved
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM Networking

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Clean Water Open House
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Water Open House

At this Open House, Water Team members will discuss ongoing activities and opportunities for volunteers to get involved, including: Engaging in advocacy and political action for clean water protections. Participating in our Water Sampling program to monitor the health and pollution levels of local waterways. Planning educational events such as World Water Day. Organizing community engagement and stewardship events, like beach and river cleanups. This gathering will greatly help us plan our work and we want to hear from you! Join us for a fun evening and an engaging discussion. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Chicago 350 Monthly Meeting - Chicagoland Utilities
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Chicago 350 Monthly Meeting - Chicagoland Utilities

Intro to 350

Presentation - A representative from the ComEd and Peoples Gas Energy Efficiency programs will explain how consumers can take advantage of free and low cost measures to make their homes more efficient, lower their carbon footprint, and save money on their utility bill

Q&A

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Chicago Mayoral Candidates Forum on Food & Environmental Justice
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Forum on Food & Environmental Justice

Hear how mayoral candidates would promote a comprehensive vision of Food and Environmental Justice that includes:

- Building community wealth through supporting food entrepreneurship in underserved communities,
- Supporting and expanding the Good Food Purchasing Policy passed by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Parks Department,
- Driving sustainable urban and industrial redevelopment supports a community-based green economy while contributing to community health,
- And equitable access to healthy, sustainable, local, fair and humane food.

We will provide Spanish language interpretation.

This event is hosted by Chicago State University’s Honors College and the Chicago State Department of Geography, Sociology, History, African American Studies, and Anthropology.

Co-sponsors include: Chicago Environmental Justice Network, Chicago Food Policy Action Council, Chicago South East Side Coalition To Ban Petcoke, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Grow Greater Englewood, Ixchel, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Street Vendors Association of Chicago, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Chicago Southside NAACP, Urban Growers Collective and Urban Stewards Action Network.

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Energy Policy in the New Congress
Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Energy Policy in the New Congress

  • pin Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago - EPIC (map)
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As the 116th Congress takes its seat, the dynamics around U.S. climate policy are potentially more interesting than at any time in nearly a decade. Incoming Democratic members have promised to propose a Green New Deal that they claim would support job growth and reduced carbon emissions. Meanwhile, House leadership is considering revisiting cap-and-trade legislation passed in 2009 that narrowly failed in the Senate. And, despite Republicans’ historical opposition to most climate policies, nascent support for a carbon tax by several members in the Climate Solutions Caucus was one of the few bright spots in U.S. climate policy in 2018.

But how strong is voter support for strong action on climate change—particularly carbon pricing? Vulnerable Republican members who support climate policies risk electoral challenges, and even progressive Washington State failed to pass a ballot initiative introducing a carbon price in 2018. In short, what are Americans willing to pay to fight climate change?

Join EPIC and a distinguished panel of political and policy leaders as we discuss the dynamics at play in the new Congress.

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Environmental Chicago: Industry Night
Jan
28
5:30 PM17:30

Environmental Chicago: Industry Night

You are invited to the only networking event that bridges the gaps between the environmental sectors in the Chicago area. We have representatives from the for-profit, academic, non-profit and everything in between!

This might be the most interesting speaker ever. Keisha Glover, of Independent Recycling Services, will grace us with her presence and knowledge of the recycling industry in Chicago. Why is something recyclable? Not because it's able to be recycled.....but because the market is there for it. The inner workings of how and why our things are being recycled here in Chicago will be revealed. Wear a poncho 'cuz we might blow some minds.

This is a free event at the Dovetail Brewery tap room. Beer is available for purchase and it's a bring-your-own-food establishment. Parking is free and easy breezy but please use the just-as-convenient public transportation options just blocks away.

To learn more about Environmental Chicago please visit EnvChi.org.

Facebook - Group Page 

Eventbrite - Tickets (You can show up without, but it is helpful to know group size ahead of time)

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IAEP Student Career Seminar at DePaul University
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

IAEP Student Career Seminar at DePaul University

Take charge of your future career in the environmental professions by attending a FREE student career seminar presented by DePaul University and the Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals. 

Today’s job market is very challenging. You need to to separate yourself from the crowd. 

At this event, you will have the chance to meet working professionals and hear about how you can prepare for your career.

Pre-Registration is Required: http://www.iaepnetwork.org

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Webinar: Great Lakes Priorities for Congress & How You Can Help in 2019
Jan
24
11:30 AM11:30

Webinar: Great Lakes Priorities for Congress & How You Can Help in 2019

This month marks the beginning of a new Congress, which brings new opportunities for the Great Lakes. Although things are messy in DC right now, we're working to make sure clean water is a priority. Join us at 11:30am CST on Thursday, January 24th for our webinar, Great Lakes Priorities for Congress & How You Can Help in 2019.

We’ll cover our priorities for the new Congress to protect the lakes and the communities that depend on them. We’ll also share how you can get involved.   

Join me, Alliance President & CEO Joel Brammeier, and Policy Director Crystal Davis for this briefing on our 2019 Great Lakes Priorities for Congress. We’ll talk about the current political landscape in DC, what it means for the Great Lakes, and what it’s going to take to protect the lakes in 2019.

We’ll also leave plenty of time to answer your questions. I hope you can make it!

Sincerely,
Molly Flanagan
Vice President for Policy

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100 Conversations for 100% Clean Energy
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

100 Conversations for 100% Clean Energy

With all of the news about electric vehicles, solar panels, and climate impacts, have you ever thought about what a 100% clean energy future would look like? What could that transition look like in Chicago?

We believe that community voices and values should be the foundation of that collective movement, so lets get together and discuss a promising and intentional future! Join us for one of our upcoming community dialogues this month as we explore ideas and perspectives about Chicago's clean energy future.

Please RSVP here: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z0000027LItQAM

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NAEP Webinar, Ethics for the Environmental Professional
Jan
16
2:00 PM14:00

NAEP Webinar, Ethics for the Environmental Professional

Led by Richard Burke, CEP and Timothy Perry, Esq.

This webinar is designed to provide environmental professionals with a deeper understanding of how to ensure ethical behavior in today’s world. Attendees will have a chance to learn the bases for ethical systems, appropriate ethical behavior toward our environment, and best practices for preventing unethical conduct in the workplace. To increase awareness of ethics across practices, examples of ethical codes used in the engineering and legal profession will be compared with those established in NAEP’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Environmental Professionals. Sufficient time will be available so questions can be discussed and participants can learn how to apply what is presented to their professional lives. 

This session will offer professional credits!

Pre-Registration is Required: http://www.iaepnetwork.org

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2nd Wednesday Lecture: Sustainability in the City
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Sustainability in the City

A New Year calls for new resolutions, actions, and opportunities. We welcome you to join us as we are educated, enlightened, and empowered by ways we can create positive impact while minimizing our ecological footprints – all while still living “on the grid”!

Stephanie Katsaros is a cultivator of positive environmental and social change in Chicago and beyond through her company, Bright Beat. Stephanie also leads the Chicago Sustainability Task Force, is on the boards of the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition and iHeartMedia Chicago, and is a new mother!

From successful Zero Waste programs that engage us at events and facilities, to finding inspiration and partners that activate our best intentions, and consistently communicating how we can all be involved – attendees are in for a real treat!

FREE and open to the public. RSVP’s encouraged - click the link to be directed to the RSVP page. 

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Sierra Club - Monthly Water Team Meeting
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

Sierra Club - Monthly Water Team Meeting

The Chicago Water Team advocate for, hold educational events about, and foster the enjoyment and health of lakes, beaches, and rivers. All volunteers and clean water supporters are welcome to attend. At our meetings we discuss and plan upcoming events, advocacy and efforts. All experience levels are welcome. 

Use the Contact feature of this website if you would like to be added to the Water Team listserv and receive ongoing updates from the Water Team. 

 

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Ready For 100 Chicago Collective Kickoff
Dec
4
5:00 PM17:00

Ready For 100 Chicago Collective Kickoff

Get to know the Ready For 100 Chicago Collective! We're a diverse coalition of Chicago area groups organized by Sierra Club's Ready For 100 as a unified group seeking a commitment and path forward for our great city to be powered by 100-percent clean energy. Environmental, labor, justice groups and more share resources, networks and skills to assist in forging the road to renewable energy — electricity, transportation and all energy. Chicago can lead this charge with other cities to benefit health, equality and sustainability for residents now and generations to come.

Our kickoff celebration comes at the perfect time to incorporate the live stream of Climate Reality Project's "24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves." Hosted by former Vice President Al Gore, the global broadcast will sound the alarm on the clear and present danger that fossil fuels and climate change pose to the health of families and communities across the planet. Our watch party might even be included in the international live stream!

We'll listen in to this broadcast and host some of our own entertainment and speakers, which will include a big toast to Chicago, named one of Bloomberg Philanthropy's American Cities Climate Challenge $70 million-dollar program grantees! Chicago will be part of a two-year acceleration program that provides the city with powerful resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat near-term carbon reduction goals.

More details — exact Chicago location and our MC (wait for it...) — are forthcoming. But for now, save the date and plan to celebrate with us to show your support for a renewable Chicago. RSVP ASAP with your firm reply so we have enough space for everyone who will help us BUILD MOMENTUM for the Windy City!

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Greenbuild 2018 - Chicago
Nov
14
to Nov 16

Greenbuild 2018 - Chicago

The green building industry event of the year.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

Renowned speakers

Hear from industry leaders on their vision about the future of green building.

Engaging sessions

Greenbuild offers LEED workshops, education sessions, green building tours & summits.Learn more »

Invaluable networking

Connect with green building experts at our Signature Events, and exchange strategies and solutions.

Interactive exhibit hall
Greenbuild is where you can learn about the latest green products, services and technologies to take your building projects to the next level. 

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Webinar: Plastic-Free Great Lakes
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Plastic-Free Great Lakes

Want to make a difference in the fight against plastic pollution in the Great Lakes? Tune in on Thursday, November 8th at 12pm CT to learn how you can take action in your community.

On the webinar, we’ll talk with experts and advocates to:

  • Understand the Great Lakes plastic pollution problem,

  • Learn how communities have taken action to reduce plastic pollution, and

  • Explore tools to help you become a plastic-free Great Lakes champion in your community.

And, we’ll give you a first look at our new resource, Plastic-Free Great Lakes: An Advocacy Toolkit to Make a Difference in Your Community.

With more than 22 million pounds of plastic entering the Great Lakes every year, people like you are taking action to stop this pollution. I’m excited to share our toolkit with you and answer your questions to help you be a champion for plastic-free Great Lakes.

Hope you can make it!  

Nate Drag
Water Project Manager

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Environmental Chicago Presents: Environmental Industry Night
Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

Environmental Chicago Presents: Environmental Industry Night

Facebook - Group Page & Invite

Eventbrite - Tickets 

You are invited to the only networking event that bridges the gaps between the environmental sectors in the Chicago area. We have representatives from the for-profit, academic, non-profit and everything in between!

It's Halloween and what's scarier than politics?! With November looming like a disgruntled Frankenstein's monster, we will arm you with the information you need to be ready for voting!

We are tickled to announce Jennifer Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council, as our headlining speaker. IEC is the Illinois partner for the League of Conservation Voters. Just FYI - We have a hard start time for our speaker of 6pm sharp. Other speakers to follow.

Come! Be informed!

Also, costumes encouraged.

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Conversation on Clean Water
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Conversation on Clean Water

Sierra Club's volunteer Chicago Water Team invites our community to participate in a conversation about clean water.Taking place along the shore of the Chicago River at Metropolitan Brewery, Sierra Club leaders and guests Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Debra Shore and former Senior Adviser to the Administrator of EPA Cam Davis will discuss the current and future states of Chicago Area Waterways. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn how to get involved locally and hear about Sierra Club activities - including our campaign to invest in clean water infrastructure.

Cost: This event is free. Metropolitan Brewery will be open and selling their beverages.

Signup Restrictions: Space is limited. Please RSVP

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Chicago Idealist Grad Fair 2018
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Chicago Idealist Grad Fair 2018

  • University of Illinois, Chicago, UIC Forum (map)
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Are you considering graduate school, or do you know someone who is?

We are writing to invite you to our annual Idealist Graduate School Fair on Thursday, Oct. 4, presented by Columbia University's School of Professional Studies.

Featuring hundreds of programs, the fair is free to attend and great for anyone interested in a socially-minded career path, or looking to advance in the nonprofit or public service sectors.

Register now for more details and see the full list of schools that will be in attendance.

RSVP NOW

This fair is generously hosted by the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Additional thanks to our sponsors: Marquette University, University of Wisconsin- Madison and the College of Mount St. Vincent.

If you have any questions about the fair, please contact us or visit Idealist Grad Fairs. 

We hope you can join us!
The Idealist Grad Fair Team

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"On the Future: Prospects for Humanity" with physicist Martin Rees
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

"On the Future: Prospects for Humanity" with physicist Martin Rees

World-renowned scientist Martin Rees offers his look at the future of humanity and science in this talk based upon his new book 

On the Future: Prospects for Humanity. Rees argues that humanity's future is bound to the future of science, and our prospects hinge on how successfully we harness technological advances to address the challenges to our collective future. 


If we are to use science to solve our problems while avoiding its dystopian risks, Rees shows how we must think rationally, globally, collectively, and optimistically about the long-term future. Advances in biotechnology, cyber technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence -- if pursued and applied wisely-could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth, from climate change to nuclear war. Rees offers fascinating insights into cutting-edge science and technology while providing a unique perspective on the critical issues that will define the future of humanity on Earth and beyond.

FREE but registration is recommended here.


Doors to the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium open at 5pm; seating is available first come, first served. The event is free but registration is recommended. Books are available for purchase from Seminary Co-op Books and the author will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.

Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Public Library

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