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Get a Free Water Lead Level Testing Kits

Opportunity with Chicago Department of Water Management

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Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) launched Chicago’s Water Quality Study in 2016 to investigate the possible impact of water main construction and meter installation on residential lead levels. This is the most comprehensive scientific study to explore these issues ever conducted. Register to have a free water test kit sent to you.

Join the Board of a Local Food Coop

Opportunity with Chicago Market

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Chicago Market has open seats for Board elections coming up late August. It is an exciting time and still very much a working board, so candidates need to be ready to dig in and help. We could use folks with finance, accounting, or business background, marketing experience, and volunteer recruiting and retention skills. Candidates do need to be or become Chicago Market Owners.

Upcoming Events

Bronzeville Community Garden Workday

Hosted by Bronzeville Community Garden

Bronzeville Community Garden
4148 S Calumet Ave
July 29th
Monday 5:00 pmRSVP

Help with the harvest and planting, get some honest low impact exercise, and meet the farmers. This garden will be a stop on the Nourish (comm)Unity: FRESH Bronzeville bike tour.

Listen Lead Share: Conversation on Clean Energy in Uptown

Hosted by ICA and ONE Northside

ICA GreenRise
4750 N Sheridan Rd
July 30th
Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmRSVP

ICA is hosting a conversation on clean energy for the Uptown community in support of IL CleanJobs’ Listen. Lead. Share campaign. The event will cover the four main pillars of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA): 1) Promoting jobs and economic opportunity; 2) Putting Illinois on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2050; 3) Reducing the equivalent of 1 million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles from the road; and 4) Achieving a carbon-free power-sector by 2030. This discussion will be an opportunity to explore how these four pillars could impact the Uptown community


Hosted by Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer opportunity with Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project

Broadway Armory
N Broadway and W Thorndale Ave
August 3rd – August 4th
Saturday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pmEvent info

EdgeFest serves as a community summer block party and fundraiser for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to support a thriving business environment, contributing to a vibrant Edgewater community. This year, EdgeFest is all about the Music, Whiskers, Brews & Treats!

Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project (EESP) member Linda Gaddis is once again helping with recycling cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles at the event. While Linda has some of her crew in place she could use more help. Those interested in volunteering with Linda should meet the team on Wednesday, July 31st at 12:30 pm at Broadway Armory, or Thursday, August 1st at Herb at 7 pm. If you have any questions, please email Linda at lgpapertrail1@gmail.com.

Greenbuilt Home Tour

Hosted by Illinois Green Alliance

Multiple Locations
August 3rd – August 4th
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pmGet tickets

Join the Illinois Green Alliance to tour sustainable, healthy homes in Northern Illinois. Meet the builders, designers, and homeowners behind the green homes, experience the latest sustainable home technologies in action, and learn what you can do in your own home. Passport Tickets are now available for the 2019 tour. Check out each of the homes featured on this year’s tour by visiting the 2019 Home Profiles.

Worker Coop Training

Hosted by Cooperation For Liberation Study & Working Group

LetUsBreathe Collective
1434 W 51st St
August 11th – October 20th
Bi-weekly Saturdays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmEvent info

The goal of this gathering is to understand how Black communities have historically developed cooperatives as a solution to their economic challenges and determine their relevance for changing our current conditions while building powerful movements which can transform our communities.

EESP Monthly Meeting

Hosted by Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project

Edgewater Public Officials Office
5533 N Broadway
August 14th
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:00 amEvent info

Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project (EESP) is a 501(c)(3) composed of local volunteers who actively partner with our schools, block clubs, faith groups, and elected officials to work for a sustainable future for ourselves and succeeding generations. Join their monthly meetings for community updates and opportunities to get involved.

Uptown Garden Walk

Hosted by ICA, Uptown Coastal Initiative, Planned Forest SolutionsAnimalia ProjectClarendon Park Advisory Council, and Yoga Body Elements Studio.

Clarendon Park
4501 N Clarendon Ave
September 7th
Saturday 8:30 am – 3:00 pmRSVP

The Institute of Cultural Affairs‘ annual Uptown Garden Walk is returning for its fourth year. Come out for a day of fun and enjoyment as we explore the diverse identity of Uptown through its local gardens! We will enjoy morning yoga, two guided tours, and a garden gathering.

Fall Treekeepers Course

Hosted by Openlands

Matthew Bieszczat Volunteer Center
6100 N Central Ave
September 22 – October 18th
Sundays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursdays 6:00 pm – 8:30 pmRSVP

Registration is now open for the fall TreeKeepers course. TreeKeepers work throughout the region to keep trees healthy, administering proper care and promptly recognizing and reporting harmful pests. Since 1991, nearly 2,000 trained volunteers have provided eyes and ears on the ground year round in neighborhoods all over Chicagoland to identify potential tree-related problems and lead neighbors in tree planting and tree care.

CCRX Volunteer Sorting

Hosted by Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange

Envision Unlimited Frick Center
2124 W 82nd Place
July 31st – August 17th
Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pmRSVP

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange is setting up a new space at the Frick Center and we need lots of help! We are getting books, classroom supplies and equipment, manipulatives and more, and need help to sort and organize everything for teachers to get for their classrooms. It’s fun, there’s free parking, and volunteers get dibs!

Chicago Sustainability Leader Network is organized by the accelerate77 program of the Institute of Cultural Affairs.

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