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Chicago Creative Reuse Exchange

CCRX solicits donations of surplus materials, equipment and supplies for teachers and non-profit organizations. CCRX promotes creativity and environmental stewardship. Their goal is to educate and empower the public to reduce waste, rethink surplus, and share. CCRX does this through creative reuse programming, events and workshops. CCRX believes that “trash is just a failure of imagination.”

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Chicago

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is an international non-partisan non-profit dedicated to solving the climate crisis by creating the necessary political will. Their mission is twofold: to educate the public about climate science and policy, and to lobby members of the U.S. Congress and Senate to enact legislation that puts an effective price on fossil carbon.

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Climate Reality Project Chicago

CRP is a nonpartisan group of local climate activists, composed of trained Climate Reality Leaders and the public, working to support the international nonprofit’s mission of catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. To CRP, the top sustainability issue is climate change. CRP combats climate change by working to make the transition to a clean energy economy a priority on the federal, state and local level and rallies around Climate Reality’s organizational priorities.

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Field Museum

The Field Museum has been practicing sustainable building operations for over 20 years, pursuing energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, green cleaning and purchasing initiatives as a part of its normal operations.

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Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden, located in Millennium Park, is designed to combine naturalistic plantings and ecologically sensitive maintenance practices to create an urban oasis for city dwellers and wildlife alike. An urban model of responsible horticulture, Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants, animals, and insects. Lurie Garden is a leader in landscape architecture, garden design, responsible maintenance practices and dynamic public programming in an urban environment.

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Founded in 1963 as a program of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, Openlands is one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation and the only such group with a regional scope in the greater Chicago region. Openlands has helped protect more than 55,000 acres of land for public parks and forest preserves, wildlife refuges, land and water greenway corridors, urban farms, and community gardens.

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum & Chicago Conservation Corps

Chicago Conservation Corps is a sustainability leadership training program specializing in community engagement best practices, sustainability content and skills, growing networks between engaged Chicagoans and organizations wishing to share their resources and expertise, and supporting community-based service projects.  As of spring 2018, C3 has provided over 20 hours of training to more than 750 Chicagoans and funded sustainability service projects in every ward, city-wide.