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Earth Day


North Lake Shore Earth Day 2008 Highlights and Recap


North Lake Shore Earth Day Celebration
Quinlan Life Sciences Building
1050 W. Sheridan Road

Saturday, April 12, 2008
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The mission of Loyola's North Lake Shore Earth Day 2008 is to bring together the north lake shore communities of Andersonville, Edgewater, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, Uptown and West Ridge to create an event that will generate positive publicity, provide meaningful programming, guest speakers and displays in the interest of raising awareness about the environment.

The goals are:

  • Provide community members with a better understanding of global climate change and how it affects them and future generations;
  • Empower participants to advocate for potential policy changes that could stop global warming and to take action;
  • Inspire participants to incorporate greener-living practices in their own homes and businesses and share what they have learned with others in their communities.

Program included:

  • 12 workshops on global environmental concerns, local initiatives, and ways to "green" your home, life and business;
  • Bricolage Workshop
  • Children's Programming to include an insect zoo, seed planting, arts and crafts
  • Keynote Speakers: Al Gini, Professor of Ethics, and NPR Radio Personality; Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Special Guests include: Mary Ann Smith, 48th Ward Alderman, Suzane Malec-McKenna, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. Of Environment, Manda Aufochs-Gillespie, Author and green parenting expert and many more!
  • Free Breakfast and lunch
  • More than 40 display tables highlighting local businesses and their green efforts
  • Raffles
  • Environmental Symphony entertainment
  • Tour of Loyola’s Information Commons and Bio Diesel Lab