Loyola University Chicago

Earth Day


North Lake Shore Community Earth Day

   Saturday, April 17
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Quinlan Life Sciences Building
1050 W Sheridan Road



To bring together the north lake shore communities of Andersonville, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, and Uptown to host an event that will provide informative and fun programming, guest speakers and displays in the interest of educating the community about environmental problems and solutions while highlighting local businesses, organizations and environmental initiatives.


  • Provide community members with a better understanding of our global food system and how it affects them and future generations;
  • Empower participants to advocate for potential policy changes that improve the availability of quality, locally-grown food in our community and encourage change 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.


This year's theme is:

Earth Day 2010: Recipe for a healthy planet


press release for 2010



2010 Sponsors

Global Sponsors  $500+

Alderman Patrick O'Connor
Comcast Cable
The Morgan at Loyola Station
Rogers Park Community Council
State Representative Harry Osterman
State Senator Heather Steans
WCPT Radio
Whole Foods - Evanston


 Alderman Joe Moore
Alderman Gene Schulter
Alderman Mary Ann Smith
IZZE Beverage Coompany
Bath Fitter Remodeling
Bethany Retirement Community
Edgewater Development Corp
New Wave Investments and Consulting
State Rep. Lou Lang




Are you interested in volunteering at North Lake Shore Earth Day? Contact Jennifer Walling, Chief of Staff for State Senator Heather Steans, at jen@heathersteans.com.  For a list of volunteer roles, please click here. 

Friday Night community awards and recording session - April 16


Program for Saturday, April 17th

TitleActivities Included



9:30 AM - Morning Keynote Speaker: Mike Nowak, President of the Chicago Recycling Coalition, Master Gardener, Humorist and WCPT Radio Personality


Food Focused Film Festival: Fresh, Black Gold, and A Quiet Revolution - narrated by Meryl Streep and others.

Healthy Cooking Demonstrations: Affordable Organic, Seasonal Cooking for a Sustainable World, Practical Uses of Solar Ovens

Panel Discussions: Growing your own food, taking a look at food policy and needed changes, local community initiatives that are taking sustainability to the next level, and more.


NEW!!!! Click here to view the full event program

Panel Discussions

If you have questions about any of the presentations, contact Susan Lannin, Rogers Park Garden Group at susan82@earthlink.net or Gina Lettiere at glettie@luc.edu

Green Fair

Once again, over 50 vendors and organizations participating in our green fair.

This year, the following organizations will have tables:
49th Ward Green Corps
Alderman Mary Ann Smith
Alliance for Great Lakes
Andersonville Development Corporation
Bath Fitter
Blissful Seed
Chicago Conservation Corp
Chicago Math and Science Academy
Chicago Waldorf School
Clean Air Lawn
Climate Cycle
CMSA Recycled Art
Consolidated Printing
Curative Via
Eco Justice Collaborative
Eco Solar Net Zero
Edgewater Chamber of Commerce
Edgewater Beautiful/ Edgwater Environmental Plan
Food and Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)
Friends of the Parks
Glenwood Sunday Market
Local First Chicago
Local Green Connect
Loyola Bike Club
Loyola Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy
Nuclear Energy Information Service
RA Custom Jewelry
Rainforest Action Network
Recycle Me
Renewal by Anderson
Rogers Park Garden Group
Rogers Park Community Council
Rogers Park Garden Group
Secretary of State Jessie White
Seed Ball Activity
Sierra Club
Stop the Landfill
Squishy Press
The Morgan at Loyola Station
Tomato Mountain CSA
Truman College
Tweedle Press
Unforgettable Chocolate
Uptown United
Us Again
Whole Foods

Questions? Elizabeth Vitell, Rogers Park Community Council at elizabeth@rogerspark.org
Childrens Programs

Children aged 4-12 can participate in the Harry Osterman Kids Corner. Planned events include:

Creating nature masks, Make-Your-Own Popsicle Stick Puppets, Flower Pot Creation, Seed Ball Starting, Collaborative Collage, Chilren's Yoga, Sweet Pea the Pig, Worm Composting, Chicago Math and Science Academy Recycled Art Work, Whole Foods Snack Station, and face painting.

For more information, contact Kate Perreca, State Rep. Harry Osterman's Office, at ostermandistrictoffice@gmail.com


Neighborhood Bike Rides with free bike rentals: Departing Quinlan north entrance at 11:45 , 12:45 and 1:45


A light Breakfast and snacks will be provided through generous donations by local businesses. Local restaurants will be selling lunch items.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own reuseable dishware!

Loving Hut Menu
Vegan sandwich: $2
Zuccini bread: $1.99
Vegan sandwich and Zuccini bread together: $3
Ice chai latte: $1.00

Heartland Cafe Menu

Friday Night Recording Session and Community Awards Presentation


Friends, join us Friday night, April 16 for a live recording session and community environmental awards presentation.  For more information, contact Tom LaPorte at tom.laporte@gmail.com

Community Awards and Recording Session
Mundelein Center - 1020 W. Sheridan Road (at Sheridan and Kenmore)

Stella Maris Chapel - 2nd Floor

Performances scheduled:

Tracey Barbour
Johnnie Sykes
Sullivan High School Chorus and Steel Band
Voices of Peace  - SGI-USA

Food Donations Provided by:

Pizzeria Aroma
Spacca Napoli

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