North Lake Shore Community Earth Day
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
Global Sponsors $500+
Alderman Patrick O'Connor
The Morgan at Loyola Station
Rogers Park Community Council
State Representative Harry Osterman
State Senator Heather Steans
Whole Foods - Evanston
REGIONAL SPONSORS $250
Alderman Joe Moore
Alderman Gene Schulter
Alderman Mary Ann Smith
IZZE Beverage Coompany
COMMUNITY SPONSORS $100
Bath Fitter Remodeling
Bethany Retirement Community
Edgewater Development Corp
New Wave Investments and Consulting
State Rep. Lou Lang
Volunteer OPPORTUNITIESAre you interested in volunteering at North Lake Shore Earth Day? Contact Jennifer Walling, Chief of Staff for State Senator Heather Steans, at email@example.com. For a list of volunteer roles, please click here.
Program for Saturday, April 17th
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.
Once again, over 50 vendors and organizations participating in our green fair.
This year, the following organizations will have tables:
Questions? Elizabeth Vitell, Rogers Park Community Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Awards and Recording Session
Food Donations Provided by: