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Earth Day 2013

Posted on | April 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Earth Day 2013

It’s S P R I N G, and there’s so much to talk about.

20 April: South Loop Clean & Green. 

Celebrate earth day by helping clean up the South Loop! Tools and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle and gloves if you can.

  • Clean & Green in theSouth Loop
  • Mark Twain/Women’s Park, 18thand Indiana
  • Grant Park, Columbus and Roosevelt
  • PrintersRowPark,Dearborn and Polk
  • South Loop School,1212 S. Plymouth Ct.

RSVP by April 17th to 312-263-9273 or

Earth Day 2013

Got time for a few other earth friendly ideas this weekend? Here are a few suggestions:

Picnic for Earth – Earth Day at Millennium Park

4/20 – 11am-3pm

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the promenade with the family. Kids will enjoy face painting and a hat making workshop with Rad Hatter. Plus, food, sustainable cooking demos and live music. Nature Conservancy staff will be on hand to share how and where they work locally and globally. Our earth friendly Ghaby of Ghabit will be on hand. Register at

Earth Fest – Oak Park

4/20 – 10am-2pm

Get ready to learn about green living at Oak Park’s fourth annual Earth Fest, which fittingly takes place at the suburb’s Public Works Center, a gold LEED-certified building. The festival’s goal is to educate the public on how to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into everyday living. Last year’s events included tips on how to compost and recycle. Organic farmers and local restaurants will be on hand during the event to inform the public of their environmental practices. This is a family-friendly event, with children’s activities planned.

Earth Day Family Fun Festival – Sod Room

4/21 – 10am-noon

Celebrate Earth Day! Come for live music, storytelling, crafting, snacks and fun.

Within Reach Film Screening – Overflow Coffee Bar

4/23 – 7-9pm

Overflow Coffee Bar, is hosting a film screening with discussion afterwards. Register, and enter a raffle!

About the Film Within Reach

Mandy and Ryan have given up their corporate jobs and their traditional houses to “bike-pack” thousands of miles around the USA, looking around as they look within.

Their journey and their film has answered the question that they and many others are asking: Is it possible for all of us to live in a sustainable way? After circling the country, and talking with over 20,000 people they have found that not only is it possible but its already underway…

Watch the Trailer.


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