The Chicago Green Scene

There are so many great local events, fairs, markets and community programs that focus on ways to live more eco-friendly, especially during the Spring and Summer! Every week I will feature these events occurring around Chicagoland (or driving distance from) in the Chicago Green Scene. Many of these events provide fun for the entire family while being educational and low cost.

If you have an event, forum, meeting of the green minds, community outreach or perhaps you & your neighbors are getting together and replacing all of your lightbulbs with CFLs please e-mail me so that I can feature it on the "Chicago Green Scene."

TUESDAY, MARCH 23RD
Living Green in Lincoln Park

DePaul University 
Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science
Building (A LEED Gold Certified Building)
1110 W. Belden
6:00 - 7:30pm

Sponsored by the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and Children's Memorial Hospital, this event focuses on helping people and businesses learn more about what they can do to lower their carbon footprint and be more energy-efficient. Sounds good to me!

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 - SUNDAY, MARCH 28
The Green Fest Indy
Toyota Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Friday, March 26: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 28: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $8
Adults, Children under 12 FREE

This event will feature workshops, exhibits, presentations and a special interactive area just for kids. There will also be electronics recycling each day from 10am - 2pm. Look at their website for ways to lower your admission cost and 50 cents from each ticket purchase benefits The Jameson Camp, which provides camp programs to youth all over Indiana, regardless of income levels or disability. They have a very impressive list of exhibitors and are dedicating a portion of the event to honoring green businesses who are making steps to become more eco-friendly while also helping the local economy to grow.

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