Chicago Green Scene...Earth Day Events, Giveaways & More!

Chicago Green Girl has your Earth Day planned! There are tons of great activities and giveaways going on around Chicago this week in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday. 

Here are some highlights...

Living Green Community Forum 
Sponsored by Ranch Triangle Community Conservation Association
Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Chicago Art Source Gallery, 1871 N. Clybourn
Learn about ways to save energy, plant a garden, buy local and recycle at this neighborhood event. There will be speakers and an open forum for discussion, along with the opportunity to meet some local "greenies," including myself!
For more information click here - 
Ranch Earth Day Poster.pdf

Used Electronics Drop-Off 
Sponsored by Chicago Magazine 
Thursday from 11am - 3pm at Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Bring all of your used electronics for donation and Recycle Tech Solutions will plant a tree for every item donated as part of their DreamGreen program. 
For more information and to view a list of the devices accepted for recycling go to
Go Green with Local Chicago Eco-Friendly Companies & Vendors
Sponsored by Digital Hub Printing
Thursday from 11am - 2pm in the lobby of the AMA Building, 515 N. State St. 
Stop by at this free event and check out some local eco-friendly companies and vendors who can help you green your business, your life and your health! 
For more information e-mail Michael Jones of Digital Hub -
Academy for Global Citizenship Earth Day Open House
Thursday from 8am - 5pm at The Academy for Global Citizenship, 4647 W. 47th St.
Participate with AGC's students throughout the day at various activities that promote sustainability and show how unique & wonderful this school is! Stay for the whole day or come for an hour...
For more information and to see the activity schedule click here.
Go Green for Beans at Whole Foods Market 
All Day Thursday at The Whole Foods Market on Halsted & Waveland
Bring in your own mug and they'll fill it with coffee or tea FOR FREE on Earth Day (limit one per customer). Make this an Earth Day resolution and start lugging a mug every day!
For more information go to
Takeout Without at Big Bowl Restuarants!
All Day Thursday at Big Bowl Restaurants 
For the 3rd year running Big Bowl is giving out a free reusable tote with every carryout order on Earth Day. In addition, they are also offering 50 cents off future carryout orders when you bring in your reusable tote. 
For information on Big Bowl locations and to learn about the steps they are taking to become a more eco-friendly establishment, go to

Earth Day Showing of Food, Inc. 
Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
Thursday at 7:30pm at The Showplace ICON, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning how you can eat better for the planet and your health! It is $10.00 per ticket and all proceeds go to Hull House Kitchen. 
Register for the event here.
Go Green Management 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration
Thursday from 5pm until 8pm at Flair Tower, 222 West Erie St.
Celebrate Earth Day at the hottest party in town! Ginger Zee of NBC Chicago is the emcee and host of the green educational rally. The event will feature local eco-friendly vendors who will be showcasing their products and services, a wonderful array of food from some great Chicago restaurants, complimentary VEEV cocktails, a raffle and a DJ spinning tunes from the past 40 years. 
You can buy tickets in advance for $30, they are $40 at the door. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Camp of Dreams, which provides free enrichment programs & activities for kids in need. To purchase advance tickets click here.
There is also an official Go Green after-party at Bull & Bear! They are featuring Goose Island's new eco-friendly brew, Green Line, and there will be complimentary eco-friendly menu tastings. For more info click here.

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