Chicago Green Scene - Earth Day Events this Weekend!

The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day is next Thursday, April 22nd! There are some awesome (and FREE!) events this weekend around Chicago that I encourage you to attend. There will be fun for the entire family at these events and they also provide a great opportunity to learn about what we can all do to make this planet a little better!

In honor of Earth Day there are many great events, workshops and volunteer opportunities to participate in this weekend and next. Go to earthday.org/events for a listing of all of these, along with their locations and times.

CHICAGO'S GREEN FAMILY FESTIVAL 

Chicago's
Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago)
Saturday,
April 17th and Sunday, April 18th
Brought to you by The Green Parents Network,
this event is filled with local green vendors, workshops, locally
sourced food and even a farmer's market with live animals! To find out more information about the workshop topics, demonstrations, speakers and see the schedule go to www.greenfamilyfestivals.com/eventschedule.

Admission is
only $5.00, but if you bring a canned good for donation to their food
drive you can get in free. And there is free parking to boot! For more
information go to greenfamilyfestivals.com



ChicaGO
GREEN
Lincoln Park Zoo
Saturday,
April 17th & Sunday, April 18th from 10am - 5pm

Learn how your family can
become a
little bit "greener," reduce your carbon footprint and participate in
environmentally friendly activities at ChicaGO Green. Representatives of
public, private and non-profit sectors will
showcase educational information and activities. Learn the power of
solar
energy, see the Project Runway-style
fashion of recyclables, and enjoy organic food and beverages
from concessions. 

This
event is also free to the public and I will be attending on behalf of
Ecominders, along with my local eco-friendly printing company, Digital Hub. We will be there to educate people on how they can easily go
green, the ways you can lighten your impact on the planet and how to save money in the process. And you can show your kids all of the animals at the zoo that you are making the planet better for!

Inspire the whole family to go green at ChicaGo Green! Go to begreeninchicago.com for
more information.


ORGANIC GARDENING: SEEDLINGS TO VERMI-COMPOSTING
Northside College Preparatory High School (Workshops will be held behind the school)
5501 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
Saturday, April 17th, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Spend your Saturday gettin' down & dirty with Urban Habitat Chicago! Learn how to start your summer seedlings, the ABC's of organic gardening and how to vermi-compost. To see register and see the pricing & schedule of each class go to earthday.org/events.

These workshops provide a wonderful opportunity to kick-start your summer gardening and save money by growing your own organic fruits & veggies! Learn how to effectively garden and compost in small city spaces as well.

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