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
Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago)
April 17th and Sunday, April 18th
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.
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.
April 17th & Sunday, April 18th from 10am - 5pm
Learn how your family can
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
energy, see the Project Runway-style
fashion of recyclables, and enjoy organic food and beverages
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
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.