The 49th Ward Green Corps and my office are bringing back our popular Green Workshop Series with“Saving Green Together,” a series of workshops on saving money through weatherizing your house, apartment, condo or building for all seasons.
The workshop series begins Monday, March 28th, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse (at Ashland), 3rd Floor and continues for the next five Monday evenings. Free parking is available across the street on the southwest corner of Morse and Ashland.
We kick off the workshop series this Monday with a workshop entitled “A Blueprint for Saving Green at Home.” Led by Pam and Lan Richart of the Eco-Justice Collaborative, this workshop will consider the importance of home weatherization in combating air pollution and climate change. Though saving money is important; it’s about saving our planet, as well. At this workshop, we will also learn how to conduct a home energy audit.
To obtain a complete schedule of the Saving Green Together workshops, scroll down to the bottom of this e-mail or download a poster for the series here:
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Leading the workshop series will be members of the 49th Ward Green Corps Leadership Circle. This is a group of environmental leaders who reside in the community or have long ties to our neighborhood and who have volunteered their time to give direction, provide expertise, and support the work of the 49th Ward Green Corps Action Team. I simply can’t thank them enough for their hard work and commitment to our community.
Supporting this workshop series will be many members of the 49th Ward Green Corps Action Team. These are residents like yourself who have taken the time to engage in environmental stewardship training provided by the City of Chicago’s Department of the Environment Conservation Corps and who have banded together to work on making the 49th Ward a more sustainable and livable community.
Come meet these wonderful neighbors, and join the movement to save our planet and improve our community. The workshops are free.
Stop by our workshop on Monday, March 28th, and the following five Mondays, at 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse on the 2nd Floor.
SAVING GREEN TOGETHER.
MONDAY NIGHTS at 6:30 PM
(except where otherwise noted)
United Church of Rogers Park, 3rd Floor
1545 W. Morse (at Ashland)
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING ACROSS THE STREET
Presented by Alderman Joe Moore’s
49th Ward Green Corps Leadership Circle Members
Theo Harduvel, Polyana Wolf and Chad White
Workshop Series Chairs
Mon., March 28 A Blueprint for Saving Green at Home
Join us as we consider the importance of home weatherization for mitigating air pollution and climate change. Learn how to do a home energy audit.
Co-Presented by Pam and Lan Richart of the Eco-Justice Collaborative.
Mon., April 4 Crossing the Threshold to a More Energy Efficient Home
Discover what you can do to start saving energy and money with simple, affordable materials like weather stripping and caulk. See how it’s done, and then try your own hand at practical, low-cost weatherization.
Mon., April 11 Saving Green Starting with the “Studs”
Hear from our experts about advanced steps for greening your home. Ask questions about everything from insulation to heating and cooling solutions.
Sat., April 16 North Lake Shore Earth Day Celebration at Loyola University
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join residents from other north side communities for a full day of environmental workshops and networking in observance of Earth Day. Location: Loyola University, Quinlan Life Sciences Building (1050 W. Sheridan). For more information, call 773-508-7450 or visit http://www.luc.edu/earthday/
Mon., April 18 Window to the Groups Who Make it Happen
Meet the groups who can make your energy makeover a reality. Get answers about economic incentives, rebates and financing. Learn about resources, including no-cost programs, toward energy efficiency and home comfort, your family and future generations.
Mon., April 25 Raising the Roof: Organizing Strategies for Your Apartment, Condo, Co-op, Block and Community.
Can’t effect the changes you want to see all by yourself? Get the support, strategies, and skills you need to bring your neighbors together.
Mon., May 2 Creating a Solid Foundation: Green Building Legislation
What does the future hold at the federal, state and local level when it comes to a renewable energy future and zero/net energy buildings, solar, geothermal, wind policy and more? Hear from the leaders and experts and share your hopes.
WORKSHOP SERIES SPONSORED BY:
Greening the 49th Ward, One Neighbor at a Time.