When: December 1st, 6 PM
Where: Cafe Catedral 2500 S. Christiana. Chicago, IL 60623
What: An event hosted by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) to learn about what is happening with the Fisk and Crawford power plants. Come learn about how they affect the community, what is going on in the state and city level, and how you can get involved!
For more information:
Address: 2856 S. Millar Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: (773) 762-6991
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Village-Environmental-Justice-Organization-LVEJO/92669819450#!/events/327936417222048/
Where: 623 S. Wabash, Hokin Gallery
Time: Noon to 4 pm
What: Come screen print your own T-shirt!
Either bring your own or pick up a secondhand one on site. All T-shirts will come from thrift stores or past events. Print your own student designed message to make your shirt brand new! The Recycling Program at Columbia is hosting this event to promote reusing. After printing, fashion students will be available to demonstrate how to alter your shirt to your liking. Then, use the scraps as jewelry, scarves, or patches!
Yesterday, over 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2011. The event promotes health and fitness in the Chicago area and is greatly supported by the Bank of America.
Ironically, Bank of America is also a major contributor to coal powered plants. It is the lead financer to Fisk power plant, located in Chicago. This plant emits many pollutants that cause asthma and other respiratory problems to those nearby.
As runners passed this power plant on the race course, they were also met with environmental activists looking for change. Activists held banners and posters supporting the shut down of Fisk power plant and the end of coal in Chicago. They hoped their signs would help persuade Bank of America to stop financing coal powered plants. Others held masks and joined the race as protesters to the Fisk power plant pollution. Participants included Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network, and residents of the Pilsen community.
On Saturday, October 15, from 10 am – 12 noon, the Southeast Environmental Task Force will be providing a Toxics Tour. The tour will begin at 13300 S. Baltimore Avenue on the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce’s “Red Lady Trolley”.
The tour will include sights such as former steel factories, chemical plants, legal and illegal dumps, and bulk storage facilities handling coal, pet coke, asphalt, limestone, scrap metal, road salt, and more. It promises to be an incredible look at the pollution in Chicago.
The Midwest Power Shift Conference will take place October 21st through 23rd in Cleveland, Ohio. Thousands of Midwestern youth will be attending this event to combat climate change by supporting reindustrialization and the transition to a green economy. This conference promises inspirational speakers (including David Cobb, a major leader of Move to Amend), workshops, empowerment of youth leaders, and, most importantly, change. For more information, visit: http://midwest.wearepowershift.org/about.
Some highlights of the event include learning about corporate money in a democracy, direct action trainings on coal, creating alternative business models, resources to pass local community fracking bans, standing up for workers’ rights, and so much more!
Early registration is only $20, but ends on October 2nd. Follow this link to be a part of the Midwest Power Shift Conference 2011: http://midwest.wearepowershift.org/register.
What: Green Exchange Community Jobs Initiative Event
When: Wednesday, October 12th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Logan Square Grill (2333 N. Milwaukee Ave)
This event is cosponsored by Aldermen Joe Moreno and Rey Colon. The information session will feature many employers, including Coyote Logistics. The Green Exchange event is open to anyone interested in job opportunities with green and sustainable companies. Recent and upcoming college graduates are encouraged to attend to learn about career availabilities in their community.
Any questions, please contact Tami at Tami@worklocal.org.
On Wednesday, March 9, residents from Calumet and other concerned Chicago citizens, will rally at the Thompson Center (100 West Randolph) at 10:30 am, to encourage Governor Quinn to veto legislation that would allow for the construction of a coal gasification plant on the South Side. This plant would emit soot and greenhouse gases, while raising energy prices for individuals and businesses in Chicago. Students concerned about this plant proposal should contact Governor Pat Quinn’s office at 312 814 2121 and attend the rally.
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 9 am – 12pm: IAEP Student Career Seminar
Take charge of your future career in the environmental professions by attending a free student career seminar presented by DePaul University and the Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals. Today’s job market is very challenging, so you need to learn how to separate yourself from the crowd. You’ll have the chance to meet working professionals and hear about how you can prepare for your career. Also learn:
• about classes that may benefit your future career
• how to network
• about the benefits of professional organizations
• about internships and their value
• how to build your resume
• how to improve your interviewing skills
- Robert P. Sliwinski, M.S. CPESC President of the Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals
- Suzanne Wootton D’Souza PSS IAEP Board Member, Historical Information Gatherers, Inc.
- Special Guest Appearance by: Ron Deverman President of the National Association of Environmental Professionals
Environmental Science Program, DePaul University, Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science Building
Room 200, 1110 West Belden Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
Light snacks will be provided
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 5th, 1:00pm, Northwestern Campus, Tech LR 2
Dr. Washington will speak on her work in environmental science.
Sylvia Washington is an environmental epidemiologist, engineer and environmental historian with 30 years of experience working on the impact of industrial pollution on human health and ecosystems. She is the author and editor in chief of Environmental Justice journal and Co-Chair of the Illinois EPA’s Environmental Justice Advisory Board.
Presented by: Alternative Student Breaks and Engineers for a Sustainable World