Saturday, December 16th

Last updateTue, 21 Mar 2017 2pm

 About the Project

In 2011, the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) launched a citywide project called accelerate77, aimed at accelerating grassroots sustainability initiatives throughout Chicago’s 77 community areas. The project did this by identifying the initiatives and connecting them to one another, resource providers, and policy makers in a city-wide Sharing Approaches that Work Conference. The accelerate77 project has led to the formation of the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN). As the organizing sponsor of the network, ICA is currently engaging members of the CSLN, a network of local activists and community organizations/organizers throughout Chicago, in collaborative change making efforts.


CSLN UPDATE

 

 
 
Add Your Name to the Chicago Community Climate Agreement!
Did you miss the #ChiClimateForum? Climate action is not exclusive! You can find, make comments on, and sign the Chicago Agreement at tinyurl.com/ChiClimateAgreement
 
 
 
 

 CSLN & C3 November Mixer Recap







On November 15th the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) joined the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for a cross-network mixer! The two groups came together to connect organizations and residents from across Chicago that care about and work in sustainability. The mixer aimed to create an opportunity for creative partnerships and accelerate sustainability initiatives in local neighborhoods.

The evening began with a tour of the Nature Museum, where attendees experienced the museums unique butterfly exhibit. Another highlight was Fang, a white king snake and resident of the museum.

Event attendees spent much of the evening discussing the following questions in a World Cafe.

1. How are you currently involved in sustainability in Chicago?

2. What is currently energizing you in your sustainability efforts or climate action at large?

3. Where are you struggling regarding sustainability or climate action in your personal or professional life?

4. What is a sustainability activity or project you would like to work on with others?
 

The evening concluded with attendees sharing Ideas for Collaboration and Event Announcements, and general networking. If you would like to be connected to a some of the collaborative ideas below reach out directly or let us know, and we'll connect you! 

 

 

Collaboration Ideas

 

Encouraging Collaboration & Action around Sustainability

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Chicago Recycling Coalition

Backyard Gardening Design &
Permaculture Ethics

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Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church

  Sustainable Solutions to Pet Waste Management
Marianne Lalonde
Lakeside Area Neighbors Association (LANA)

Sustainable Landscaping Training for Industry and Community
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Solstice Gardens & Design

Sustainability & StoryCorps
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Institute of Cultural Affairs

Thinking Creative About Reuse 
Molly Fitzgibbon
Forest Preserves of Chicago

Free Facilitation Opportunities for Your Group
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Institute of Cultural Affairs

Discussing Sustainability in the Workplace
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 Advocate for Sustainability at Work 

Home Sharing & Alternative Housing
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New Community Vision

Food Education and Security in Chicago
Stef Funk
C3 Leader

Collect Petitions to "Lift the Ban" on Rent Control
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Expanding Bulk Options
Bailey Warren
Zero Waste Chicago

 

 

Thank you to our event donor:

CSLN would like to thank Lagunitas Brewing Company for their generous donation to the mixer. Follow the links for more information about Lagunitas' Grant Program and Donations.



 

 

CSLN Business Cards are Here!
Members at the meeting suggested that it would be beneficial to outreach on behalf of CSLN at community events. We created CSLN business cards to help with this exact situation! If you are hosting an event, networking, or talking to members of your community, we encourage you to use these printable business cards to invite others to learn more about and join the CSLN.