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  • Jul 29, 2014- 6:00 PM
    Greening Your Personal Footprint

    For more information about this event, click here.

    Where: 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, IL 

    GTU Certificate Tracks: LIL, GB

    SPEAKER: Susan Lincke, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    Audience: General


    Do you know what your greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint is? Are you looking for bigger ways to leave a smaller mark, rather than simply changing light bulbs? World Energy Outlook estimates that the average American has a GHG footprint of 20 tons. You can estimate your personal footprint by considering your home’s annual electricity and gas usage, your car’s annual mileage, your diet type, and the number and distance of flights you take per year among other factors. This presentation offers a spreadsheet where you can calculate your annual GHG emissions, and then learn how to reduce it. We will review major contributors to GHG production: energy, agriculture, transportation, and focus our attention on the aspects that generate the greatest GHGs. The presenter will discuss methods and results she has used, and the audience can contribute their ideas and results as well.

  • Aug 9, 2014- 10:30 AM
    Brown Bag Eco-Tour: Recycling Waste and Landfills

    For more information about this event, click here.

    Did you ever wonder where you trash goes once you discard it. Do you know how much waste is handled everyday in Chicago? Where does that empty water bottle go after you put in the blue can? Where were most of the landfills located in Chicago? 

    If your interested in learning the answers to those questions, you’ll want to join us for our Brown Bag Eco-Tour Recycling Waste and Landfills. And we’ll share other interesting tidbits of information about the Southeast side too.

    Saturday, August 9, 2014
    10:30 am – 2:00 pm
    The Cultural Center (Randolph and Michigan Streets side)
    $25.00 per person

    Bus departs and returns to downtown Chicago. A visit to a recycling center is included so wear comfortable shoes. And don’t’ forget to bring a “brown bag” lunch.

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