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  • 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.

  • Aug 15, 2014- 7:00 PM
    Fox Valley Electric Auto Association
    Community Christian Church
    1635 Emerson Lane

    For more information on this event, please click here.

    The Fox Valley Electric Auto Association (FVEAA) holds regular meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month. You do not need to be a member to attend. We welcome everyone that wants to learn more about electric vehicles (and related topics). Come meet our membership and see their EV’s and ask any questions you want. We will help you convert a gas-burning car to electric power and tell you how to get a $4,000 check from the IL EPA for doing it!

  • Aug 19, 2014- 11:30 AM
    SEER Teleconference: The History of Nuclear Waste Policy in the United States

    For more information on this event, click here.

    Committee Teleconference presented by the Nuclear Law Committee

    Join the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Nuclear Law Committee for a panel discussion and teleconference on the history of nuclear waste policy in the United States. We will hear from a distinguished panel of experts on the topic, who will give us their perspectives on this topic.

    Registration is free, but advance registration is required.  Please RSVP by Friday, August 15, 2014, using this link: RSVP

    Participants have the option of calling in or attending the presentation live at the Washington, DC office of Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.

  • Oct 30, 2014- 10:30 AM
    Openlands 2014 Annual Luncheon
    Hilton Chicago
    720 S. Michigan Ave.

    For more information on this event, please click here.

    Openlands appreciates the power of art to give voice to landscapes, to help people engage with the natural world, and to allow a community to express its beliefs. The Openlands 2014 Annual Luncheon will focus on the capacity of public art to invite its audience into the natural landscape, inspiring and educating along the way.

    Wild flowers and tall trees, breezy lakeshores and wide prairies, serene wetlands and urban gardens all provide the focus of conservation work. But they also provide us daily artistic inspiration. As part of our mission to connect people to nature, Openlands has integrated a multitude of art forms into open spaces. Our partnership with Marwen and our Building School Gardens Program allow students to explore the relationship between community, nature and art. The art installations featured at the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve invite visitors to consider the role of art in our open spaces. Please join us at this year’s luncheon as we celebrate the enriching connection between nature and art.

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