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2nd Annual Green Summit: Steel Town to Green Town

2nd Annual Green Summit:  Steel Town to Green Town

Learning to live green on the Southeast Side will be the focus of the 2nd Annual 10th Ward Green Summit. This year attendees can learn about greening efforts such as new affordable, energy-efficient homes, roof gardens, community gardens, solar-operated trash collectors, and restoration of Hegewisch Marsh, the future site of the Ford Environmnetal Education Center.

Geared for family participation, the summit will offer a snapshot of currently available green, eco-friendly and healthy initiatives designed to enhance Couth Chicago's quality of life while promoting economic development consistent with the community’s cultural and economic diversity

There will be exhibits on healthy eating and energy efficiency, flea market, and recycled art activities for the family from South Chicago to Wolf Lake and Eggers Grove. Also back by popular demand from last year, will be the 10th ward free bus tour which will be available to participants to visit and hear the history of Southeast Chicago and its transformation from the closing of the Steel Mills into a Greening Community.

The Summit will feature Keynote Speaker Naomi Davis. Naomi launched Blacks in Green on Earth Day 2007 to rally people across the country around the cause of global green practices. Her grand vision for the Calumet region is to connect people to the land, celebrate the area's natural and cultural heritage, and turn it around economically for the residents. Other invited guest will be State reps. Barbara Flynn-Currie, and Marlow Colvin and Ald. John A.Pope.

Visitors to the neighborhood can Live Green by traveling to South Chicago (93rd Street) via the METRA Electric Linse:


Program Partner

Claretian Associates, Inc. (South Chicago NCP)

Claretian Associates builds community within the culturally diverse neighborhood of South Chicago by working with community leaders, residents, and organizations to provide affordable housing and related services for low- and moderate-income people, build resident-based leadership, and serve as a catalyst ...[MORE]

This program was offered on these dates:
Saturday, May 9, 2009 9:00am to 2:00pm

Claretian Associates, Inc. (South Chicago NCP)

Cost: Free. Residents and Visitors Welcome

Contact: Jackie Samuel, 773.734.9181,


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