August 2, 9:00am
Green in the Loop 1908-2008 Architecture Walking Tour
Not your average architectural tour! While Chicago makes strides toward the future to become a green city, what did green mean a century ago? In the early 20th century, architects and engineers did not depend entirely upon the highly advanced technologies we take for granted today. Buildings still relied heavily on tried and true engineering, design, and planning. Learning from past achievements will help illuminate the way toward truly sustainable cities.
Veggie Fest Chicagoland 2008
4 S.175 Naperville Rd, Naperville, IL
Take the Metra (outbound!) to the suburbs for this unique event, touted as Chicagoland’s most popular vegetarian festival. Enjoy delicious healthy food, live bands, and great talks from professionals. Visit the vendors and pick up valuable information on healthy living. Discover something new about your own health by participating in onâ€“site screenings.
August 13, 5:30-8:30pm
GREENer Events Chicago Expo
Peggy Notebaert Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive to register
Learn how to host greener events, taste great local and organic food, tour a truly green event site, network with other corporate event planners, and hear a corporate case study by Julie Larson of McDonaldâ€™s. Cocktail reception by Greg Christian Catering and Desserts by True Cuisine. Attendees receive a complimentary copy of The Green Events Source Book and other valuable information.
August 15, 6-10pm
Pallandrome Launch Party
Funky Buddha, 728 W. Grand
Come out to sip complimentary cocktails, enjoy organic appetizer, and learn about some of Chicagoâ€™s hottest green businesses. Pallandrome provides stylish eco-conscious fashionable clothing and accessories, as well as coordinates eco-friendly networking events in Chicago. The first 200 people to enter will receive complimentary gift bags.
August 23 (11am–9pm) and August 24 (11am–8pm)
Whole Foods FlavorFest
Wrightwood Park (Wrightwood & Ashland in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood)
Come check out Chicago’s only all natural food and lifestyle festival. There will be live music, cooking demonstrations from some of Chicago’s best chefs, yoga, children’s entertainment, as well as live music. Proceeds benefit the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.
August 26, 7:00 pm
Do It Now…Go Green: Solar Energy
Chicago Public Library – Edgebrook (312) 744-8313
Learn the advantages of having renewable energy sources in your home. Solar Service will discuss solar photovoltaic (electric) systems and heat and hot water systems for achieving energy independence and protecting the environment. These fully automatic and maintenance-free systems may qualify you to receive Illinois state rebates, federal tax credits and much more.