Hello EEC friends, community members, and environmental stewards. Below in this message you will find the 4/14 agenda with associated materials, community connections, save the dates, and in case you missed it.
On Wednesday, we'll be talking Earth Day plus April, May, and June happenings & projects, as well as continuing the discussion from our housing and water town halls, plus discussing the Chicago Inclusive Housing Ordinance (CIHO).
We look forward to seeing you soon!
View the agenda below for our monthly meeting on Zoom. We strive to keep the meetings to an hour and sometimes the conversation extends us to an hour and a half.
Meeting ID: 829 1770 2982
By Computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82917702982
By Phone: +13126266799,,82917702982# US
We look forward to seeing you!
VIEW AGENDA AT THIS LINK
SIGN IN SHEET
READ UP ON CIHO (CHICAGO INCLUSIVE HOUSING ORDINANCE)
BRING YOUR WATER TOWN HALL TAKEAWAYS
Save the Dates
RECURRING TOWN HALLS: TUESDAY EVENINGS
NEXT EEC MORNING MEETING: 4/14 & 5/12, 9AM
FOR EARTH DAY
4/17: NEIGHBORHOOD & VEDGEWATER CLEAN UP
4/22: EARTH DAY
4/24: NEIGHBORHOOD & VEDGEWATER CLEAN UP
4/30: ARBOR DAY
HOLLYWOOD/OSTERMAN/ARDMORE BEACH STEWARDSHIP
KICKS OFF 5/2 10:30–12:30P
RECURRING SUNDAYS ON
6/13, 7/25, 8/29, 10/10, 11/21
WEST RIDGE STEWARDSHIP
WORKDAYS THIRD SAT. 10 AM
Reuse With Care for Real
Go green by sharing extra grocery bags and egg cartons with Care for Real. Care for Real is our neighborhood food pantry. They could use strong plastic or reusable grocery bags to help their clients who need another bag to bring their items home. They also need empty egg cartons to repack eggs that may have broken in the egg carton they've received them in. These donations can be brought to the back door at 5339 N Sheridan between 12pm-3pm Monday through Saturday. If you have questions, please send an email to email@example.com. Thank you.
Save your large yogurt, sour cream, etc. containers and let a Chicago farm reuse them! Chicago Lights Urban Farm will be reusing as many 24oz or larger containers as we can provide. The farm will grow and sell plants in them for a summer sale. The farm requests all containers by April 16th.
Each container we collect is one less pot the farm must purchase and one less piece of waste immediately entering the landfill .
Contactless container pickup can be coordinated OR drop-off @ 5615 N Glenwood Ave #2. To coordinate pickup/delivery or ask questions, contact Jonathan: firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 288-2772.
Plastics Launch Pad
A hyper-document where you can find all the information about the EEC Plastics Initiative and follow an action plan to support it. Check the launch pad out here.
In Case You Missed It
WASTE & HOUSING & WATER TOWN HALLS
View post-meeting recap and materials here.
EEC FLOODING ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION FORM
Submit your site or spot with flooding issues in Edgewater using this survey form.
This information will be used by EEC to advocate on water and flooding issues in the neighborhood and prioritize areas for tree and native plantings.