Sustainable Rogers Park

Sustainable Rogers Park A program of Rogers Park Business Alliance with the mission to secure a livable future for the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL

'The Milkman Model': Big Brand Names Try Reusable Containers
01/25/2019
'The Milkman Model': Big Brand Names Try Reusable Containers

'The Milkman Model': Big Brand Names Try Reusable Containers

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers...

If you love birds, kids and field trips, volunteer for this program....
01/18/2018
Openlands

If you love birds, kids and field trips, volunteer for this program....

Do you love birds? Would you consider sharing that interest with Chicago Public School children on a field trip? We need volunteers to help run our Birds in my Neighborhood program! By understanding more about birds, including how they survive and contribute to the urban environment, students forge a critical connection with nature as it exists in their own communities. Learn more about the program and how you can volunteer: https://wp.me/p7cNsx-1ai

New trees!
01/08/2018
Openlands

New trees!

The application window for the spring 2018 Openlands TreePlanters Grants will remain open until January 15. Apply today to get new trees on your block or in your Chicago community this spring! https://wp.me/P7cNsx-2a

Learn something new about your water....
11/14/2017
Chicago Conservation Corps

Learn something new about your water....

Did you know that the City of Chicago offers free water quality testing? Sign up at the link below.

Everything you always wanted to know about LEDs but were afraid to ask.
10/25/2017
Verde Energy Efficiency Experts

Everything you always wanted to know about LEDs but were afraid to ask.

Curious about LEDs? We're here to tell you five interesting facts about LEDs to help you get more familiar with these energy-saving solutions!
5 Facts About LEDs http://bit.ly/2gKn74h

Support our friends at Openlands.....
10/25/2017
Openlands

Support our friends at Openlands.....

Tickets are available for the Openlands 2017 Annual Luncheon, which will be held this year on Thursday, November 9. We will honor our partners at The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, and Ed Collins of the McHenry County Conservation District will deliver the keynote address. Get tickets today: http://bit.ly/2hgD5T5

Look into this opportunity.
10/20/2017
Verde Energy Efficiency Experts

Look into this opportunity.

"This year, we're committed to doubling the number of customer rebates compared to last year" Now there's officially no excuses not to go smart with your thermostat!

It's all us, my friends.
10/15/2017
Chicago Conservation Corps

It's all us, my friends.

The City has started its “It's All You” campaign to remind residents that their individual participation in the Blue Cart Recycling Program truly matters. This campaign focuses on "why" and "how" to recycle. Take the pledge and help build our culture of recycling at www.itsallyou.org!

Want to learn how to compost? Here's a workshop just for you.
10/05/2017
Edible Chicago

Want to learn how to compost? Here's a workshop just for you.

Northside Community gardeners and community composters are invited to join NeighborSpace for a free hands-on community composting education day. Sat., October 21.

Good to know.....
10/04/2017
Openlands

Good to know.....

From clean water to protecting open space and advocating for smart transportation solutions, here are the latest updates on the conservation issues impacting our region. http://bit.ly/2xONb29

Please share! What to do with those eclipse glasses.....
08/24/2017
Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Please share! What to do with those eclipse glasses.....

Not sure what to do with those eclipse glasses after yesterday's excitement? Astronomers Without Borders will take them! Otherwise, please recycle them properly and separate the lenses (which are considered garbage) from the frames (which are considered recyclable). http://ow.ly/dJfW30eAZXR

Chicago Recycling Coalition
10/24/2016
Chicago Recycling Coalition

Chicago Recycling Coalition

"Something as simple as making dirt (sort of) out of millions of people’s food scraps is actually pretty complicated. And any meaningful program would involve changing how the city pays for trash services, how workers handle a new stream of waste, and how ordinary residents sort their garbage."

10/04/2016
Loyola Dunes Restoration

Looking for some wonderful activities this month in Rogers Park? Your wish is granted!

There is a lot going on in October. Here is a list. I will post each one separately as a reminder.
Oct. 3 Beginning Birdwatching 7 am Touhy and Sheridan
Oct. 10 Beginning Birdwatching 7 am Touhy and Sheridan
Oct. 15 Oak-tober - Bonfire 1-6pm Touhy and Sheridan
Oct. 22 Work Day - Dune restoration 9:30- 12:30 Pratt Pier
Oct. 29 Marram Grass Planting 10-1 pm Loyola Park

Hope to see you there! Ann Whelan

08/17/2016
Rogers Park Arts Alliance

Help Side Project and upcycle your way to happiness

Our friends over at SIDE PROJECT THEATRE (1439 W Jarvis Ave) are DONATING 16 years worth of lumber, hardware, costumes, tables, platforms, flats, props, households, and MORE to a GOOD HOME (or homes)*.

Thursday through Sunday (times below!)

Donations accepted - but just taking it off our hands, and keeping it out of the landfills is great! (We'll also be divesting of items through thrift and recyclery avenues as well... but first, YOU get dibs!)

Thursday, Aug 18, 1-6pm
Friday, Aug 19, 11am-10pm
Saturday, Aug 20, 4-8pm
Sunday, Aug 21, 10am-8pm

We'll be at the theatre (1439 W Jarvis Ave) -- bring labor and trucks to take what you want/need!

(*FYI: Since the space is remaining a theatre -- McKaw Arts -- no lighting or sound equipment, or theatre seating is available... sorry ;(

06/30/2016
Evanston Bicycle Benefits

Do you enjoy biking? Do you enjoy saving money? Do both with Bicycle Benefits! Check out their website for more information: http://bb2.bicyclebenefits.org/#/home

& get excited for participating businesses in Rogers Park!

Big updates!!! Our neighbor to the south, Rogers Park Business Alliance has kicked off Bicycle Benefits in the Rogers Park area! Thanks to Sustainable Rogers Park Soon you will be able to purchase stickers and receive discounts from V-Tone Fitness, Charmers Cafe, The Recyclery, and Glenwood Sunday Market

Stay tuned for updates!

Take the pledge today!
06/21/2016
Chicago Conservation Corps

Take the pledge today!

Did you know that when we get 0.3 inches of rain in Chicago, there is a combined sewer overflow (CSO) during which raw sewage is dumped in the river? Take the Overflow Action Day pledge!

Do you know a leader that could take this challenge on?
06/08/2016
World Business Chicago

Do you know a leader that could take this challenge on?

WBC is now hiring an Executive Director for the Current initiative. Help Chicago re-emerge as the global leader in developing technology for the next-generation of water infrastructure.

Interesting
06/03/2016
Chicago Recycling Coalition

Interesting

"Now, imagine you’re a humble 12-ounce aluminum can. You sit in the bin, surrounded by paper, plastic, probably spiders."

This sounds promising!
05/06/2016
Chicago Recycling Coalition

This sounds promising!

This is pretty fantastic news. See link for specifics:

“Dart is pleased to provide Chicago with an opportunity to recycle their expanded polystyrene foam,” said Michael Westerfield, director of Recycling for Dart Container. “We offer this service for free, and our hope is that this center will encourage Chicago residents to recycle foam materials they might otherwise have thrown away.”

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1448 W Morse Ave
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