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GreenRise Goes Live! Join ICA Sustainable September Activities SAVE THE DATES!!

Friday, August 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Caitlin Sarro
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ICA is proud to announce the launch ofSustainable September, amonth of activities to raise awareness of global climate change issues.


Sustainable September will culminate by celebrating the diversity of the Uptown neighborhood and the installation of 483 solar panels on the roof of ICA GreenRise with an:




Uptown Sharing Approaches that Work and

Solar Launch Event

Wednesday, September 24th

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ICA GreenRise Uptown Learning Lab

4750 N. Sheridan Road


Photo by: Jonathan H. Lee

Saturday, September 6th

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Great March for Climate Action

Climate Marchers Celebratory Dinner


Inspired by non-violence principles employed by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, on March 1, 2014, climate patriots set out from Los Angeles, CA, on a 3,000 mile trek to Washington DC. The marchers will arrive in Chicago on September 6th and the ICA will host them at the ICA GreenRise for three nights.

ICA is hosting a celebratory potluck to welcome the marchers.


Click here to register for this event!

Friday, September 12th

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Fixing the Future

Film Screening and Discussion


Follow David Brancaccio, of public radio's Marketplace and NOW on PBS, across America as he visits people and organizations who are leading a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy.


Join the post-film discussion and learn about how to get involved in alternative economies in Chicago from representatives of the Chicago Time Exchange and the Mutual Aid Network.


Click here to register for this event!


Terry Bergdall with Karen Weigert at the 2012 Share Fair

Thursday, September 18th

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


LIVE STREAM ofPreparing for Climate Change: The Chicago Story


ICA is the Uptown Community virtual broadcast host site for this panel discussion moderated byMarySue Barrettof the Metropolitan Planning Council. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Don Wuebbles, National Climate Assessment Convening Lead Author
  • Tom Skilling, WGN TV Meteorologist
  • Karen Weigert, City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Mary Gade, former Region V Administrator for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Click here to register for this event!

Friday, September 19th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Communicating Sustainability in a Polarized Society: an Interactive Workshop


Join ICA for a witty, insightful, and groundbreaking take on one of the most urgent questions of our time:


Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change?


In partnership with animalia project, ICA is hosting a limited number of guests at the ICA GreenRise for an interactive workshop with climate change communications expert, George Marshall.


The workshop is free; please consider donating to offset speaker expenses.


Click here to register for this event!


Support ICA Sustainable September!


You can help to offset the costs of Sustainable September by donating to ICA's first indiegogo campaign! Be a part of ICA history and:

  • Sponsor accommodation for a climate marcher, for a day, or two, or three!
  • Adopt a solar panel!
  • Save the Animals - sponsor a meat-eater to go vegetarian!
  • Save the Bees - sponsor a vegetarian to go vegan!