Early October Newsletter
Read up for our upcoming monthly meeting info, composting, an important action alert, upcoming rally + other events, and more!
Hello EEC friends, community members, and environmental stewards! This is our monthly pre-meeting general newsletter. We hope to see you at the meeting Thursday the 12th at 6018 N Kenmore or on Zoom, 6:30-8pm. On the meeting agenda: 2023 campaign updates, coalition updates and upcoming actions, legislation and policy, plus continuing discussion on sustainable and green development. The compost survey deadline was extended to 11/1, please complete it if you haven't yet! Our monthly meetings take place at 6:30 PM every second Thursday of the month, and they are all posted on Events with full information.
Our Upcoming Events
Monthly Meetings Remaining: 10/12, 11/9 (no December meeting)
Vedgewater Work Days: 15th of the month through November
11/4 Pumpkin Smash
November: Parkways for Pollinators Seed Saving
Coming together to learn and work with seeds as a community. Same day/time as the monthly work day. Oct 15, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Vedgewater Community Garden Button Learn how to care for your soil and future garden by taking some simple steps to prepare your garden for winter. Your garden will thank you! Oct 28, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Vedgewater Community Garden RSVP Join friends and neighbors to help plant 15 native species trees, plus clean up and restore the natural area Oct 29, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT South of the Osterman Beach House RSVP
Join the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition & EEC for a rally against the Peoples Gas rate hike and for the Clean & Affordable Building Ordinance. RSVP Today and Join us Thursday, October 19th at the Illinois Commerce Commission to say NO to the rate hike! Rather than wasting money on failing fossil fuel infrastructure, it’s time to start the transition to clean, affordable, all-electric homes. That’s why we’re calling on regulators to say NO to Peoples Gas rate hike and YES to the Clean & Affordable Building Ordinance. Sign up today!
Berger Park On the Edge Speakers Series We hope that members of the EEC will join, especially for the events that highlight the work of environmental advocates in December, January, and February! 10/10 RSVP: James Baldwin and Our Modern Malaise (RSVP's are not required to attend)
Stop the Removal of Mature, Healthy Trees in Chicago
Chicago's trees are in danger. A new ordinance, O2023-0004235, has been introduced in City Council that expedites the removal of healthy, mature trees. Contact your alderperson today about why this is bad policy. Click Here to Contact Your Alderperson
IEC’s 2023 Environmental Town Halls Join IEC and partners for our 2023 Environmental Town Hall Series. Click here to see the schedule and RSVP now! Special call out for 2023 Zero Waste Town Hall When: Wednesday, November 15 @ 7 PM Where: Zoom, Click here to RSVP! Presenters: Coalition for Plastic Reduction, Densham Consulting, Edgewater Environmental Coalition, Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition
In Case You Missed It
The Edgewater Environmental Coalition along with our composting partners are conducting an exploratory survey all about compost!! We are looking for more information about composting in the greater Edgewater Neighborhood, specifically what is your favorite way to compost, are you interested in composting, and what are your barriers to composting. This survey will help understand the current composting community, connect interested neighbors and businesses to composting, and help understand any hesitation to composting. We greatly appreciate your time and energy filling out this survey and all information is kept confidential for our research on composting habits in the neighborhood. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or conversations around this survey or composting. We would love to hear from you!