Early November Newsletter
Hello EEC friends, community members, and environmental stewards! We hope to see you at our final 2023 monthly general meeting on 11/9, the Pumpkin Smash on 11/4, the final Vedgewater gatherings, the newly scheduled new member orientation on 12/14, and Water events at 6018 North. Special guests for November's meeting are the Illinois Green Alliance to talk about the Building Energy Resource Hub and help us with our efforts around sustainable green housing and development, plus the Community Air Research Experience cohort from Loyola. We will also provide updates on our all our campaigns, with new items for Heritage Trees and Holiday Lights Recycling! Our monthly meetings take place at 6:30 PM every second Thursday of the month, and they are all posted on Events. We look forward to seeing you!
We are hiring for our next intern (Jan-July), applications due by 12/6
And we are looking for a new co-chair
New members, or newly interested folks, join for a December new member orientation on how we work and take action together.
As the temperatures drop and the chill has returned, we are almost done with the growing and stewardship activities for the year and coming off a period full of events to close out the warm seasons. Moving into November and December, our focus will be some final outdoor events and reflecting on the year. Then we'll turn to visioning and planning for 2024 and we'll have our annual planning meeting in January.
Our Upcoming Events
11/15: Vedgewater Work Day
EcoShip is hosting a holiday collection campaign this season to offer individuals a more sustainable option with dealing with their packaging materials. With 175,000 tons of plastic being thrown out from online orders during this time, we are looking forward to working with fellow Chicagoans to bring that number down. More information here: ecoship.org/holidaycampaign
CDOT Seeks Public Input to Help Shape Future of Chicago’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Provide your input now to help us better understand how to improve Electric Vehicle (EV) and e-mobility access in Chicago. The questions are related to your familiarity with EV and e-mobility infrastructure, your mobility needs, and your perceived barriers and benefits of electric modes of transportation. Click here to respond the survey in English Haga click aqui para responder la encuesta en Español
In Case You Missed It
Thank you to everyone to helped prep, and came out to, October's tree planting at Osterman Beach on the final 2023 stewardship day. Special thanks to Mia from Chicago Region Trees Initiative for organizing with us and providing the 14 native trees, Misericordia for joining, and Maria with EEC for the treats and warm drinks!