Updated: Jun 5
Hello EEC friends, community members, and environmental stewards. Below in this message, you will find the Thursday 6/9 6:30 pm meeting agenda with associated materials, and community connections, save the dates, and in case you missed it.
Make sure to note the new meeting day with extended time and a new format. Check out this blog on the change.
After the meeting, you are invited to hang out for a virtual celebration of Nick & Burton's last meeting before moving away and our new website launching!
At the meeting, Eva and Neil from REUSO are joining to share about the reusable packaging platform. Make sure to check out the agenda for all topics, including our 2022 campaigns on community resiliency, composting, and sustainability education resources.
Then, there are new EEC events we hope to see you at. We'll have booths at Eco-Fest at Welles Park, the Edgewater Monday Market, and Midsommarfest in Andersonville. Volunteer at Midsommarfest representing EEC and you're time spent will be a donation to us! Plus, a lakefront Summer Solstice event 6/21 (RSVP forthcoming). We look forward to seeing you soon!
View the agenda below for our monthly meeting on 6/9 on Zoom the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm. Meeting ID: 829 1770 2982 By Computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82917702982 By Phone: +13126266799,,82917702982# US We look forward to seeing you!
Save the Dates
LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: LITTER FREE EDGEWATER CLEAN UP
HOLLYWOOD BEACH STEWARDSHIP DAYS: 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30
WEST RIDGE NATURE PARK STEWARDSHIP DAYS: 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17
VEDGEWATER VOLUNTEER DAYS, 6/15 + ASSORTED SATURDAYS AND WEEKDAYS.
6/10-6/12: SUSTAINABILITY BLOCK WITH EEC, REUSO, & WASTE NOT COMPOST @ MIDSOMMARFEST
6/18: ECO-FEST AT WELLES PARK 10 AM-12 PM
6/21 6-9PM: SUMMER SOLSTICE @ LAKEFRONT
TO NOTE: WE DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EDGEWATER YARD SALE DUE TO SCHEDULES & CAPACITY
Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Presents Monday Market
Edgewater’s Monday Market will once again bring fresh from the farm produce, unique artisanal goods and more! The market will provide the finest quality meats, fruits & vegetables, fresh pastries, and a tasty selection of prepared foods at the Broadway Armory Parking Lot, 5917 N Broadway. It will showcase 14 local vendors, including Farmer Nick’s, Parra Farms, Eternal Harmony and Tamales Express.
Last year, the Chamber moved the farmers market to Mondays to create less overlap in the crowded community market space. It also captures a commuter audience on their way home from work or as they make their way to the beach. The Monday Market allows attendees to round out their weekly grocery shopping.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
4:00 PM 7:00 PM
Lane Beach, 5915 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60660 (map)
Rain date Sunday, June 26 from 4-7 PM at Lane Beach This event connects two performance series – Water Music on the Beach and Boulevard Dreamers – to create a community-focused variety show that celebrates Chicago’s location on Lake Michigan and connects the community of talent and audiences from Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Uptown.
Water Music on the Beach is an annual series of live performances initiated by 6018North in 2012 to highlight Chicago’s proximity to Lake Michigan. Compositions and scores reflect, react to, or personify the sounds of water. More here.
In Case You Missed It
We are hiring a new intern and looking for a new co-chair.
If you are interested in being considered for a co-chair position or have a recommendation, fill out this form.
To apply to be the newest EEC Intern, read the application document and learn how to apply here. Applications are due by 6/10 (deadline extended).
VOTE YES PLEDGE
This November, Cook County voters will have the opportunity to VOTE YES to protect clean water sources, air quality, and wildlife. EEC is a proud member of this coalition, and we encourage you to pledge to Vote Yes on this measure and help protect our environment for Cook County residents to enjoy for generations to come!
By signing the pledge, you’ll receive campaign updates and opportunities to become involved in this effort to bolster the forest preserves that clean our air and water, provide access to nature, and protect wildlife.