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July Newsletter

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

Read up on our in-person upcoming July monthly meeting with a ward compost solution building effort, a new environmental education resource for children, and more!


This is our monthly pre-meeting general newsletter. We hope to see you at our 7/13 HYBRID meeting. This will be our first back in person event since 2020 and we hope to see you there, at 6018N Kenmore. There will be a virtual option and we will be prioritizing the in-person meeting. At the meeting, the main topics will be ongoing relationship building with the 48th Ward office. We'll provide updates in our meetings and communications. Then we will be facilitating a compost solutions building workshop; the goal is to provide solutions on how to accomplish a ward-wide composting program. We need compost experts and passionate people there, so please come if this is you! Additionally, we will be giving updates from the coalitions of Save Our Ash, Decarbonization, and Water for All - plus on our 2023 campaigns. We look forward to seeing you soon! Our monthly meetings take place at 6:30 PM every second Thursday of the month, and they are all posted on the Events webpage. Our next meeting will take place on 7/13 from 6:30-8pm at 6018N Kenmore and Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7639616511 Meeting ID: 763 961 6511 +13126266799,,7639616511#


Our Upcoming Events


2023 EEC Monthly Meetings Remaining: 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9


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Friends of the Edgewater Library EEC Resource list The Edgewater Library is supporting EEC with environmental education resources for children. Friends of the Edgewater Library have started a community engagement initiative with local groups/organizations to promote the Edgewater Branch Library and offer value to the partnering groups. The objective is to support EEC's important work by providing a list of books that will educate youngsters about the environment. The idea for this initiative is to stimulate the interest of children in protecting our planet. At the below button is a list of children’s books about the environment that are available through the Chicago Public Library. By no means is this an exhaustive list; rather it’s a sampling that might spark further interest! Please know about the library, visit it, and take out some of the suggested titles! This will promote environmental awareness at an early age and get kids to explore the library and read. EEC will also have copies of this resource at our events and on the website.



Community Connections


Edgewater's Monday Market is Back, Bigger & Better Than Ever! Mondays 3-7pm. This year’s bigger and better Monday Market has made its grand return to the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. The highly anticipated farmers market now has double the number of vendors and takes up the entire parking lot. Last week’s opening day was one of our highest attended openings! The addition of a seating area gives residents the opportunity to sit back and listen to music while enjoying their market finds. EEC will be there 7/10 and 7/24 so come say hi!


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2nd Annual EcoVoice Festival 7/7-7/9 featuring performances by singer/songwriter and activist, Luke Wallace, and the New Earth Ensemble; a Soundwalk with Paige Naylor; and with guest speakers. The festival will take place across Chicago, Evanston, and Barrington from July 7-9. Most of the festival is free to attend. The New Earth Ensemble Watersheds performance will still be free for students but $20 admission for the general public. An RSVP is requested through the EcoVP website, and tickets/RSVPS for the Watersheds performance are on Eventbrite.


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50th Annual Edgewater Glen Association Garden Walk - Party like '73 on 7/9! The event will be on Sunday, July 9th, from 12pm to 5pm. The starting point/table is 1444 Glenlake Ave. In celebration of this milestone, we are making the event Free Like '73 (but you can still pay your membership dues!). We also will be featuring live music at the starting point, including local favorite Parting Glass Trio.


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2023 Summer Nights in Edgewater, EHS Music in the Garden Join your neighbors again this year, on warm summer nights, for our popular community program of free live performances. From July 12 to August 23, 2023, every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., different local musicians will entertain you in the beautiful EHS garden. Children and pet friendly! All are welcome. Click here for the 2023 schedule.


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Applications Open for Andersonville Arts Weekend Calling all artists! Andersonville Arts Weekend is back from Friday September 29 - Sun Oct 1 and we're now accepting applications for artists that would like a chance to present their work all weekend throughout Andersonville. You can find the application here.


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In Case You Missed It


Thank you to everyone that was able to come out to our Summer Solstice Gathering !!


The Edgewater Library Seed Library needs seeds! Please share and donate your excess.

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