Starting September with EEC (Pre-Monthly Meeting Newsletter)
In this newsletter: 9/8 meeting agenda, save the dates, community connections, and free compost!
Hello EEC friends, community members, and environmental stewards! For our September monthly meeting, we have new topics of Alder's "green legacy" and the possibility of a new seed library @ the Edgewater Library Branch! Also, coalition updates from Save Your Ash Chicago Coalition and the Indigenous Peoples' Day Coalition. Plus, fall gardening with The Horst & Anna WEAR Garden and Parkways for Pollinators. Every month, we have dedicated spots on the agenda for anyone to bring items related to our focus areas: Legislation/Policy, Housing & Buildings, Construction & Development, and Stewardship/Green Space/Ecology. If you have anything to contribute or discuss on these topics, please join us at the meetings and bring it to the group! For your fall gardening, free compost remains available at the Edgewater Gateway Garden. Details here. We look forward to seeing you soon! Our monthly meetings take place at 6:30 PM every second Thursday of the month, they are all posted on Events to RSVP. Our next meeting will take place on 9/8 at 6:30pm. Meeting Conference Info Meeting ID: 829 1770 2982 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82917702982 +13126266799,,82917702982# US
Our Upcoming Events
9/29: Herbalism Workshop
10/20 Scrap Squad and Mending Event Save the Date
11/5 Pumpkin Smash Save the Date
Last Saturday of the month: Litter Free Edgewater Clean Up
Hollywood Beach Stewardship Days: 9/25, 10/30
West Ridge Nature Park Stewardship Days: 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17
Vedgewater Volunteer Days, assorted Saturdays and weekdays.
Remaining 2022 monthly general meetings: 9/8, 10/13, 11/10
Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 23 at 11 Co-hosted by 350Chicago, the Climate Youth Coalition of Chicago, Rising Tide Chicago, Fridays for Future, and more. More info at this link, where you can also RSVP.
Indigenous Peoples' Day 2022 - Monday, October 10th, 9:30am Gathering. Last year we had good support and great media coverage but this year we hope it will be 3 to 6 to 10 times as well attended! PLEASE join us for our symbolic walk from Indian Boundary Park to Pottawattomie Park to demonstrate to Cook County, the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois how much support there is for this important effort.
Invitation to "The Magic Stump" - Chicago premiere 10/2 at Uncommon Ground Edgewater "The Magic Stump" will make its Chicago debut at Uncommon Ground Edgewater. This will be a seated dinner showing with full access to Uncommon Ground's selection of organic cuisine and tasty beverages.
In Case You Missed It
Vote Yes for Clean Air, Clean Water, and Wildlife Vote Yes for Clean Air, Clean Water, and Wildlife campaign. Take action in support of this conservation referendum and sign the Vote Yes pledge here.
Results & Reap: Chicago Climate Action Plan Neighborhood Workshop The Chicago Climate Action Plan Neighborhood Workshop brought together community members to discuss what climate change looks like in Edgewater and set strategies to take action. Read more about the event here in our recent blog post.
Pumpkin Smash Volunteering 11/5 Calling for volunteers! EEC is planning our 3rd annual Pumpkin Smash composting event on Saturday, November 5th, and we need volunteers for greeting, coordinating, and pumpkin smashing! Contact Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping out!