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Urban Planning Wed Sep 12 2012

Preview: Accelerate 77 Share Fair 2012

accelerate 77.pngAre you interested in making the entire city of Chicago a more sustainable place to live?

Come join over 200 organizations from all across Chicago's 77 neighborhoods this Saturday at Accelerate 77's Share Fair 2012 to learn, network, and contribute to a grassroots effort to transform the city from the bottom-up.

Sponsored by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ISA), the goal of Accelerate 77 is to "identify current sustainability initiatives in all of Chicago's 77 community areas; connect them with one another to inspire new ideas, practices, self-consciousness and motivation through peer interchange; and engage residents in systematic learning, planning, and collective action."

Attendees can participate in a number of seminars on subjects including urban agriculture, green technology, and alternative energy hosted by organizations like The Field Museum, I-GO, Active Transportation Alliance, the Department of Housing and Economic Development, and more. In addition, the city's Chief Sustainability Officer, Karen Weigert, will give the event's keynote address.

The fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Truman College (1145 W. Wilson Ave., near the Wilson Red Line stop) from 10am to 4pm. Click here to register.

 

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