Established in 2003, West Ridge Bungalow Neighbors is a voluntary group of neighbors in Chicago who desire to assist each other in preserving and appreciating the homes in our neighborhood; educating each other and the broader public in the value and the story of our neighborhood; and providing resources to each other to improve the quality of our homes, enrich our lives and assure our neighborhood's future.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Greening your Bungalow

Green Bungalow Model Block:

The Green Festival comes to Chicago for Earth Day!
Saturday, April 21 & Sunday April 22
McCormick Place/ Lakeside 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Show HoursSaturday 10AM- 8PM & Sunday 11AM- 6PM
Experience Green Festival in one of the greenest cities in the nation! The Great Lakes are home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge green technologies, products and services— the perfect place to find great ways to green your life.Take in more than 300 exhibits in the nation’s largest eco-mall:* Shop for everything from eco-fashion and natural home and health products to solar panels and fair trade gifts and crafts.* Discover new techniques and strategies at great how-to workshops.* Network at green career and green investing sessions.* Green your home and save energy at the City of Chicago Pavilion.* Find local organic farmers at the FamilyFarmed Pavilion.* Let your kids play at the Organic Valley of Family Farms' Kids’ Zone.* Enjoy organic dining and sample local beers & wines.* Hear great, live local music.See more than 150 dynamic speakers on 5 stages:• Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!• Greg Palast, Armed Madhouse• Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti• Frances Moore LappĂ©, Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet• Richard M. Daley, Chicago Mayor (Invited)• Judy Wicks, White Dog Enterprises, Inc.• David Korten, The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
• Omar Freilla, Director of Green Worker Cooperatives• And many more (check our site for updates)Admission$19 Membership Fast Pass$10 Day Pass$14 Membership Fastpass for Public Transit/Seniors/Students with ID/bike riders (at door)$5 Public Transit/Seniors/Students with ID/Bike Riders (day pass at door)FREE -- Children under 12

The Green Festival and Conscious Alliance are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository on April 21st and 22nd, 2007 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. All patrons attending the festival that donate 10 non-perishable food items will receive a limited-edition poster by artist, Scott Saw. All posters are printed on an environmentally friendly, post-consumer waste paper.The Conscious Alliance strongly encourages that all food donations be low-sodium health food oriented products. Ramen noodles will not be accepted in exchange for this year’s Green Festival Poster.Thank you for your continued support in feeding the hungry!


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