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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

North Lake Shore Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 12

Save the Date - Taking care of the Earth is a collaborative effort. In that spirit, the north side communities of Andersonville, Edgewater, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, Uptown and West Ridge have joined forces with Loyola University Chicago to host the first North Lake Shore Earth Day Celebration scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. at Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan Life Sciences Building at 1060 W. Sheridan Road.
More than 15 workshops and panels explore every aspect of caring for the environment—globally and locally—to empower Chicagoans to take action in making the world greener.

Featured keynote speakers include Loyola’s own Al Gini, NPR personality and ethics professor; Debra Shore, wilderness advocate and Commissioner for the Water Reclamation District; Alderman Mary Ann Smith; and Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner for Chicago’s Department of the Environment.

Air quality issues, power, energy-free transport, global warming, carbon emissions and the health of Lake Michigan are the focus of the global issues addressed in the morning sessions. Shopping green, organic gardening, native planting, home energy conservation, running a green business, recycling and green parenting in the afternoon sessions help Chicagoans put ideas into action.

A Green Fair with more than 50 associations and businesses represented will be running throughout the day. As a special feature, tours will be given of Loyola’s LEED-certified Information Commons and Bio-Diesel lab.

Children’s programming, crafts, and an audio-visual orchestra with an interactive, environmental symphony celebrate nature’s effect on the senses.
Food will be provided. The event and parking on campus are free to the public.


morrispe said...

Hi Maribeth,

Just wanted to comment on the Bungalow of the month. I worked for a previous owner David Claybough (1993)who introduced me to Bungalows with this house on Talman.I now own a octagon front bungalow in WR. I worked with David on the refinishing of woodwork and walls, adding paneled walls to the Dining room etc. while he rearranged the second floor and added the master bathroom. He expanded the kitchen and added the deck and pergola, turned the garage door to the back and removed the driveway to create a side yard. When all was done it was an amazing home.A few years ago I ran across a book that featured the house and the pictures of the interior looked exactly the same as the last time I saw the home just before David moved. I couldn,t help notice the owners at the time the book was published took the credit for the restoration. I thought back on all the hours of meticulous work that it took, the love David put into the finishes, colors and a barage of contractors and had a good laugh. I don't know how many times it has changed hands since then but I hope they have taken good care of that great bungalow.


Maribeth Brewer said...

Hi Paul,
I've not seen the inside of this place, but now you've piqued my interest! If you ever run across a copy of the book again, let us know the title so we can take a look.

Paul said...

Hello Maribeth,

The book is Bungalow Nation by Diane Maddex and Alexander Vertikoff page 166-167.