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Green Resource Fair

June 14 from 10am -1pm
Wicker Park Field House

Going green doesn't just save the environment, it can save money too. The 3nd Annual Green Resources Fair is back in Wicker Park from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 14th and will be held at the Wicker Park Field House (1425 N. Damen). Families and small business owners are invited to learn how they can keep more dollars in their pocket by being green-minded. Inside the Field House, over 20 businesses and organizations will offer information on products and services that promote sustainability while at the outdoor portion of the event, children and families can participate in fun activities like: how to plant seeds in take-home containers, create green-inspired artwork, tour the park gardens and take a tree identification walk.

 

 "We're giving you the opportunity to discover new money-saving methods you didn't know existed," says Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Adam Burck.  "If your company, or household, is struggling and doesn't have the environment on its radar, you'll learn how going green will improve your bottom line."

 

The free-to-the-public Green Resources Fair features a who's who of green-orientated service providers, businesses, and groups in Chicago - all of which will offer information and presentations on sustainability.  This year, a bigger emphasis will be placed upon creative green "activities."   Their goals are to give attendees: the opportunity to learn how to save money while enhancing sustainability; access to information about ways to make their businesses or household greener; and the chance to forge new, green relationships with others in an eco-friendly environment.   Presenting organizations and activities will be announced is subsequent release. 

 

The general topic areas for the 2014 Green Resources Fair include:

  • Energy, Recycling, and Water
  • Operations and Maintenance, Building Design
  • Landscape and the Environment
  • Office Practices
  • Air Quality
  • Transportation
  • Food



The Green Resources Fair 2014 is presented by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Wicker Park Advisory Council, Wicker Park Garden Club, Chicago Park District .

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