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February Events 2014


March Events 2014

4th Annual IL Geothermal Conference
March 10-12, 2014, Bloomington, IL

Come out for a great opportunity to learn about geothermal from experts from across the country. Sessions include:
  • HVAC sizing, duct design and pressure testing
  • Loop installation training
  • Training for geothermal dealers/contractors, engineers/architects, loop installers and utility reps
  • The latest in geothermal technology, equipment and methods
  • Promoting geothermal and accessing utility incentives  
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Bloomington, IL
Date: March 10-12, 2014

More Info: John Freitag (217) 241-7973

March 14, 2014 - UIC - Chicago - International Day of Action for Rivers

March 14 is the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration. It is a day to take to the streets, demonstrate and demand improvements in the policies and practices of decision makers. It is a day to educate one another about the threats facing our rivers, and learn about better water and energy solutions. Above all, it is a day to unite – by acting together, we demonstrate that these issues are not merely local, but global in scope.

March 20, 2014 - World Sparrow Day - UIC

The house sparrow was once the most common bird in the world, but in the past few years, this bird has been on the decline over much of its natural range, both in the urban and rural habitats. The decline of the house sparrow is an indicator of the continuous degradation the environment around us is facing. It is also a warning bell that alerts us about the possible detrimental effects on our health and wellbeing. We need to know the health risks of the increasing amount of microwave pollution and what is decimating the population of the house sparrow, which co-existed with us, so that we can estimate the effect on all forms of life, including ours.

This website will offer an overview of the World Sparrow Day events being held all across the globe. Individuals and organisations can register with us so that we can showcase their events. The goal is to collectively inspire others to join the celebrations and to get as many people as possible involved in the conservation of house sparrows and their habitat across the planet.

March 15-23: Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Chicago, IL
The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show is on the move - on the calendar! Look for our magnificent gardens, educational workshops, cooking demo's and kids activity March 15 - 23, 2014. A renewed focus on gardening and landscape take center stage in the 2014 Marketplace. New exhibitors from across the US will be amongst those selling and promoting green products and many of your returning favorites! Top horticulture experts and professionals from academia, business and garden centers are among the bevy of experts who will share insights at free seminars held daily. Also visit the How To Garden and take part in hands-on workshops and learn tricks of the trade during demo's on the Gardening Live Stage.
Follow @ChicagoFlower on Twitter.

March 29 Earth Hour at 8:30 pm local time

March 29: Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide

There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively.
In fact, change is already underway.  Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.


April 14 Events

April 29, 2014    Building Green Chicago  See:

April 22: Earth Day 2014
Support Earth Day. Your support enables Earth Day Network to power the environmental movement and ensure a healthy and sustainable planet for all of us. Your contributions and purchases help mobilize communities, implement environmental education programs and support Earth Day events and actions around the world. From greening schools in post-Katrina New Orleans to improving water and sanitation services in a refugee community in Ghana, EDN supports and coordinates thousands of Earth Day events worldwide each year. Earth Day, April 22, is the largest secular holiday in the world, now celebrated by more than one billion people.
Follow @EarthDayNetwork on Twitter.


    May 2014 Events

    GreenTown Chicago will be held May 22, 2014. Pre-Conference events will be held May 21, 2014.

    Healthy people. Healthy communities. Join GreenTown for an experience designed to create healthy, sustainable communities. Our aim: to bring together the public sector and the private sector to "connect the dots", to inspire and to work together to remake our communities. From healthy living

    The Wednesday, May 21 Pre-Conference Sessions & Events Include the following:
    - Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois: A Forum of the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC)
    - Sustainability at Chicago Area Colleges and Universities

    The Thursday, May 22 Event will offer five tracks. Participants may choose a track and stay with that track for the day, or can mix and match among the following tracks:
    - Transportation
    - Natural Resources and Ecosystems
    - Neighborhood and Community Planning
    - Energy
    - Healthy Communities

    to local food, energy to green infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice.

     If you'd like to sponsor GreenTown, contact Chuck Colley at


      June 2014 Events

      2014 Designing the Dream Entrepreneur Conference

      Conference by Niquenya Fulbright / Building Bridges Chicago LLC
      June 17, 2014 at 7:00 AM
      Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore Skokie, 5300 West Touhy, Skokie, IL

      IWJ 2014 National Conference

      Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM (CDT),

      Chicago, Illinois



      June 5: World Environment Day
      World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began and it was from 5–16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The first World Environment Day was in 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
      Follow @UNEP on Twitter.


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        October 2014 Events

        October 24-26, 2014

        Green Festivals

        Green Festival announces an exciting 2014 season! Check out our 2014 floorplans and apply to exhibit today.




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