News for August, 2008
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
CNT was founded in 1978 as a center of innovation for the redevelopment of Chicagoâ€™s low- and moderate income communities. Run out of a small storefront with tomatoes growing in the windows, our goal was to invent strategies that could turn community problems into assets. Weâ€™ve since grown to a national â€œthink-and-doâ€ tank that is leading the movement toward urban sustainability, with programs focusing on resource efficiency, transportation, job creation, and environmental quality.
Join us in celebrating our first 30 years of urban sustainability innovations at our 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 17th at the Garfield Park Conservatory! (Download an invitation).
Questions? Contact Nicole Gotthelf.
Monday, August 11th, 2008
Looking for another way to support CNT? A Fresh Squeeze is a great resource for living more sustainably. Twice a week, their free email newsletter contains useful, comprehensible information on green living. What makes A Fresh Squeeze worth subscribing to is that they do not just promote â€˜green’ products, but they write about the larger implications of a topic – food and health, home and gardening, style and leisure, and transportation. Each update balances information and tips on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle with policy information around the issues, while encouraging participation with an events calendar and an online forum to discuss.
And here’s where you can help support CNT: For every new subscriber using this link, A Fresh Squeeze will donate $1 to CNT!
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Friday, August 1st, 2008
CNT continues to bring communities together with the planting of rain gardens at three new sites in June. The plantings are demonstrating both the beauty of natural landscapes and the ecological benefits of rain gardens to reduce and filter stormwater runoff. Ultimately, these projects aim to raise awareness of green infrastructure and build community momentum towards implementing sustainable stormwater management practices on a grander scale. Here are our latest steps along the path to sustainable stormwater management in greater Chicago.
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