• Monthly Meeting - Tour McKinley Park with Neighbors for Environmental Justice

    Please join us for a special monthly meeting in May. This meeting will be a joint meeting between Chicago 350 and Neighbors for Environmental Justice, a McKinley Park-based grassroots group formed approximately a year ago in response to residents’ concerns around the new MAT Asphalt plant there. Specifically, McKinley Park Residents have been worried about the particulate matter being released into the air due to the plant and trucks carrying asphalt from the plant. This type of particle pollution has been linked to various health impacts, including lung disease and cancer. MAT Asphalt has submitted an application for a 5-year operating permit to the IEPA and the IEPA has not released its draft permit for review. When IEPA does publish the draft permit, the public (inc. our group, allies like you, and the community) will have 90 days to comment on the draft permit. IEPA has also stated that they will hold a public hearing on the draft permit in McKinley Park. We expected the draft permit to be released a month ago, but it hasn’t. To learn more, please visit the Neighbors for Environmental Justice website at n4ej.org. The joint meeting between 350 Chicago and N4EJ will consist of a sharing of our respective missions and projects. Afterwards, we will visit the McKinley Park Community Garden, a wetlands and native plant area, and, then, the asphalt plant. To round out the day, we’ll visit Marz Brewery, an awesome local, well, brewery. It should be a great day, with lots of collaboration and opportunity to learn about important local environmental issues! Please join us if you can. Getting there: If traveling by L, take the Orange Line to 35thArcher and from there it’s a ten-minute walk to the play garden. If traveling by bus, take the #9 Ashland bus, #50 Damen bus, #49 Western bus, or #35 31st/35th bus. Finally, if traveling by car, McKinley Park is just south of the I-55/Stevenson expressway.

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  • The Human Element Film Screening & Discussion

    Uri-Eichen Gallery

    350 Chicago is proud to partner with Uri-Eichen gallery in the screening of “The Human Element.” This film by James Balog examines the role human activity has played in altering the natural world, and the changing ways in which we, in turn, are being affected by it. It features often-overlooked victims of climate change through the catastrophic effects of each of the four elements. The film closes on a hopeful note that the fifth element, the Human Element, can restore the balance. Light refreshments will be served. Film discussion to follow. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please register to secure your seat. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-human-element-tickets-60149654235?aff=utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text&link_id=1&can_id=ebea538e21fe0bacea295f465424c570&email_referrer=email_527757&email_subject=the-human-element-register-to-secure-your-seat

  • Monthly Meeting - The Green New Deal

    Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library

    Come learn about the Green New Deal! Alex from our Chicago 350 group will share the campaign status, who has endorse, what the new deal entails, etc.

  • New Member Info Session

    Metropolis Coffee Company

    Meet with a couple members of 350 Chicago to learn about our group and ask questions!

  • Monthly Meeting - Citizen's Utility Board Presents How to Save $ and Energy

    Chicago Public Library Lincoln Belmont Branch

    Cate York from Citizens Utility Board will discuss how to save energy (and money!) by taking advantage of incentives for energy efficiency, solar panels, community solar, and real-time electricity pricing.

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  • Happy Hour with Solar-Powered Music!

    Your Happy Place Liquors

    Please come to a very fun happy hour on February 20th! It will be a great way to meet other Chicagoans who care about climate change. We will socialize and you can also learn more about 350 from our group volunteers. Solar-powered music will be provided by Jonathan Aidan. We also suggest a $10 donation if you can afford it, to help Chicago 350 raise money. Join us for tasty drinks, fun music, and good conversation!

  • Happy Hour with Solar-Powered Music!

    Your Happy Place Liquors

    Please come to a very fun happy hour on February 20th! It will be a great way to meet other Chicagoans who care about climate change. We will socialize and you can also learn more about 350 from our group volunteers. Solar-powered music will be provided by Jonathan Aidan. We also suggest a $10 donation if you can afford it, to help Chicago 350 raise money. Join us for tasty drinks, fun music, and good conversation!

  • Green New Deal Petition Drop at Representative Garcia's Chicago Office

    We will gather at Rep Garcia's office to encourage him to endorse the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is not a fully fledged plan yet, but in solidarity with the Sunrise Movement, we are asking our IL rep to commit to launching a committee that will create the Green New Deal action plan by 2020. Our demands for the GND: -----Halt all new fossil fuel extraction, infrastructure and subsidies, and transition power generation to 100% renewable energy by 2035 or sooner. ----Rapidly decarbonize agriculture and transportation sectors and expand access to public transportation. ----Ensure a Fair & Just Transition led by impacted workers and communities, including low income and communities of color, without relying on corporate schemes or market-based mechanisms. ----Uphold Indigenous Rights ----Pass a national jobs guarantee, creating good jobs with collective bargaining and family-sustaining wages. We will gather together outside the office, 350 Chicago will speak a bit about the GND and the ask for the day, we will share in a chant, enter the office and ask to speak to Rep Garcia. We will deliver a GND petition with thousands of signatures, a cover letter with the demands of the GND, and ask to take a photo. We will live stream the event on Facebook. The whole action should take about 20 - 30 minutes. If you have not yet signed the petition, you can do so here. https://act.350.org/sign/now-time-real-climate-leadership-2018 More details to come closer to the event. Please RSVP using the link below!! https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/demand-real-climate-leadership-from-our-new-congress/?source=host_form_shortlink

  • Green New Deal Petition Drop at Representative Schakowsky's Chicago Office

    We will gather at Rep Schakowsky's office to encourage her to endorse the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is not a fully fledged plan yet, but in solidarity with the Sunrise Movement, we are asking our IL rep to commit to launching a committee that will create the Green New Deal action plan by 2020. Our demands for the GND: -----Halt all new fossil fuel extraction, infrastructure and subsidies, and transition power generation to 100% renewable energy by 2035 or sooner. ----Rapidly decarbonize agriculture and transportation sectors and expand access to public transportation. ----Ensure a Fair & Just Transition led by impacted workers and communities, including low income and communities of color, without relying on corporate schemes or market-based mechanisms. ----Uphold Indigenous Rights ----Pass a national jobs guarantee, creating good jobs with collective bargaining and family-sustaining wages. We will gather together outside the office, 350 Chicago will speak a bit about the GND and the ask for the day, we will share in a chant, enter the office and ask to speak to Rep Schakowsky. We will deliver a GND petition with thousands of signatures, a cover letter with the demands of the GND, and ask to take a photo. We will live stream the event on Facebook. The whole action should take about 20 - 30 minutes. If you have not yet signed the petition, you can do so here. https://act.350.org/sign/now-time-real-climate-leadership-2018 More details to come closer to the event. Please RSVP using the link below!! https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/demand-real-climate-leadership-from-our-new-congress/?source=host_form_shortlink

  • Thank Rep Davis for Endorsing the Green New Deal

    Rep Danny Davis' Office

    We will gather at Rep Davis' office to thank him for endorsing the Green New Deal. We will deliver a petition and cover letter with GND demands to encourage him to continue his support for the GND. RSVP HERE https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/demand-real-climate-leadership-from-our-new-congress/?source=host_form_shortlink