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Grillin' & Chillin'
For All Volunteers, Friends & Neighbors of BIG Chillin' and Grillin' with Blacks in Green™ Friday, May 23,[masked]pm 6011 S. St. Lawrence Music - Food - Passion - Free A Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Shindig RSVP Required [masked] www.blacksingreen.org[masked] Come learn about our new and upcoming works in green community economic development for communities of color. We are blessing the garden and the "gardeners" of BIG. It's an indoor/outdoor celebration of horticulture and agriculture! Seven years and growing, BIG is a nationally recognized, award-winning organization bringing the new green economy home - one square mile at a time! Meet us at the inaugural beds of the West Woodlawn Botanic Garden & Village Farm and our Clubhouse across the street at 6011 S. St. Lawrence, Friday, May 23rd from 6-10pm. Join us as we lift a toast to the volunteers of Blacks in Green, who do so much to keep our engine running! See our Sustainability Teaching Garden on 60th & St. Lawrence, meet the neighbors of our Block Club, and hear about how each of us can lead where we live to create walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-learn, walk-to-play villages using The 8 Principles of Green-Village-Building. www.blacksingreen.org Bring something for the grill or something for the chill. And take away the good news from Chef Carolyn, who will do healthy cooking demonstrations, share garden recipes, and celebrate the conservation lifestyle ~ the beautiful life. RSVP a must!

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Join us as we explore the question of the century - "Where Is Your Village?" We'll share how we can surthrive here in The Age of Climate Crisis...live the beautiful life, the conservation lifestyle...give our whole selves to the people and places you love most...and forge a new way forward, past the tipping point of "400 ppm ghg." Don't know what that means? Come discover its critical importance to your life. BIG™ is an award-winning economic development organization based in West Woodlawn, with a national network. It’s one of America’s most diverse eco-orgs, and a thought leader in sustainable community development for communities of color…across 13 economic sectors. We serve as bridge and catalyst among communities and their stakeholders in the design and development of "walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-learn, walk-to-play villages" within black neighborhoods. We authored and teach Grannynomics™ and Green-Village-Building™ - a whole-system solution for the whole-system problems common to black communities everywhere. Together they highlight the disproportionate negative impacts of global warming on communities of color, the health/wealth opportunities of the new green economy, the beauty of the conservation lifestyle, and how community members can lead where they live. We aim to increase household income by increasing the rate at which neighbor-owned businesses are created and sustained, thus keeping resident money active locally, supporting community self‐interests, and preserving the heritage of a place. Thus, we address the terrible triplets of pollution, poverty, and plutocracy. We welcome you!

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