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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Communities online[edit]

Smart Chicago, civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology

Cycling activism[edit]

Chicago Critical Mass - Divvy, bike sharing system - West Town Bikes - Wikipedia: Cycling in Chicago, Divvy

Food activism[edit]

Chicago Beekeeper Meetup Group (category) - Chicago Honey Co-Op (category)

Uncommon Ground, Organic roof top farm - Wikipedia: Chicago farmers' markets

Open spaces[edit]

Wikipedia: Parks in Chicago: The City of Chicago devotes 8.5% of its total land acreage to parkland, which ranked it 13th among high-density population cities in the United States in 2012.

Sharing[edit]

Maps: Chicago Solidarity Economy

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Streetsblog Chicago, daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities

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Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

Chicago Region Trees Initiative

Urban sustainability[edit]

Place Lab

News and comment[edit]

2017

And then? Sustainability Through Arts + Culture, Feb 24 [1]

Chicago city planners respond to demands for better neighborhood mobility and bicycling infrastructure, Jan 3 [2]

2016

Cargo bikes can do the job of a minivan, Oct 24 [3]

Two computer scientists are programming an end to food waste in Chicago, May 13 [4]

2015

World's largest rooftop farm sprouts 10 million pesticide-free crops each year, November 23 [5]

Chicago: Libraries as platforms for creativity, day one, September 24 [6]

Chicago Event to Launch Chamber of Commons, September 14 [7]

2014

On a new shared street in Chicago, drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians will all be equals, October 27 [8]

2013

Rahm to Take Ald. Moore's Participatory-Budget Concept Citywide, October 23 [9]

2011

Chicago plans massive new urban park project, [10] December 20

News sources

News Releases, City of Chicago

Events[edit]

2015

Ocotber 10 - Invitation to create a Chicago Chamber of Commons, ica-usa.org

Resources[edit]

Apps for sustainability[edit]

Chicago works

Citizens data initiative[edit]

City of Chicago data portal

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Chicago


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. civiccommons.us
  2. yesmagazine.org
  3. chicagotribune.com
  4. fastcoexist.com
  5. inhabitat.com
  6. David Gauntlett
  7. Shareable
  8. Co.Exist
  9. DNAinfo.com Chicago
  10. SmartPlanet


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