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March 2016

One Earth Film Fest 2016

March 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

March 4-6, various times and locations throughout Chicago, the Near-West Suburbs, Lake County and DuPage County The 5th annual festival will showcase 35 thought-provoking films on a variety of environmental topics. One Earth brings you engaging films that will educate and inspire. Each screening is followed by interactive discussion and may include Q&A with filmmakers and local experts and opportunities for action. See the web site for the complete schedule. Most screenings are free with a suggestion donation of $5…

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February 2016

#NationWise: 2.23.16

February 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coalition: Energy,
18 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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Join Women in Solar Energy for the 2nd annual multi-city round table to advance women in every local market. RSVP: http://www.solwomen.org/round-table-2016  #NationWISE Round Table FAQ’s 1.     Are men invited? Yes! We’d love to have representation from all folks in the industry. It would be especially helpful if female (or male!) heads of companies could attend to be a part of the discussion and learn what women want out of a workplace. 2.     What is the purpose of the event? Our goal…

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Energy Efficiency Grant Opportunities

February 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Maple Park UMC,
1225 W. 117th Street
Chicago, IL 60643 United States
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Neighborhood Housing Services in partnership with Maple Park UMC presents “Let’s Talk Energy Efficiency Grant Opportunities.” Find out how you can save on your energy expenses.

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2016 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

February 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Chicago Hilton and Towers,
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Once a year, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance invites all energy stakeholders to gather at the annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. The conference is about celebrating accomplishments in energy efficiency, as well as laying out the efficiency program and policy landscape for the coming year. More information: http://mwalliance.org/conference/  

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January 2016

Webinar: Energy Benchmarking

January 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How are cities — large and small, East Coast, West Coast, and somewhere-in-between — tackling citywide energy benchmarking requirements? Join us to explore and discuss energy benchmarking best practices, tips, and lessons learned from our panel of experts from Chicago, Seattle, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. You will walk away with basic benchmarking 101 facts to take back to your community, and learn how they can help your community in reaching its energy, climate, and sustainability goals. Extensive opportunity to interact and…

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November 2015

BOOST 2015

November 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chop Shop,
2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Please join the Delta Emerging Leaders for BOOST 2015 (Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking). The event is a live, crowd-funded pitch fest in support of energy, waste, and ecosystem innovations in Chicago. Here’s short video that explains how it works: https://youtu.be/JGPlb8B3zw4 At the BOOST Funding Night, social entrepreneurs with unique and innovative projects pitch their business ideas to a live audience. The audience votes to determine the winning innovators, and winners split the BOOST grant as well as the night’s…

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Trends in Energy Efficiency—Networking and Happy Hour

November 18, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elevate Energy Office,
322 S. Green St.
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Join Elevate Energy and the Environmentalists of Color for a happy hour, networking, and pre-holiday celebration! Kick off the festive season by meeting up with friends and connecting with new colleagues to talk about energy efficiency programs and the impact they have on our work and our communities. Refreshments will be available. The Environmentalists of Color is an interdisciplinary network of leaders of color who are passionate about a vast array of critical environmental issues, ranging from habitat conservation to environmental justice.…

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October 2015

Celebrating Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si — On Care for Our Common Home

October 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Catholic Theological Union, Academic and Conference Center,
5416 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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An Ecumenical and Interfaith Convocation Co-sponsored by Catholic Theological Union, The ACTS Common Council, The Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Peace & Justice, and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Join us for this opportunity to engage with the faculties, presidents, and deans of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS), as well as denominational leaders and their constituents — students, parish and congregational leaders, and lay people. The convocation will focus on the urgency of…

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Innovations in Multifamily Building Energy Savings

October 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Center for Energy and Environment for a discussion with field experts about new multifamily auditing techniques, their scalability, what makes the energy savings cost-effective, where the programs can be most successful, and what non-energy benefits result from this work. This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Relay Network, a collaborative of building experts focused on high performance housing. About the Webinar Multifamily buildings comprise approximately 7% of building square footage in the US. Two billion of these square…

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September 2015

PlanItGreen Fall Lunch and Learn Series

September 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OPRF Community Foundation,
1049 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL United States
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Oak Park and River Forest Institutions are invited to have lunch on PlanItGreen and the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and learn about strategies and financing for energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades. Space is limited to 25 attendees per session. Topic: Lower Your Organization’s Operating Costs: Free Energy Assessments, Upgrade Recommendations, and Connection to Financing for Institutions and Nonprofits Presenter: Malory Giraldo, Elevate Energy Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm OPRF Community Foundation, 1049 Lake Street, Oak Park To RSVP, please contact Lisa…

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