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This week Eco Andersonville presents Green Week, one of the city's most comprehensive neighborhood events centered around environmental, economic and social sustainability. The organization celebrated it's first day by creating public green space on Clark Street and will continue today by offering the socially conscious shoppers who flock to Andersonville more green shopping experiences. You can check out the full Green Week schedule on Eco Andersonville's blog, but just in case you don't get there, we've got four good ones for ya.
Stop by the Coffee Studio for an expertly crafted cup of specialty coffee, and take advantage of a discount on all re-usable travel mugs, cold cups, diner mugs and decorative ceramic ware.
Foursided shoppers can bring in any old frames for that they may have laying around, and receive a $5.00 credit toward anything in the store. Frames must be wood, no metal, and will be recycled for use in the shop. Any frames deemed unacceptable will gladly be donated to the Brown Elephant.
At Sifu Design Studio you can learn a few different techniques to create rag rugs from old t-shirts, sheets, or any scrap fabric. If you made t-shirt yarn from yesterday's Green Week in-shop activity, this is the perfect application for it. All other materials will be provided, no experience needed.
Join Eco-Andersonville and Local First Chicago at Transistor for a free screening of "The Economics of Happiness". The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.
· Eco Andersonville [Official Site]