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living without waste: bea johnson of zero waste home

April 16, 5:30 - 8 pm; FREE

On April 16, Zero Waste Chicago and Shedd Aquarium are coming together to host Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home – author, speaker and advocate of waste-free living. 

Through Bea’s presentation, a panel discussion, and an “action expo” of local organizations and businesses, this event will inspire and educate individuals who are interested in reducing their landfill waste.


Zero Waste Chicago at One Earth Film Festival

WASTED! documentary screening and panel discussion

February 21, 7 - 9 pm; FREE

We'll be chatting with other folks in the waste industry on a panel following a screening of the documentary WASTED!, which looks at food waste in the United States and how we can reduce it. The screening is part of the One Earth Film Festival and is free to attend; please just register in advance.

 
 

February 2018 Meet-up at Edgewater Workbench | Zero Waste Chicago

REPAIR clinic at edgewater workbench

February 25, 5:30 - 7 pm; FREE

On February 25th, we'll be at Edgewater Workbench, joining Community Glue Workshop's monthly Repair Clinic. Though the event is free, there are limited spaces available so please reserve your ticket here before attending. We're looking forward to fixing a few things together!

 

Composting 101 Workshop | Zero Waste Chicago
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Zero Waste Chicago Zero Waste 101 Workshop at The Freehand
 
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Zero Waste Chicago Composting 101 Workshop at The Freehand

Composting 101

October 25, 7 pm - 8:30 pm; FREE

In this free workshop at Patagonia's Lincoln Park store, we'll share the basics of how to compost in Chicago, for everyone from homeowners to apartment dwellers. We'll answer questions, and you'll also have the chance to win a free month of compost pick-up! The workshop is free but spaces are limited, so please register in advance.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ZERO WASTE

October 17, 5 pm - 6:30 pm; FREE

In this workshop, produced in collaboration with the Loyola University of Chicago Net Impact Club, we'll cover the basics of embarking on a zero waste life: how to compost easily (yes, even for folks who live in an apartment!) and how to lower your waste when grocery shopping, as well as many other simple switches you can take. The workshop is free but spaces are limited, so please register in advance.

 

ZERO WASTE 101 Workshop at THE FREEHAND

September 23, 11 am - 12 pm

Learn the basics of going zero waste in this workshop at The Freehand. We'll talk about how to get started, where to purchase items in Chicago, answer questions, and more. Attendees will leave with a free "zero waste bar to-go" kit featuring a metal straw, cloth bag, and more, to help you stay zero waste when out and about.

The workshop is free but spaces are limited, so please register in advance here.


DIY Body Care Products Workshop

September 23, 1 pm - 3 pm

Learn the basics of zero waste personal care during an interactive workshop! We will teach you how to make your own body butter and face/body scrub from all-natural, low-waste ingredients and you’ll go home with two Le Parfait jars full of your new products

$25

Please register in advance; tickets are limited and can be purchased here.

 

COMPOSTING 101 Workshop at THE FREEHAND

September 23, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn how to compost in Chicago in this workshop at The Freehand, for apartment dwellers and homeowners alike. We'll cover the basics of all the different methods, as well as answering your questions. You'll have a chance to win a free month of compost pick-up as well!

The workshop is free but spaces are limited, so please register in advance here.

 

If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please feel free to send us an email at hello@zerowastechicago.org.