FEATURED ORGANIZATIONS & PROJECTS FOR 2014

See below for our listing of select organizations, businesses and projects that we think you should know about.  They are all thriving examples of how sustainability works!

1400 W. 46th St.

Chicago, IL  60609

City Farm and the Square Mile of Sustainability

(Projects of The Resource Center)

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Square Mile of Sustainability is an initiative of the Resource Center in collaboration with local organizations in Englewood to transform neglected and vacant land into productive sites for urban agriculture and community gardens - with the goal of creating new economies based on local resources and healthy food.  By improving the appearance and productivity of these neglected properties through urban agriculture, Square Mile of Sustainability is creating safe and well-respected places for all members of the community.   The Resource Center collects compostable waste from schools and restaurants in Chicago to recycle resources and create soil for growing organic edible crops. Based on the working City Farm model, local resources are integrated into the food cycle to provide jobs and affordable fresh produce for the neighborhoods.

 

 

The 606

www.the606.org

 

 

 

The 606 was formed by Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, and is transforming nearly three miles of unused rail line on the city's northwest side into an elevated trail.  This trail will link up five ground-level neighborhood parks, as well as various art installations and other amenities. The park and trail system is named for the 606 zip code prefix all Chicagoans share.  Set above city streets, it will serve as both an urban oasis and a new way to explore Chicago on trails for biking, running and strolling. The 606 also connects parks, people, and communities; what once physically separated four neighborhoods now will knit them together and attract visitors from throughout Chicago and beyond. It is yet another Chicago icon that brings together innovative urban planning, green space, and the arts.  The project connects four ethnically and economically diverse Chicago neighborhoods: Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square.