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Winter (Dec-Feb)Spring (March-May)Summer (June-August)Fall (September - November)
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Quarterly Focus / Recurring Activities
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Digital Newsletter & Social Channel Content, Engagement
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Community Air Research Experience (CARE)
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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition
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Democratize ComEd Campaign
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Save our Ash Chicago Coalition
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Indigenous People's Day Coalition
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Illinois Environmental Council Legislative & Community Councils
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Litter Free Edgewater Clean Ups
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North Lake Shore Drive Redefine the Drive Project Taskforce
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Farmer's Market Season: Volunteering & programming & promotion of Edgewater Market
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Hollywood/Osterman/Ardmore Beach Stewardship
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Community Garden Season with Vedgewater (volunteering, communal & native plots)
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Parkways for Pollinators Project
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Chicago Legislative Policy Tracking, Oversight, Advocacy
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Edgewater Housing & Buildings / Development & Construction, Tracking & Oversight
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Grant applications
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Website Refresh
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Important Dates/Events
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12/21: Winter Solstice 3/5-3/12: One Earth Film FestJune: Menu money allocated
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Dec-Jan: Holiday light recycling4/22: Earth Day / 4/23: Clean & Green, Vedgewater Opens6/21: Summer Solstice SeptX: Edgewater Arts Fest
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Jan: Christmas Tree Recycling4/29: Arbor Day6/25/2022: Music on the BeachSeptX: CPS School Year Starts
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1/5: EEC Annual Planning4/29-5/2: City Nature ChallengeAugX (TBD) - Edgefest SeptX: Edgewater Yard Sale
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5/31: Memorial Day / Beaches Open DateAugX - Loyola Day of Service Sept/Oct/Nov- Chicago Budget Vote
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2022 CAMPAIGNS Aug X: Air & Water Show10/10 Indigenous Peoples' Day
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Develop urban, communal environmental resiliency and leverage shared strategies for success
Nov 11th: Midterm elections
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Information campaign on sustainability resources
Nov X: Pumpkin Smash
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Increase number of people composting
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Actions/Projects
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✔️ Jan: 501c3 Application Process & New Bank Account Setup (Tricia, Renee, Nick)March: Town Hall meeting on land usageJune: Photo project of Edgewater gardens for newsletter & social postsDec: Winter & Spring Org Planning
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✔️ Jan: Leaf Blowers Organizing Kicks Off (Ginger)March: Town Hall in collaboration with Indigenous People's Day Coalition ✔️ May, June: Loyola Veggie Distribution to community (Kevin, Renee)Sept/Nov: Midterms candidates forum
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✔️ Jan: Join ICJC (Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition) & Chicago Climate Table (Renee, Nick, Johnathon)March: Re-share flooding assessment & do some education, explore rain-ready, flood prevention (Kira/Renee)June: School outreach on sustainability projects / school engagement [Rachel]
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✔️ Jan: OEFF (One Earth Film Fest) Planning (Dick, Renee, David)March: Kick off team to work on advocacy agendas (Renee)June: Annual check in with ASCO (Association of Sheridan Condo Owners) [Needs person/team]
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✔️ Feb: Advisory Committee Kicks Off (Renee)✔️ March, April, May, June: Get EEC migrated to the NEW WEBSITE✔️ June: Audit spending for year and plan out 2nd part of year (Renee, Tricia, Nick, Becky)Oct/Nov: Treekeepers Fall Planting
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Feb > Ongoing: Uptown Business Composting (Dick)March/April: CSA advocacy at community gardens (Nick)June: advocate for menu money for 2023 (decisions made in oct) [Needs person/team] - Berwyn Bike Lane
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✔️ Feb: Connect with ICJC (Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition) & Chicago Climate Table (Renee, Nick, Johnathon)March/April: Walkable streets, safer streets initiative [Needs person/team] June: Provide educational assistance to students or younger generations on environmental issues (Rachel)
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✔️ Feb: OEFF Promotion (Dick, Renee, David)April: Town Hall on Green Building resourcesAug: Fall Tree Planting Grant & new sign ups (Renee, Steve, Nina)
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Feb: Share & outreach on state and chicago wide groups to membership (Renee, Kira)April: Solar education refresh: Give technical assistance to building owners who want to put on solar panels [Needs person/team] [Ongoing] Leaf Blowers Organizing Continues (Ginger)
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✔️ Feb/March: Plan out beach stewardship for the year (new leaders, expansion, comms upgrades, and bathroom season extension) (Renee, Jim)✔️ April-May: Share & review Chicago's new Climate Action Plan (Kira, Renee)[OPEN ITEM] Get out to farmers markets and block club summer activities to promote EEC (Intern + needs person/team leader)
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✔️ Feb/March: Outreach to identify Parkway for Pollinator sites + Outreach and promotion on P4P/distros✔️ April-Dec: Communal resiliency campaign
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✔️ April: Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Grant (Tricia)
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✔️ April, May: Parkways for Pollinators w/ Loyola Plant Distro #1 (Renee, Nick)
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✔️ May: Native educational street planters (Renee & David)
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✔️ May: P4P: Check ins for native gardens growing progress / annual check in with corner garden caretakers (Renee, Nick, Leslie )
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May: research & education on city programs (Karin)
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✔️ [Ongoing] Leaf Blowers Organizing Continues (Ginger)
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[OPEN ITEM Bike lane advocacy]
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[OPEN ITEM Involve more community members in activities implemented by the EEC]
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Recurring Activities/Projects Things to rememberNew member orientationIdeas bank for 2022
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Monthly meetingsBringing in speakers & experts to events & discussionsHistoryCity Nature Challenge in the spring
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Clean & green daysLeverage elected officialsAbout usCanopy measurement efforts continue
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Arbor Day EventBring joy / have funPeopleEdgewater Chamber Grant in April/May
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Corner Gardens Current projects3/13-3/19: Flood Safety Week
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Go EdgewaterAffiliate SurveyMenu Money for 2023 - Lakefront Garden & Food Forest
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Natural Areas StewardshipUpcoming happenings/events
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Edgefest Recycling Project
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Dinners @ 6018
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Water Music on the Beach
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Pumpkin Smash
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Litter Free Edgewater
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Public space garden grants
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Tree plantings
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Holiday Lights Recycling Collection
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