Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd, and it will be marked by two additions to the April calendar of architectural events.
First up, Global Exchange and Co-op America are sponsoring the Chicago Green Festival, a two day event at McCormick Place this Saturday and Sunday that will feature over 300 exhibitors and 150 speakers, including Chicago Department of Environment Commissioner Sadhu Johnston discussing efforts to make Chicago the greenest city in the nation, 4th ward alderman Toni Preckwinkle discussing affordable housing, and Jacky Grimshaw of the Center for Neighborhood Technology taking on The Crisis in Transit Funding. See the full list of speakers and exhibitions and other information here.
Also on Saturday, from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. in Grant Park, the Grant Park Advisory Council/Grant Park Conservancy with be hosting an Earth Day Celebration with ComEd and Exelon, which is seeking volunteers to help with mulching trees and pitching in for a general cleanup. See the details here.