The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is now recruiting for its fall 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series. During the training, you’ll learn from community and environmental leaders about urban environmental challenges and opportunities for change; then you’ll lead an environmental service project in your community with C3 support and resources.
- Sunday, August 30, 3 to 4 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
- Tuesday, September 1, 6 to 7 p.m., Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park
- Wednesday, September 2, noon to 1 p.m., Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #700
- Thursday, September 3, 6 to 7 p.m., Villa Guadalupe Senior Apartments, 3201 E. 91st St.
Five core classes that cover conservation principles and skills in:
- Water: conserve water, manage stormwater, and improve water quality
- Green Space: be a steward of Chicago’s open spaces
- Waste: recycle, reduce, and reuse
- Energy: use active transportation and make choices to promote energy efficiency
- Community Organizing: recruit and manage volunteers, lead community projects
- Project Development: complete a community asset map, manage a budget, make a plan and carry it out
- Project Implementation: Design and carry out an environmental service project with support from C3 Partners and staff over the course of several months. Support includes project development guidance, mentoring on community outreach, and up to $250 worth of materials and supplies for the project. Learn more about C3 Leader Projects.
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