It's Time to Plan a Green Event for Your Block Party!

By Sally Stovall

Spring has sprung, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming.

Host a green show & tell event at your block party to explore ways we can do our part to support Mother Nature. You can choose from one of the following topics offered by Green Community Connections and friends or design your own event.

  • Mobilizing for monarchs. Stories of the amazing monarch butterfly (with West Cook Wild Ones).

  • Tips for a beautiful, family-friendly, chemical-free lawn (with Deep Roots Project).

  • Simple strategies for eating sustainably and reducing waste (with Sugar Beet Schoolhouse).

Steps to Schedule a Green Event for your Block Party:

  • Choose the date for your block party and complete the village block party petition.

  • Then select the option for a Green Block Party and follow the instructions to select your choice of topics. Each of the green block party events described above is a 30-minute interactive show & tell.

For questions and more information on any of the above topics email or call 773-315-1109.

“Do It Yourself” Ideas for Green Events at Block Parties:

Another option is to plan a DIY Green Event, where you tap neighbors on your block to do garden tours, explain how their rain barrels work, or even do a voter registration drive. Most blocks have awesome expertise and resources among the residents. Click here for examples of green-themed activities.

We look forward to lots of creative DIY green block parties.  Please share your stories and photos with us and we'll add them to the examples we share!