January in Chicago is not generally known for being green, but even in the throes of winter, Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors stay involved in sustainability and beautification initiatives.
Urbanologist Max Grinnell presents Going Green in Chicago, a conversation about how the public and private sector continue to work toward a better future in Chicago, Mon., Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St. The discussion with include community gardens, green roofs, public transportation improvements, and other green initiatives that continue to transform the city’s sustainability.
This program is a part of the 2019-2020 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme Season For Change through the book “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert. For more information, visit www.onebookonechicago.org.
Openlands is hosting two local pruning workdays, Mon., Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prospect Park, 10940 S. Prospect Ave., and Mon, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blackwelder Park, 11500 S. Homewood. Only TreeKeepers and certified arborists can prune, but others can help haul cut limbs. Bring safety glasses, gloves, a water bottle, and your own tools if you have them. Additional tools will be available. TreeKeepers who need to complete pruning practicals are encouraged to join.