May 19, 2009

Go green, go local…

Filed under: Green,Local (Chicago) — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 1:56 pm

gilasicounterVolunteering at the Chicago Green Festival™ this weekend gave me an opportunity to meet lots of local green businesses. As many of us are trying to go green in our offices—not to mention support local businesses—I’ve decided to share a few of my finds. (I’m a customer of a few of these businesses already!)

  • Green Depot: building & cleaning supplies, lighting, paints, home & office décor – they also carry eco-friendly packaging materials (NW side Chicago)greendepotcleaner
  • Gilasi: recycled glass countertops (Chicago) – shown at left
  • GreenHeart: fair trade art, accessories, clothing  – great place to find unique client or office gifts (downtown Chicago)
  • Stainless Cups: stainless water bottles (Carol Stream, IL)
  • GreenMonkey: organic catering (downtown Chicago)
  • The Enterprising Kitchen: soap & spa products – they make great gifts for clients or colleagues! (N side Chicago)

May 15, 2009

Green Festival this weekend!

Filed under: Green — Tags: , , — lidia @ 8:00 am

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The Chicago Green Festival™ comes to Navy Pier this Saturday and Sunday. You’ll have the chance to meet 350+ local and national green businesses, or listen to one of the many well-known speakers.

I’ll be volunteering Sunday morning at the Creative Pitch booth to help out this great local organization.