Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting today and thank you to Brian Sleet for speaking with us! The next Moving Forward meeting will be on July 9th so save the date!
In keeping with last week's theme, here are some other concrete things that YOU can do to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Reduce your animal intake. Most carbon emissions come from food production and the production of red meat and dairy is very carbon-intensive.
- Get out that Ventra card and take the bus! Or even better, walk!
- Buy less when you shop and plan out meals ahead of time in order to reduce the amount of food wasted. Scientists have estimated that up to 40% of American food is wasted. Food waste occupies a significant portion of our landfills and adds methane to the atmosphere as it decomposes.
- For more tips, check out this article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/03/upshot/what-you-can-do-about-climate-change.html?_r=0
Multiple events will be going on as part of Disarm Hate Week in Chicago.
Pulse: One Year Later Vigil at Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St.) will be taking place on 6/12 from 6-7pm.
Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate on 6/18 in Evanston. Proceeds from the race will be used to further the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore, in particular efforts in the areas of racial justice and violence provention. To register: http://www.ywca.org/site/c.ewK0LoO8LmK6F/b.7966989/k.ED0/Ricky_Byrdsong_Memorial_Race_Against_Hate.htm
Chicago Pride Fest will be on Halsted between Addison and Grace the weekend of 6/17-6/18
Chicago Pride Parade will be on 6/25 from 12-2pm.
The Southern Poverty Law Center's Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative provides pro bono legal representation to immigrants detained in the southeastern US. They provide skilled attorneys to protect the due process of detained immigrants and their goal is to win every meritorious deportation defense case arising out of recent and anticipated immigration enforcement actions. Detained immigrants who do have counsel are 10 times as likely to succeed in their cases as those who represent themselves.
To read further about this incredible project: https://www.splcenter.org/our-issues/immigrant-justice/southeast-immigrant-freedom-initiative