Presentations & Events

Climate Action Museum Field Trip

March 15, 2024
 

GROW organized a captivating community field trip to the Climate Action Museum in Chicago on Friday, March 15. The group met at the museum for an exclusive, complimentary guided tour, generously hosted by museum Board Member Doug Farr. This engaging event served not only to educate but also to inspire and entertain attendees.

The Climate Action Museum, renowned as one of only six of its kind globally, strives to act as a pivotal climate awareness experience for Chicagoans from all walks of life. Participants had the opportunity to dive into immersive, educational displays aimed at encouraging actions to alleviate our current Climate Emergency and to forge a brighter, more sustainable future for the next generations.

This gathering emphasized the importance of community engagement in climate action and provided a unique chance for participants to connect with like-minded individuals committed to making a difference. This field trip is just one of the many ways GROW promotes environmental awareness and action within our community.
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"Air Pollution and Your Health" 

Specialized physician Dr. Macias sheds light on the relationship between air pollution and various health conditions.
February 24, 2024

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Resources:
Air Pollution and Your Health Presentation
EPA / CDC Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution
EPA / CDC Wildfire Smoke Factsheet Reduce Your Smoke Exposure
EPA AQI Forecasts:  Your Advance Notification About Unhealthy Air
EPA / ACC / AHA/ASA Heart Disease, Stroke, and Outdoor Air Pollution
EPA / CDC Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance for Schools
ALA Safer Cleaning Recipes
ALA Indoor Pollution and Your Health
ALA Outdoor Pollution and Your Health
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"A Review of Common Buckthorn" 

Horticulturist Dave Coulter shares how to identify Buckthorn, the steps you can take to remove it, and the importance of soil quality in protecting Westchester’s natural assets.
January 18, 2024


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Resources:
A Review of Common Buckthorn Presentation
Healthy Homes Brochure
Healthy Hedges Brochure
Invasive Hedge & Screen Replacement Guide (Non-native shrubs)
Invasive Hedge & Screen Replacement Guide (Native shrubs)