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Advocacy and Environmental Justice [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23

11:15am CST

Advocating for Bird-Friendly Buildings in the Chicago Area
Learn about successful efforts to promote bird-friendly buildings in Chicago and Evanston from activists, collision monitors, architects, and a university facilities manager. Includes initiatives to establish bird-friendly building ordinances as well as retrofit existing buildings, design guidelines and tips for bird-proofing existing windows. Bird Friendly Chicago, Bird Friendly Evanston, Northwestern University and Studio Gang will be featured.



Chicago Ornithological Society

Claire Halpin

Studio Gang

Annette Prince

Director, Chicago Bird Collision Monitors
Promoting the protection and rescue of migratory birds harmed by window collisions. Educational programs and consultations about bird friendly design.

Allison Sloan

Bird Friendly Evanston, Natural Habitat Evanston

Saturday February 23, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm CST
rms. 54, 56, 58

12:30pm CST

Environmental Protection Through Stand-up Comedy
How can we make composting interesting to those that go to a supermarket more than a farmer’s market? Pesticide reduction to those that want a weed-free, green lawn? Two environmental professionals tried stand-up comedy to share their technical work with the public during Science Riot, a workshop that teaches the art of comedy to scientists. Both will perform their routines for this session.

NOTE: Lunch Session times and durations may change. Please check back before conference day to confirm.


Ryan Anderson

Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Nick Lucas

Advocates for Urban Agriculture

Saturday February 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm CST
rms. 33, 34

2:50pm CST

The Impact of the Approach
There is general agreement and an understanding that it's important to get the word out, to involve and include people in all things nature and environment. The "how" to get that done is not intrinsic to the desire and need to connect and take action. This experience will inform and incite those in attendance about what should be considered when connecting with people for the sake of the environment/nature.

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Debra Williams

Community Outreach Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy/IBP

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm CST
rm. 50

3:30pm CST

Healing People and the Planet
The Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods is dedicated to connecting people to art and nature, and has been developing programming aimed at increasing access to nature and the arts for disadvantaged populations. This presentation will explore the health benefits of art and nature, and the ways that environmental organizations can increase equitable access to these benefits through programs and partnerships.

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Dani Abboud

Program Coordinator, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Dani Abboud is the Program Coordinator of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. Dani plans and facilitates all art and nature based programming at Brushwood, and manages volunteers and social media. She is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental... Read More →
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Catherine Game

Executive Director, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Catherine Game is the Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. Catherine ensures that the legacy of Brushwood Center thrives through strong partnerships and inspiring programs that connect art, nature, and wellness. Prior to joining Brushwood Center, Catherine served... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
rm. 46