STONE SOUP MOVES INTO ECO-FRIENDLY RENOVATION!
After spending over 10 years unoccupied, a large space on the 5th floor of ICA GreenRise has been renovated and leased to the Stone Soup Cooperative.
The renovation, which took two months, has rehabbed the area into the most sustainable space in the building. The result is a low-impact, energy efficient, sustainably designed living space for the community of over 15 people.
Stone Soup Sheridan, formerly Stone Soup Ashland, is one of the three Stone Soup Cooperative houses and intentional communities in Chicago. These communities are designed to provide an affordable and healthy living environment for people committed to social justice work. After the new residents have finished moving in, the 7th floor ICA intentional community is planning a welcoming party.
GARDENING HUB DAY SPROUTS ACTION
On Saturday, February 27th, ICA hosted a garden themed Hub day and Seed Swap which brought together 35 residents whose gardening skills ranged from beginner to gardening expert. The aim of Hub days are to promote the ICA GreenRise as a community space to gather and learn skills that support personal sustainability. In addition to skills-based workshops and mingling opportunities, this Hub day featured an Uptown engagement track to plan future community activities. Continue the story...
CREATE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES THIS SUMMER: JULY 11-29TH
For three weeks this summer (July 11 - July 29) the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) is offering the Sustainable Community Development Intensive (SCDI). ICA is known globally for its participatory methods for community and organizational development over the past 50 years. Participants who join the cohort will be immersed in a learning community that focuses on the intersection of social and environmental justice. Registration for this course ends May 1st. After the application is submitted, a member of our team will reach out to establish an interview within 1-2 weeks.
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TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LATEST INITIATIVES
The Institute of Cultural Affairs is excited to share our most recent Initiatives with you
This Fall Initiatives includes:
- Fall Archives Sojourn 2015
- Updates on the Service Learning programs
- ToP Network turning 25 & this year's annual gathering
- Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network finishing 'Is It Just Space?' series
- ICA GreenRise new markets and new tenants
- ICA-USA engagement around the globe ...and more!
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U2Cando: Lighting the Way for Sustainable Community Development
Latest Blogs from Ted Wysocki
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