ICA's Accelerate 77 project was highlighted at two important Earth
Day Celebrations in Chicago on Monday, April 22.
The first was during a "Lunch and
Learn" session held for staff at the Boeing Company. Staff members Nina
Winn and Terry Bergdall provided an overview of the Accelerate 77 project, and
talked about plans for the coming years. Boeing was a significant contributor to Accelerate 77 in 2012, and this was the
second time in six months that ICA's Accelerate 77
project was featured at their international headquarters. ICA looks forward to
continuing the partnership with them this year.
Later on the same day, ICA
was a featured guest during the City of Chicago's Earth Day program held at the
historical Cultural Center in downtown Chicago. Karen Weigert, the city's Chief
Sustainability Officer, gave an overview of city accomplishments and focused
specific attention on the Accelerate 77 project. ICA fellow Jenny Hirsch then
spoke about ways to enhance community engagement on environmental issues.
Chicago's Earth Day event was funded by the national office of the World
Wildlife Fund (WWF.) Representatives from the WWF visited ICA GreenRise prior
to the event in downtown Chicago.