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.