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Closed Loop Forum and Fest @ Plant Chicago

July 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Plant Chicagoʼs Closed Loop Forum & Fest 2018 is focused on cultivating local circular economies.

The Forum 9 am – 1 pm
Ideas on neighborhood production, consumption, and waste will be shared by local thinkers and organizations. Collaborate with neighborhood businesses and innovators within urban agriculture and sustainability.

Mary Beth Schaye, Collective Resource
Shantanu Pai, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Jose Oliva, Food Chain Workers Alliance 
Alex Enarson, Bubbly Dynamics 
Susan Buchanan, MD, Great Lakes Children’s Environmental Heatlh Center
Jahmal Cole, My Block My Hood My City
Mollie Dowling, OAI 
Antonio Lopez, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization 
Ratih Sutrisno, North American Students of Cooperation

Breakfast will be provided, general admission is $10. (Sliding scale options available, email kassandra@plantchicago.org for more details)

*Purchase your Forum tickets in advance and receive a free drink ticket (Whiner Beer or non-alcoholic option) for The Fest!*

Forum Tickets

Poster Session 1-3 pm
The poster session will highlight some of the circular economy research happening at The Plant, local universities, and within Back of the Yards businesses and schools. This portion of the event is free and open to the public.

The Fest 1-7 pm
Learn new DIY skills and share resources while enjoying music and food from all around Chicago. General admission is $15. Children 12 and under enter free of charge. $5 discount offered for Back of the Yards/New City residents (60609 zip) email Kassie at kassandra@plantchicago.org for promo code.

Matthew Skoller Duo
Yuri Lane
Love JOy
DJ’s from After School Matters
Fox and Hounds
… and more to come!

Whiner Beer will be providing local brews for $5 to 21+ attendees.

Follow us on Facebook for updates. Detailed event schedule coming soon. Email info@plantchicago.org with any questions.


July 28, 2018
9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Plant Chicago


Plant Chicago
1400 W 46th St
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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