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Closed Loop Forum & Fest

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

Plant Chicagoʼs Closed Loop Forum & Fest 2018 is focused on cultivating local circular economies. Live music, workshops, and more!

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. $10 suggested donation.

Mary Beth Shaye, 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, $10 suggested donation for entry.

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

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.

Are you passionate about an environmental issue that you’d like to present? Learn how to get involved in the poster session. Open to anyone middle school and older.

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 [email protected] for promo code.

Third Coast Blues with Matthew Skoller & Tom Holland
Yuri Basho Lane
DJ’s from After School Matters
Fox and Hounds
… and more to come!

About Plant Chicago

Plant Chicago is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate local circular economies that generate equity and economic opportunity for all residents. Plant Chicago is located at The Plant, a community of food businesses focused on reusing waste, housed in a transformed industrial space in the Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood of Chicago.


July 28, 2018
9:00 am - 7:00 pm CDT
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The Plant
1400 W 46th St
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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