Center for Cultural Interchange
Posted on March 2, 2011 by admin
All are welcome at the Greenheart Shop for our celebration of the 100th International Women’s Day. Join Greenheart as we talk about women’s rights around the world, focusing on several women’s empowerment projects in Africa through Greenheart Travel and how Greenheart Shop supports African women through sale of their fair trade products.
Join us for more information about Kenya’s Maasai community and the work we’re doing to support them! Greenheart Travel volunteers will share first-hand stories from their trip and conduct an authentic, Kenyan cooking class. Come and see how women around the world celebrate this amazing milestone and learn how fair trade improves the lives of women everywhere. Fair trade and organic chocolate and wine will be on hand – let’s celebrate!
International Women's Day event is at Greenheart Shop, 1911 W Division St. - Tuesday, March 8th - 5:30 - 7pm.
Posted on June 18, 2010 by admin
Yoga studio with two locations in Chicago. YogaNow offers a plethora of workshops and classes in two Chicago locations.
Robert Pelaski, YogaNow Instructor
With over 15 years as a AFAA certified group fitness instructor and living in New York, Robert discovered yoga through a fellow teacher who invited him to the Jivamukti Yoga School in the summer of 2005. He has since cerfitied at the 500 hour level under the study of D'ana Baptiste in 2008 at Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake City, Utah. Robert has traveled exensively throughout the world rooting his feet on 5 continents in more than 35 countries and can still be found often at Jivamukti London, and New York. He continues his daily practice and now shares his passion and knowledge with others in the integration of life on the mat."Breath easy..breath deep...life is precious".
Amy M. Talbot, Associate Planner, LEED AP
Amy Talbot attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies. At Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Amy contributed to the recently released Water 2050: Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan, where her focus was on exploring the savings potential of water conservation best management practices. She is also working on local food system policy for the Regional Comprehensive Plan-GO TO 2040.
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. By state and federal law, CMAP is responsible for developing GO TO 2040, metropolitan Chicago's first truly comprehensive regional plan. See www.cmap.illinois.gov and www.goto2040.org for more information.
Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions
City Provisions is a catering Company specializing in unparalleled service, exciting seasonal food selections, and custom menu planning. Some of their practices include, but are not limited to: Implementing a recycling program both in CP kitchen and at off-premise events; Sending CP organic waste back to our farmers that feed the animals that feed us, hence fully bipassing the step of composting; Donating CP fryer oil to a member of our community to run his 1986 Mercedes that has been converted to biodiesel; Using the latest technology of corn, sugar cane and potato based biodegradeable disposables; Purchasing uniforms made from organic material and made in the USA - even the buttons on CP chef coats are made from nuts; Reducing CP overall carbon footprint by working with local farmers, purveyors and business partners.
Bonita Kindle, (CHC, AADP) RawFood Chef & Nutrition Coach
Bonita Kindle age 56 is a certified personal fitness trainer, healthy eating specialist, holistic health & nutrition coach and a raw food chef that has studied raw organic food techniques with Living Light Culinary program and is certified with Cousins Incredible Vitality Associate Chef/Instructor Program, and has studied with many well know raw food chefs .Bonita is the creator of the "Look Younger Now" Body Transformation Jump Start System. Bonita is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Institute for the Psychology of Eating,Ohashiatsu Institute, Reflexology, Acupressure Massage, and Thai Yoga Therapy programs.Bonita's objectives are to educate and coach her clients to the next level!
Amber Gribben, Worm Composting
Urban Worm Girl's calling is to educate the community on composting with worms, also known as vermiculture. Basically, it's recycling kitchen waste using the wisdom and efficiency of Red Worms — simple, clean and odorless. Whether it's in your house or apartment, worm composting is a reminder of our interconnectedness to the earth and all of its living beings.
Jessy of Chicago Biofuels
Chicago Biofuels is committed to educating the public and businesses on the benefits of biofuels in Chicagoland. We will provide instruction on the use of biofuels, locating sources for biofuels, and accelerate the adoption of biofuels in the Chicago market.
Jeff Sommer of Green Dream Group
Jeff graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Environmental Science. He has work experience with the Department of Natural Resources, as well as remodeling homes, finance and equipment leasing. Green Dream Group does HOME ENERGY AUDITS, BPI TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS , and GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS for Energy Star, Chicago Green Homes, and LEED.
Ashley Klein, Samba Performer
Ashley Klein has been a dancer with Samba1 Brazilian Dance Group for over 5 years. She has performed throughout the Midwest in venues such as Salsa Congress, Malibu Rum events, Chicago African Festival of the Arts, Green Tie Ball, Arie Crown Theatre, Field Museum, The Chicago White Sox, The Chicago Fire, University of Chicago, O'Hare Airport, East Bank Club, Milwaukee Zoo, Dayton City Folk Festival, The Venue at Horseshow Casino, restaurants, hotels, clubs, cultural centers, theatres and much more!
Posted on October 29, 2009 by admin
Greenheart Shop is Chicago’s only nonprofit eco friendly, fair trade store. Greenheart is fair to producers and good to the earth through its support of local, social enterprises and global fair trade partnerships. Please visit our store at 1911 W Division St or shop online!
Greenheart Shop is a branch of the Greenheart Initiative- the environmental and social initiative of the Center for Cultural Interchange, a nonprofit cultural exchange organization.
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