What We Believe

Waste is an opportunity.

The best natural resource is the one that has already been extracted. Our work begins where others’ consumption ends, where energy would be otherwise lost to landfills or abandoned.

Innovation is imperative.

We can and will cultivate healthier, more sustainable cities by continuously and creatively disrupting old processes.

Together, people are strong.

Lasting, collaborative partnerships are key to creating environments where individuals, organizations and communities flourish.

Results demand action.

Action is the most effective stimulus for progress. We promote a hands-on approach to research, development and education.

Knowledge is power.

Access to information is essential for driving change. At Plant Chicago, we are committed to open-source distribution of knowledge.

Upcoming Events

November Farmers Market

Join Plant Chicago and all your favorite local producers and handicraft vendors for our November Farmers Market.

Circular Economy for Buisness

In partnership with Chicago Design Week, Plant Chicago and 57st Design will be hosting a panel discussion addressing this years theme, "The Evolving State of Design."

Community Glue Repair Workshop

Have you ever had a perfectly functional computer with the exception of one small part? Don't buy a new one, learn how to fix it with Community Glue!! In the spirit of circular eocnomies, we need to make sure we make our goods last as long as possible!

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