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

Online Farmers Market

With this global health crisis, supporting our local economy is more important than ever! Browse items at our indoor farmers market and have goods delivered right to your door.

Virtual Closed Loop Lab: Trash Talk

Learn about the journey our trash takes from the garbage bin to the landfill — and the energy it takes to get it there. 

Eating for 8 Billion... at home!

Chef Abra Berens will demonstrate two delicious dishes in this virtual fundraiser and celebration of local food. Cook along and then participate in a Q&A and live discussion with fellow attendees!

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