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

Cooking with Essential Oils

Join Raja Baptiste, the Founder of Food for Change Chicago, to learn all about cooking with essential oils. Participants will gain skills that will help them incorporate essential oils into food preparation and everyday routines and also have a chance to tasting some delicious creations.

June Outdoor Market

Support your favorite local producers and enjoy local food, drinks, art, and music!

Rise Up and Take Action Against Plastic Pollution!

See that plastic bag on your sidewalk or nearby beach? Join Shedd Aquarium to discuss the impact of local plastic pollution on people and wildlife, explore the challenges with managing waste in your neighborhood, and gain skills to take action to improve the health of nature in your community. 

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