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

Virtual Science Fair

Plant Chicago wants to know what cool DIY projects, experiments, and circular economy challenges you’ve been tackling during quarantine! We’re coordinating a “Virtual Science Fair” to continue the circular economy conversation from home.

(Virtual) Introduction to Aquaponics

Join Plant Chicago's CE Project Specialist Eric Weber for this introduction on this innovative way to grow your own food. Learn the basics behind how aquaponic systems work, tips for starting your own system, and why this method will be an integral part of future food sustainability!

Virtual Closed Loop Lab: Composting with Worms

Designed for teachers and parents looking to engage their students in science and sustainability topics through this quarantine era. Join Education Manager Kassie to learn more about composting at home using worms.

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