Locally Yours! 

Highlights from Edgewater Sustainable Businesses!

Keep reading for exciting highlights of what our local businesses are doing on sustainability. Plus some fantastic ways to get involved!

Always Andersonville: The Podcast- Ep. 148

  • Our very co-chair, own Renee Patten joins the podcast!  
  • Discussions about: sustainability tips, Andersonville environmental history, events/projects the Edgewater Environmental Coalition is involved with, and much more! 
Listen Here!

Free Composting Opportunity!

  • Get your favorite local restaurants to participate in this FREE service!
  • How it works: We deliver a 32-gallon tote to your restaurant. You fill up the container with all the compostables generated in your business. We collect and swap out your full container with a fresh container.
  • It's that easy! 
  • For more information about how to get involved, drag the file to a new tab in your browser or email us at sustainedgewater@gmail.com
Composting – Restaurant Intro through EEC (1).docx

Cork Recycling & In Fine Spirits

  • Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) and Edgewater Environmental Coalition (EEC) teamed up with In Fine Spirits, a locally owned spirit store, to establish cork recycling! 
  • Recycling is provided by Terracycle, the company that specializes in recycling difficult materials.   
Click Here for More Info!

Native Plant Planters Program

  • Starting 2020, these planters have brought over 20+ native plants to local Andersonville business district. 
  • They also have helpful QR codes for facts about the plants and benefits. 
  • Native plants use less water, less harmful pesticides, and bring in less invasive species. For more information, click here!

Plastic Launchpad

  • Take Action! Talk with local businesses and provide flyers to them to reduce plastic waste (#CutOutCutlery and Shedd the Plastic).
  • Then fill out the form on our document with which businesses/restaurants you have talked with so EEC can follow-up.
Click Here For The Document and More Info!

Calling All Local Businesses!

  • The Edgewater Environmental Coalition wants to hear from and be involved with the business community to advance community sustainability! 
  • We welcome and encourage, businesses, members of the community, etc. to reach out for collaborations, with questions, or just to pick our brains.
  • Here is our info: Website and Email  
  • You're invited to our monthly meetings and hear all about all the great things going on in our community and our upcoming events are open to all.

Our Appreciation and Thanks!

Special thanks and gratitude to the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, and the local Special Service Areas (SSA) for the continuing support

Thanks to you all, we can continue to pave the way for a sustainable community together!