Climate Action Forum


December 3, 2017

The Field Museum 
Main Entrance
(South Doors)
1400 S Lake Shore Drive

The Chicago Community Climate Forum offers a unique opportunity to come together in community-focused dialogue, celebration, and commitment.

The Chicago Community Climate Forum will:
-- Celebrate community-led climate solutions
-- Share stories about the intersection of climate change and our everyday lives
-- Build momentum for long-term community climate action
-- Inspire new partnerships and networks for a more resilient Chicago region
-- Set forth a vision and set of principles on climate and community that we can build on

Featured Speakers and Performers:

Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7

Keynote Speaker: 
Mustafa Santiago Ali, Hip Hop Caucus

Chicago Voices:
Toni Anderson, Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab
Abigail Derby Lewis, The Field Museum
Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network
Anthena Gore, Elevate Energy & Environmentalists of Color
Richard Lariviere, The Field Museum
Alex Poltorak, The Urban Canopy
Julia Stasch, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Rev. Booker Steven Vance, Faith in Place
Kimberly Wasserman-Nieto, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Kuumba Lynx spoken word youth arts performance ensemble
Noteworthy Jazz Ensemble, uniquely comprised of Chicago Public School music teachers "practicing what they teach"

A reception with music, group discussions, and interactive spaces will follow the launch of the 
Chicago Agreement on Climate and Community.

event sponsors

Center for Carbon Removal, The Chicago Community Trust, Crown Family Philanthropies,
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Energy Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund,
Hanley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, Manaaki Foundation, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Moller Family Foundation, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation USA,
Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. 


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An inspiring number of partners and contributors participated in the day-to-day work to make this effort possible.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School
Academy for Global Citizenship
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Animalia Project
Archdiocese of Chicago
Audubon Great Lakes
BIG: Blacks in Green
Calumet Collaborative
Center for Carbon Removal
Center for Humans and Nature
Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Community Trust
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility
Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network
Chicago Wilderness Climate Committee
Chicago Women in Green
Corner Family Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
Current Innovation
Delta Institute
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation
Elevate Energy 
Energy Foundation
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Environmentalists of Color
Faith in Place
The Field Museum
Foresight Design
Free Spirit Media
Fresh Taste
Global Philanthropy Partnership
Go Green Illinois
Green Community Connections
Hanley Foundation
Healthcare Without Harm
Illinois Environmental Council
Illinois Green Alliance
Institute of Cultural Affairs
Institute for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) at Northwestern University
The Joyce Foundation
Liberty Prairie Foundation
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Loyola University Chicago
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
March for Science Chicago
The Manaaki Foundation
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Moller Family Foundation
Moms Clean Air Force
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation USA
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Nature Conservancy
North Lawndale Employment Network
One Earth Film Festival
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Practice Greenhealth
Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab
The John G. Shedd Aquarium
Sieben Energy Associates
Sierra Club
uncommon ground
Union of Concerned Scientists
University of Illinois at Chicago
World Wildlife Fund
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