Sponsors and Exhibitors
Green for Good attendees are ready to learn and be inspired through hands-on activities, innovations, and inventions to engage young people, their families and the public-at-large as stewards and advocates for our environment.
The expansive exhibit hall at Navy Pier will feature a stage and three main areas of focus:
My Home | My Community | My World | Speakers
Each exhibitor's space will be interactive, through a demonstration or hands-on family-friendly activity.
Exhibitors and Speakers
|American Public Health Association: Children's Environmental Health Committee|
|West Cook Wild Ones||At the Wild Ones-West Cook Chapter booth, you will learn how to start native plants from seed, why native plants bring in birds and pollinators, and why native plants are good for the soil and your home.|
|Alliance of the Great Lakes|
|Chicago Park District|
|Emily Oaks Nature Center|
|Forest Preserve District of DuPage County|
|Forest Preserves of Cook County|
|Green City Market|
|Illinois Green Alliance|
|Indiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Indiana Dunes National Park|
|Indiana Dunes State Park|
|Keep America Beautiful||At the Keep America Beautiful booth, you will get to explore "plogging", the act of running/walking while picking up litter. You'll also get to explore other methods of practicing environmental stewardship.|
|Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago|
|Powering Chicago - Electrical Contractors Association of City of Chicago, Inc.|
|The Nature Conservancy|
|Zero Waste Chicago|
|Chicago Botanic Gardens|
|Food and Water Watch|
|IL Youth Climate Strike|
|Illinois Food Scraps Coalition|
|Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)||At the Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) booth, you will get to experience a short animation & interactive game exploring nuclear energy and climate change.|
|Shedd Aquarium||At this booth, you will try on waders, pull "samples" from the stream, and identify the species you find! There will be plankton to examine under the microscope and microplastics to talk about the issue of plastics and how we can keep it out of our waterways.
You will also get a chance to use collected cardboard pieces and t-shirt yarn made from old program t-shirts to create bookmarks.
There will also be plastic pollution action guide cards and program information available for all participants!
|University of Illinois Extension|
|Jan Davis||Jan Davis, retired NASA Astronaut, will be sharing with us her experience in outer space and the challenges faced by women scientists.|
|Katie Kalusky||Katie Kalusky, with the Illinois Green Alliance, will be hosting a panel discussion on the worldwide green building certification program LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).|
|Rich Cohen||Rich Cohen will be presenting on composting, an eco-friendly way to divert food scraps from landfills.|
|Suzanne Le Mignot||Suzanne Le Mignot serves as CBS 2 Chicago’s weekend news morning anchor and weekday reporter and will MC the event!|
|The Chicago Park District, Friends of the Chicago River, Forest Preserves, The Nature Conservancy, and the Indiana Dunes||These organizations are teaming up to present on taking action in nature through connection, discovery, and stewardship.|
Exhibitor Interest Form