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April 2020: Net Impact Chicago

Honors Earth Week and Day 

Earth Day on April 22nd will mark its 50th anniversary. This year the theme that has been chosen is climate change as the most pressing topic for a sustainable future. To inspire change in 2020, Net Impact posted an article highlighting 100 business solutions from their Project Drawdown to check out, share with peers, or implement at businesses.

Honoring Earth Day will be a challenge this year due to COVID-19. The City of Chicago is planning an Earth Day Digital Event that will be posted soon. 

Here are some ways the Net Impact community can participate in Earth Day:

Virtual Events

4/20 - 4/26

One Earth Film Fest’s Earth Week Virtual Mini Film Festival, in partnership with the City of Chicago.


GreenBiz Group Webinar: 2020 State of the Sustainability @ Online (RSVP)


GreenBiz Webinar: Coronavirus and the Clean Economy (RSVP)

Until April 30

Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) Lunchtime live webinars on various topics. Also recorded.

Until May 1st  

Conscious Capitalism Webinars each weekday at 2PM CT on leadership and strategy.


Quantis / GreenBiz Webinar A Climate Strategy for Business Resilience (RSVP)


'Chicago Proactive Response: COVID-19' mobilizes local innovators and technologists to address challenges of Coronavirus

Chicago's Mayor Lightfoot Announces $100M Economic Relief Package To Support Small Businesses Experiencing Hardships

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has announced free services for Illinois utility customers during the public health crisis

GRIST magazine online article series 'Climate in the Time of Coronavirus'

5 Ways to Compost during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Net Impact Earth Day Posts

Also on Earth Day, National Geographic will have an anniversary special. One of our Net Impact Volunteers, Natalie Grimaldi, was a Production Assistant in Maui while shooting their documentary series: Born Wild: The Next Generation. It is airing on April 22nd at 8/7c on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD

Wishing everyone well during this time. We will be staying in touch with more content and updates for future events. 

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