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February/March 2022 Net Impact Chicago Newsletter:

Conservation and Social Justice

We hope 2022 has started off well for everyone! There is a lot going on in the impact world, as well as Black History Month in February and International Women's Day on March 8th!

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The 11th annual One Earth Film Festival is taking place on March 4-13, 2022. It is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, focusing this year on turning the tide on climate change and environmental racism. There are 17 virtual watch parties screening nationally and internationally, and up to 15 in-person events in the Chicago area. Each watch party includes expert panel discussion that will equip you with ways to take action on the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Join a Watch Party with Net Impact Chicago!

We will be joining the following watch party and discussion. RSVP via One Earth Film Festival using the link below!

Registration is free but One Earth Film Festival suggests an $8 donation. They will send the access link prior to the event. 

RSVP here

Life at 50 Degrees / 2021 / 59 min / Namak Khoshnaw

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

3:00pm to 5:15pm CT

Film Description: With 2021 marked as the fifth hottest year on record, Life at 50 Degrees reveals how extreme temperatures around the world are wreaking havoc on nature, forcing climate migration, causing water shortages and triggering dangerous health conditions. By following people in seven countries, the film reveals the resourcefulness and resilience of many communities as they struggle to adapt and survive.

click the image to view the film trailer


Now accepting applications to join the Net Impact Chicago Leadership Team!

  • Open positions: 

    Benefits of joining the Net Impact Chicago Leadership Team:

    • Networking: Meet and work closely with leaders in the impact space

    • Professional eminence: Influence the direction of Net Impact Chicago by getting involved in our strategic planning for 2022 and beyond

    • Resume-builder: All current leadership team members point to instances where their Net Impact work positively impacted their careers, such as transitioning to impact-focused careers

    • Global Connections:  The Net Impact Network spans six continents and hundreds of chapters. Chances are that your next opportunity may only be a few degrees of separation away! 

    Apply now!

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Contact our Leadership Team at with any questions!

    EARTH HOUR 2022

    Earth Hour is March 26, 2022 at 8:30pm! Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 190 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. 

    Take part by simply switching off your lights, or check out the Earth Hour website for more ways to get involved!


    • Environmental Justice: Tell Illinois lawmakers to support legislation that will hold industry and government accountable for the environmental and health impacts of pollution in all communities in Illinois: Contact your elected officials (via Illinois Environmental Council)
    • Great Lakes Protection: Tell Congress to protect the Great Lakes and the people who depend on them: Contact your elected officials (via Alliance for the Great Lakes)


    Have ideas for events / programming you’d like to see from Net Impact Chicago?

    We are currently working on our chapter planning for 2022, and would love to hear ideas and feedback from our members! Let us know at


    What We're Reading/Viewing

    • How Sustainable is the Super Bowl? (Brightly)
    • State Street Acts on Racism and Inequity (GreenBiz)
    • Letter From Birmingham Jail: MLK’s Lessons for Young Activists (Teen Vogue)
    • Net Impact regenerative economy resources (
    • Is Finance Failing on Deforestation? (edie)
    • How B-Corps are Structuring Anti-Racism into their Business Models (
    • We Need Universal ESG Accounting Standards (Harvard Business Review)
    • How the Indigeneous Land-back Movement is Poised to Change Conservation (Grist)

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