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September/October 2022 Net Impact Chicago Newsletter/Blog:

Fall Networking Social 09/26 and More! 

Greetings from Net Impact Chicago (NIC)! We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day. As we head into the fall season of happenings, Net Impact Chicago wants to recognize and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th).

In big and exciting climate legislation news, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law by President Biden on August 16th. The IRA will provide $369 billion for climate action, making it one of the most, if not the most, significant pieces of U.S. climate legislation to date. More information available on the IRA in our “Resources” section of the newsletter.


Net Impact Chicago x Green Drinks Fall 2022 Networking Social
September 26  |  6pm-8pm  | TimeOut Chicago Market  | No Cover but RSVP

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For the first time ever, Net Impact Chicago is proud to partner with Green Drinks Chicago Green Drinks is an independent, all-inclusive, green social platform that organizes events all throughout the Chicago area, with a regular early evening event typically on the last Wed. of the month in a central location and a migrating monthly event in one of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.  (Note:  For this September joint event, we are meeting on a Monday instead. We apologize with the conflict with Rosh Hashanah, but other date options had conflicts also).  Details below!


What:  Meet others interested in advancing business, career, civic, environmental, and social goals in a fun and casual atmosphere.  All career stages welcome. We will have some icebreakers so our attendees can get acquainted!

When:  Monday Sept. 26, 2022, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Where:  Time Out Chicago Market, 916 W. Fulton Market.  Look for the Net Impact / Green Drinks table tents at the ground level outdoor tables, weather permitting.  If the weather is rainy, we will be in the indoor food court area. Venue is accessible via the Green/Pink Line Morgan El stop; #8 Bus, and nearby Divvy Stations near Lake and Morgan.

How much:  There is no cover charge.  Attendees can pay for their own food and drinks from a choice of local vendors in a cashless environment

RSVP:  at this  Eventbrite link

Net Impact Central Virtual Workshop:  Thu. Sept. 22, Noon CT

Scaling equity-based solutions with the En-ROADS Simulator. 

Learn about specific concepts, tools, and strategies to advance inclusive climate literacy and decision-making as part of a global initiative. More info here

RSVP:  Online at Net Impact Central.

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Alliance for the Great Lakes Beach Cleanups:

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Zone Webinars, Sept. 21 - 23 

The SDG Action Zone brings together the highest levels of UN leadership, activists, government officials, business leaders, changemakers and disruptors in a virtual collaborative space for education and action updates. 

Details here. Check out also 09/23 + 10/07 - an SDG Innovation Lab free two part training webinar for a certificate of completion, part of Centennial College's series of SDG programs

Chicago Water Week, Oct. 3 - 9

Events convened by Current highlighting the critical role of water in Chicago’s environment, society and economy.  Given flooding crises in Pakistan, lack of safe water Mississippi, and drought in the US Southwest, this is a perennial topic. 

Details and RSVP here 


Local / Regional Actions:

  • Chicago residents:  Provide public input to the City's comprehensive development plan via the We Will Chicago initiative. Includes issues of environment, economics, public spaces, etc.

    Save Bell Bowl Prairie: Contact key decision makers to let them know how important this historic remnant prairie is to the biodiversity of our state.

  • Green Building Professionals can volunteer to mentor and teach kids about green careers via the IL Green Alliance
  • US Citizens in Illinois:Register to Vote early or on Election Day itself Tuesday November 8.
      National / Global Actions:


        Now accepting applications to join the Net Impact Chicago Leadership Team!
        Open positions: 
        • Social Media Chair

        • Blog & Newsletter Chair

        • Event Operations Chair

        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

        Apply now via this form link:

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