Past Events

Middle School Play

Middle School Play

New Design High School, 350 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
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Free

The end of the Mayan calendar approaches. Where did the teacher go? How far away is the future? Oh shit, here it is.  About this eventCast & Creativewritten and directed by Daniel Holzmanassociate directors Ava Elizabeth Novak and Sam CarberyfeaturingArjun Biju, Sam Carbery, Aja Downing, Nola Latty, Cashel O’Malley, Char Nakashima-Conway, Jonathon Qualls, Anike Sonuga, and Nigel Berkeleyproduction design by...

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28 October 2021
Short Play Festival with Night Out in the Parks!

Short Play Festival with Night Out in the Parks!

Berger Park, 6205 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Free

https://youtu.be/x3vQkqJ4RNE The event was cancelled due to rain. Enjoy the video of these wonderful productions! THE EVENING PROGRAM "Dreams of Water" by Jeff Jenkins "Orange" by Conor McShane "The Opposite of Love" by Susan Melinda Dunlap "Arcana" by Carson Grace Becker "Weather or Not" by Scott Carter Cooper Directed by: Patrice Egleston Production/Stage Manager: Claire Kaplan Technical Support: Richie Schiraldi...

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26 June 2021
Healing the Spring: A Closing Ceremony with The Persephone Project

Healing the Spring: A Closing Ceremony with The Persephone Project

Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free

EVENT TYPE: OUTDOOR PAGEANT. Join us in the closing of our inaugural festival. Take part in performance and spectacle with the magic of The Persephone Project.Come gather in the open air and breathe. See (half of) the faces of people you know and people you don’t.  Come see a dress that blooms. Trash Piles that come to life and run around....

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02 May 2021
Re-Fuse2021: Open Mic

Re-Fuse2021: Open Mic

Live Streamed from Compound Yellow,

EVENT TYPE: Live-streamed performances and speeches.   An artivist event in collaboration with C.A.S.T. Live! and Compound Yellow. Celebrate the connections between Earth Day and May Day. Come be inspired by local artists and activists while we raise funds for local environmental and labor history groups. A link will be posted here for the stream.   DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL HERE - **donations...

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02 May 2021
First Ascent Morning Yoga

First Ascent Morning Yoga

First Ascent Avondale, 3516 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL
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Get out of your head and into your body. Physical connection is good not only for your health, but is an essential aspect of relationship with the environment. First Ascent is offering four yoga sessions, free to members and non-members alike. A free one-day climbing pass will be offered to non-members that is good at any of the gym's locations!...

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02 May 2021
The Return of the Slam

The Return of the Slam

Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free – $20

EVENT TYPE: In-person and livestream performance.https://youtu.be/JkhdcSutk08The original poetry slam, the one that started them all, will be having its first run since the beginning of the pandemic. Marc Smith, the founder of the movement, will host. With world class musical accompaniment, open mic, and of course: the slam!DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL HERE - **donations processed by The Still Point Theatre...

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01 May 2021
First Ascent Morning Yoga

First Ascent Morning Yoga

Clarendon Park, 4501 N Clarendon Ave
Chicago, IL
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Get out of your head and into your body. Physical connection is good not only for your health, but is an essential aspect of relationship with the environment. First Ascent is offering four yoga sessions, free to members and non-members alike. A free one-day climbing pass will be offered to non-members that is good at any of the gym's locations!...

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01 May 2021
Inter-Religious Panel

Inter-Religious Panel

Zoom,
Free

EVENT TYPE: Zoom Discussion. DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL HERE - **donations processed by The Still Point Theatre Collective**   https://youtu.be/lm_Tn8dbcEM The world's religions and inspired individuals have always played major roles in change and struggle. What are they doing now? How do their views and practices offer ways forward? Sit down with Lisa Wagner-Carollo (Artist Director of The Still Point Theatre...

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30 April 2021
The Farm Walk

The Farm Walk

EVENT TYPE: OUTDOOR TOUR. Join The Plant for a stroll alongside urban farms, and ask about buying produce straight from the farmers you meet. Then come inside for more products made and grown at The Plant at the Turtle Stop and Whiner Beer Co.'s taproom. We encourage visitors to donate unexpired perishable or nonperishable foods to the Love Fridge at The Plant. Farmers that will...

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30 April 2021
The Action Series: Local Level with Extinction Rebellion and Alliance of the Southeast

The Action Series: Local Level with Extinction Rebellion and Alliance of the Southeast

Free

https://youtu.be/hgdlwrrMENQEVENT TYPE: Zoom Presentation and Discussion.For the third presentation in the Action Series, Extinction Rebellion Chicago and Oscar Sanchez from the Alliance of the Southeast hold a talk on acting to stop climate change and building a just world from the local level. Extinction Rebellion uses "nonviolent direct actions and peaceful civil disobedience to disrupt business-as-usual in order to compel governments to...

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29 April 2021
The Earth is Not a Commodity

The Earth is Not a Commodity

Zoom,
Free

DONATE HERE *Donations handled through THE STILL POINT THEATRE COLLECTIVE* The festival is an entirely volunteer effort without any funding. These amazing presenters have chosen to donate their time. Giving ensures that we are able to support their efforts and continue to bring you this festival for free every year until we avert climate change. https://youtu.be/MVkyKbmwFNs     EVENT TYPE: Zoom...

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28 April 2021
Healing Communities Through Agriculture

Healing Communities Through Agriculture

Zoom,
Free

EVENT TYPE: Zoom Panel. https://youtu.be/h93Zi2bKU2I Humans contain the same elements as does the Earth. When we are broken, when our societal systems are broken, can we find healing from these elements? Join these local farming revolutionaries in a discussion about combating food insecurity, systemic inequities, and the oppression of marginalized communities through agricultural education, workforce training, and urban farming. With...

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27 April 2021
Farm Volunteer Day

Farm Volunteer Day

Growing Home, 5814 S. Wood St
Chicago, IL
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWO_ZUyDoIU&authuser=3 EVENT TYPE: OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. People are always wondering how they can actually do anything about systemic problems. Well, here's something: come take part in building a new Community Garden with Growing Home! This community heath organization has supplied professional development and good food to the neighborhood of Englewood for decades, an area of Chicago hit by poverty and lack...

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26 April 2021
The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall

Online Stream,
Free

EVENT TYPE: DOCUMENTARY STREAM. This is part of our double-festival double feature with One Earth Film Festival. Jared P. Scott (Emmy-nominated writer/producer/director of "The Age of Consequences"), Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles (Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominated Director of "City of God" and "The Constant Gardener"), and Malian Musician and Activist, Inna Modja, take us on an epic journey along Africa's Great...

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25 April 2021
To Which We Belong

To Which We Belong

Online Stream,

EVENT TYPE: STREAMING DOCUMENTARY. A Sunday Double Fest, Double Feature. Presented by One Earth Film Fest with our showing of Great Green Wall immediately after. Science is showing that if we draw down enough carbon from the sky back into the soil through regenerative agricultural practices, we can actually reverse climate change bringing carbon dioxide down to pre-industrial revolution levels. To Which...

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25 April 2021
The Action Series: State Level with The Sierra Club

The Action Series: State Level with The Sierra Club

Zoom,
Free

EVENT TYPE: Zoom Presentation and Discussion. For the second presentation in the Action Series, Caroline Wooten of the The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club was to talk on acting to stop climate change and building a just world from the state level, with a focus on the Clean Energy and Jobs Act of Illinois. *THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED* DONATE HERE...

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25 April 2021
Vegan Paradise: A Vegan Farmer’s Market

Vegan Paradise: A Vegan Farmer’s Market

The Plant, 1400 W 46th St
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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EVENT TYPE: IN-PERSON MARKET. The Plant holds a farmer's market every Sunday in the summers. We were there with a booth encouraging people to buy local, find out what "closed-loop farming" means, and help support these practices that will ensure a thriving future! Check out our other two events with Bubbly Dynamics/The Plant: Imagining a Different Relationship with the Earth...

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25 April 2021
First Ascent Morning Yoga

First Ascent Morning Yoga

Ping Tom Park, 1700 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL
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Yoga at Ping Tom Park! Get out of your head and into your body. Physical connection is good not only for your health, but is an essential aspect of relationship with the environment. First Ascent offered four yoga sessions, free to members and non-members alike. A free one-day climbing pass was offered to non-members, good at any of the gym's...

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25 April 2021
Becoming God

Becoming God

Zoom,
Free

 EVENT TYPE: Zoom performance and discussion.  https://youtu.be/Q5b6lQiN48MWhen J. Robert Oppenheimer watched the first nuclear bomb go off in an isolated desert of New Mexico, these were the words that came to him from Hindu scriptures: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Although the nuke was his creation, he spent the rest of his life fighting for disarmament and control...

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24 April 2021
Still Point Theatre Collective Salon

Still Point Theatre Collective Salon

Zoom,

EVENT TYPE: Virtual open mic. The company that housed the first meetings of this festival, and which is the festival's fiscal sponsor, brought their monthly salon. In a living-room style open mic, writings, art, music, video, and were shared. *Pieces did not need to be about climate change directly.*   Find out more about Still Point here!   DONATE TO...

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24 April 2021
The Bees Knees

The Bees Knees

Zoom,
Free

EVENT TYPE: Zoom Panel. https://youtu.be/jMjYR3afOMABees are a vital part of the fabric of life. And they sure do make it delicious around here. Not only creating honey but pollinating crops and carrying out other functions that impact you and me daily. Find out what wonderful creations can come from this fabulous species, how they work, and why the disappearance of...

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24 April 2021
First Ascent Morning Yoga

First Ascent Morning Yoga

Palmisano Park, 2700 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL
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This event was cancelled due to rain.   DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL HERE - **donations processed by The Still Point Theatre Collective** We are an entirely unfunded, volunteer effort. Festival staff and presenters are not being paid. Consider contributing so that we may support the wonderful participants' efforts and continue to bring a better festival every year until the climate...

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24 April 2021
Imagining a Different Relationship to Earth

Imagining a Different Relationship to Earth

Zoom,
Free

EVENT TYPE: ZOOM PANEL.https://youtu.be/6SQs55LdQCQDeep within an urban structure like Chicago, how do we make a difference in the climate crisis? How do we individually and collectively make a real difference that is more than just saying “no” to plastic bags? We need to re-imagine our relationship to Earth.Panelists: Trish VanderBeke, Architect at SkyWater Project. Selma Sims, CEO + Head Grower...

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23 April 2021
Crafts, Demos, and More with Local Businesses!

Crafts, Demos, and More with Local Businesses!

Eco and the Flamingo, 4750 N Rockwell St
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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EVENT TYPE: SHOP DAY.Eco and the Flamingo, Chicago's first zero waste store, hosted a full day of demos and activities with eight of the amazing businesses they partner with. Check out the videos below to learn how local Chicago vendors are a huge part of a sustainable future.Crafts and demos presented by: 11 AM : Innertwine Herbs - "Herbalism and Sustainablity" 11...

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23 April 2021
The Age of Consequences

The Age of Consequences

Online Stream,
Free

EVENT TYPE: DOCUMENTARY STREAM.   Thanks to filmmaker Jared P. Scott, we screened the eye-opening documentary The Age of Consequences  for free to audiences as the very first event of the festival ever!! with a following discussion with four experts from the film.  The Age of Consequences, which you can watch on a number of streaming services right now, is an Emmy®-nominated investigation of how climate...

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22 April 2021