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March 6, 2012
5:30–8:30pm

Jefferson Tap & Grill
325 N Jefferson St
2nd Floor
Chicago IL, 60661
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Topic

Clear As Mud - Voting For Clean Water

Description

**Pre-Registration Required. Register Here.**

Can you name the public agency that disinfects and pumps the storm and waste water of more than 10 million people, uses more ComEd energy than any other entity, and plays a strategic role in the fight to stop invasive species from encroaching on Lake Michigan?

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is little known but systemically important to Chicago's pursuit of a more vibrant future. With a primary election for Commissioners of MWRD on March 20, it has never been more important for sustainability-engaged citizens to get to know the environmental platforms of the candidates.

Come to this special "Commissioner Candidate Forum" at Green Drinks to learn how they will address Chicago's most pressing water-related issues, communicate your own priorities and questions, and leave empowered to vote for who will best secure a bright future for Chicago's water.

All of the candidates have been invited to participate. Stella Black, Patricia Horton, Karen Roothaan, Debra Shore, Kari Steele, Patrick Thompson, and Patricia Young have already accepted our invitation. Don't miss this opportunity to actively shape Chicago's water future. Register now!

Learn More About MWRD & Chicago Water Issues:
Making the River Fit to Paddle
MWRD Settlement with EPA Signals New Focus on Stormwater Management
Report Reveals How River Reversal Could Protect Great Lakes
Taking Asian Carp to the Supreme Court

Presented in partnership with the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Chicago River, Great Lakes Commission, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Schedule
5:30-8:30pm - Socializing/Networking
5:45-6:15pm - Power Networking (optional)
6:45-7:45pm - Candidate Forum
7:45-8:30pm - Socializing/Networking

Important Notes

  • **Pre-registration required. Register Here.**
  • Cancellation Policy: All Foresight tickets and/or event registrations are non-refundable. If an event is canceled or postponed by Foresight, participants will be offered a full refund. Please contact us if a personal emergency keeps you from attending an event. At Foresight's discretion, a refund may be offered in these cases.

Cost(s)

$9 General Admission, $5.50 students/low-income, $20 Friends of Foresight Donation

Ages

21+

Contact

admin@foresightdesign.org | (773) 271-1990

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Foresight's team has undertaken sustainability related projects from large public exhibits, to reconsidering (and understanding) complex systems.

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