If you've never heard of C3, it's the city's Chicago Conservation Corps program now entering its 5th year of helping Chicagoans and their neighbors collaborate on, learn about and spread sustainable practices around the city.
The program, which trains Chicago residents to be environmental leaders in their home communities, has successfully provided workshops on worm composting, gardening, rain barrel usage, home energy conservation and related eco topics for Chicago residents.
Leaders are based in various neighborhoods througout the city and many hosted events and workshops are free or low-cost to attendees.
A sampling of upcoming events sponsored by C3 leaders include:
Find more information on becoming a C3 leader and a list of more upcoming C3 workshops here.
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