posted by Lydia Krupinski

Here at Sprout we are stoked about the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. As we’re scouring the web for events celebrating this consciousness-raising holiday we have found that in Chicago, Earth Day really is every day!

Here are some happenings scheduled for this weekend:

Green Gene’s  Anniversary Celebration Come celebrate one of our favorite nook’s 2nd anniversary! All weekend this sweet sustainable shop in Andersonville will be hosting presentations, discussions, and eco-crafting demos as they celebrate two years of  sustainable business. From story-telling and block building  to vermiculture and local artists, this event will have something for eco verts of all ages!

Why It’s Green: Hosted by a green business, features local vendors, sustainable demos

Where: 5111 North Clark Street Chicago

When: Saturday, April 10th 10am-8pm; Sunday April 11th 12-4pm

Cost: Free!

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Spring Rummage Sale!

Come to one of Chicago’s leading non-profits to pillage through mounds of lightly used clothing, electronics, books, housewares, and more during their semi-annual rummage sale! In addition to finding incredible items at super low prices, you’ll be supporting homeless animals with your purchases!

Why It’s Green: Landfill diversion, Supports Non-Profit, Benefits Homeless Animals

Where: 169 West Grand Avenue Chicago *Free parking on site

When: Saturday, April 10th from 10am-4pm

Cost: Free!

The Big Thaw with James Balog

“Returning from his latest season of fieldwork, Balog presents dramatic new images of our planet in flux, and delivers an eloquent and empowering testimony to the reality of climate change, inspiring his audience to make a difference.” – The Field MuseumWebsite

Why It’s Green: Supports Non-Profit, Discussion on Climate Change

Where: The Field Museum 1400 South Lake Shore Drive

When: Tuesday, April 13th 7:30pm

Cost: Tickets start at $22

School of The Art Institute of Chicago Spring Art Sale

Support SAIC students at this incredible Spring Art Sale. Besides scoring cutting-edge local art, you can also purchase pre-used equipment and salvaged art supplies for a fraction of their original price.

Why It’s Green: Local artists, landfill diversion

Where: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 112 South Michigan Avenue Chicago

When: Friday, April 9th 11am-7pm; Saturday, April 10th 10am-5pm

Cost: Free!