|Congress Theatre/Thomas Irbin|
|CNT exterior/Ballogg Photo|
|Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral/Library of Congress|
|The National Museum of Mexican Art/Wikipedia|
|Renegade Handmade/Courtesy Renegade Handmade|
Anne Evens is the executive director of CNT Energy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping households and communities control their energy costs.
Favorite Sustainable Sites
“Since Chicago is the city of neighborhoods, I’m encouraging the Greenbuild participants to visit CNT Energy’s neighborhood, Wicker Park. Our LEED platinum building is surrounded by a range of great tourist spots in Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, and more. All are conveniently located off public transit.
Logan Square Kitchen has transformed from a foreclosed property into a shared commercial kitchen for small food businesses and a private event venue. In May 2010, LSK received LEED Gold certification. It also serves as a neighborhood community space that celebrates culinary entrepreneurship, local food and sustainability.”
Must-See Historic Buildings
“Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (1121 N. Leavitt) is one of only two churches designed by Louis Sullivan. It is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Chicago Landmark. This and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (2238 W. Rice St.) are both examples of beautiful churches in the Ukrainian Village District."
“Both Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village are home to a wealth of beautiful structures. Wicker Park is bounded by Bell Ave., Caton St. , Leavitt St., Potomac Ave. and the 'L' tracks. The Ukrainian Village is comprised of portions of Haddon Ave., Thomas St., and Cortez St. between Damen and Leavitt Aves. Guides to these and many other Chicago neighborhoods can be found at www.explorechicago.org/city/en.html.”
Museums and Galleries
“Visit the Flat Iron Arts Building, the Woman Made Gallery, and “the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, located conveniently off the Pink line.”
Dining, Drinking, and Shopping
“All of these local businesses have a flair for sustainability: Bleeding Heart Bakery, Crust Pizza, Earwax Café, Handlebar, Lula Café, Renegade Handmade, and Revolution Brewery.”
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