Friday, November 27th

Last updateThu, 30 Jan 2020 10am

Nourish (comm)Unity


NC2 Unified Backdrop 

Nourish (comm)Unity is a collaborative events series designed to address competition and isolation among initiatives within the field of sustainability and climate change. Events are collaboratively by Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network members and partners that represent diverse ecological, economic, and cultural approaches to sustainability. Cross-cultural events explore how Chicago communities employ build connections through distinct focus areas. At each event, attendees experience hands-on learning activities, reflect on intersectional sustainability, and share culturally-specific meals.


Bikes, Birds, and Butterflies FRESH Bronzeville Block Share Party
 August 15th, 2019 September 21st, 2019 October 19th, 2019
NC2 Bikes Birds Butterflies Date Only NC2 FRESH Bronzeville Date Only NC2 Block Share Party Date Only


  • animalia project
  • Institute of Cultural Affairs


  • Bronzeville Alliance


  • Cambium Networks
  • Chi Commons Coop
  • Windsor Park Lutheran Church

Part of the Fourth Annual Uptown Garden Walk, this bike ride invites community members to explore coastal and native plants in the Uptown area. From immersive natural areas to plants thriving in urban landscapes, this ride highlights the richness of Chicago's urban green space.

The ride starts at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary and ends at Argyle Night Market.

Are you interested in exploring how communities create access to fresh food? Ride with us Bronzeville Alliance as we visit several neighborhood gardens and hear from young people and elders as we experience a community working to improve its health and wellness!

This ride starts at Edmund Burke Elementary School on E 54th St and S Calumet Ave and finishes at Bronzeville Neighborhood Farm at E 42nd St and S Calumet Ave.

Celebrate the launch of a community-based internet in South Shore! Share stories about how you communicate with your neighbors and social networks and explore the different approaches to communication technology across decades and generations.

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Eco Justice Intergenerational Connectivity Rollin' Around Town Community Tech
March 31st, 2018  August 4th, 2018 October 13th, 2018 November 10th, 2018
Coastal Intergenerational Rollin Around Town Civic Tech





Eco Justice examined the intersection of environmental and social justice through the lens of indigenous peoples.

Melanie Eckner of Uptown Coastal Initiative gave a history lesson on Uptown's coast, and Fawn Pochel of American Indian Center - Chicago talked about justice for nature and indigenous peoples in Chicago. Chi-Nations Youth Council led a guided walk to the lake and shared their perspectives on their relationship to the land.

Intergenerational Connectivity found ways in which knowledge being passed down sustains communities.

CSLN members came together with Bronzeville Alliance, Root-Riot Urban Garden Network, GlennArt Farm, and Barrelhouse Bonni to explore fruitful (and fun) ways to connect across generations in Austin's Harambee Garden.

Rollin' Around Town explored four Chicago communities working to protect and grow local assets.

CSLN members embarked on a cross-community bike tour. The trip began in Riverdale with We Keep You Rollin' Bike & Wellness Group, visited The Forum - Bronzeville and Ain't She Sweet Cafe' in Bronzeville, rode to The Plant to visit Bike a Bee, and finished at Working Bikes. Participants had help from JUMP Chicago and Divvy Bikes, who both donated bikes for the event.

Community Tech highlighted methods by which data can be leveraged to solve community challenges.

Chi Hack Night participants, including Kola Nut Collaborative, presented on the state of civic technology in Chicago and how it can be used to improve life for Chicagoans. Afterwards, participants formed small groups to explore opportunities for communities needs to use data and applied technology. Highlights from the group include using data to track positive stories in southside communities and using digital message boards to facilitate local resource sharing.