Sustainable Vows

Sustainable Vows

LCBH participated in the Sustainable Vows community event on Saturday, August 2nd. Sustainable Vows is an art, sustainability and urban farming festival with events for all ages including sustainable practices, farm tours, food workshops, craft tables, and outdoor art studios. LCBH was compelled to participate due to the often overlooked link between sustainability issues and affordable housing issues. Under the umbrella of environmental justice, both initiatives (sustainability and affordable housing) seek to ensure that environmental issues (including housing) are approached from a bottom-up perspective, meaning those most impacted have a voice in shaping their environment and the policies that impact them.

LCBH had a booth set up at the festival to provide participants with information about our organization while also hosting fun and family friendly activities like LCBH’s Drawing Contest. Participants were asked to draw a picture about their neighborhood. We received many creative and insightful pictures from the children (and adults) who participated – check them out on our Facebook page.

Overall, the event was very successful. We generated a lot of feedback from the community about ways to link sustainability, community development, and affordable housing in Chicago!