Chicago's WorldChanging November 2007

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There’s a lot happening on the WorldChanging Chicago scene starting this weekend and running all through next week:

Saturday, November 3rd is the National Day of Climate Action and Step It Up 2007. Bringing citizens together and calling upon local and national leaders to work against the challenges of global warming, Chicago's big event will be hosted by Chicago’s Global Warming Meetup, and held at the High Risk Gallery at 1113 W. Belmont from 12 – 3 pm.

Chicago Humanities Festival holds their second of three weekends of programs this weekend, November 3rd and 4th. As always, the programs focus on “gathering the community together to talk about the things that matter the most to us” and span 16 days providing about 150 programs. This year’s festival has been in the works for almost two years and is titled: Climate of Concern. Dedicated to “the most important long-term issue facing civilization today” the festival will showcase a consortium of experts, writers, philosophers, and artists of all kinds discussing “global environmental and ecological disruption.” Bill McKibben (who is a key founder of Step It Up 2007) will be speaking Saturday the 3rd from 10 – 11:30 am at the Chicago Cultural Center. A nice interview with the director of the festival can be found here and a schedule of the events can be found at the festival’s website:

Next week, changes are expected to affect many CTA routes starting Sunday, November 4th, and a rally “to save transit and hold our elected officials accountable” has been planned for Monday the 5th at noon at Thompson Center Plaza (Randolph/Clark). Learn more at

Wednesday November 7th through Friday the 9th, Greenbuild will be at the McCormick Place West Building. The international conference and exposition is focused on “designing, building, living, and working in green buildings.” Pricey admission fees, but this event promises to be full of WorldChanging solutions, both practical and extraordinary.

Please, continue the discussion of these and other Chicago WorldChanging events!