President, 2014 Associate Board
1. What is your favorite thing about your involvement with Chicago Gateway Green?
There are so many things I could say are my “favorite things” about Chicago Gateway Green. If I had to choose one, I’d say it’s the intrinsic value you get knowing that you’re helping to keep Chicago a “Gateway to the World.” While it might feel like your contributions are small and don’t make a huge dent, when you combine your efforts with the efforts of countless others who feel the way you do about our great city, those combined efforts make the difference!
2. What prompted your involvement with Chicago Gateway Green?
About 3 years ago, I was was talking to a friend about my interest in sustainability and greening and he told me to check out Chicago Gateway Green. I was sold right away and immediately became a volunteer. Now three years later, I’m privileged and honored to serve as the President of our Associate Board.
3. What advice would you give Chicagoans who are interested in helping to keep Chicago “green”?
Get involved!! There are tons of opportunities across the Chicagoland area to #KeepChicagoGreen. The best way, in my selfish opinion, is to volunteer with Chicago Gateway Green! We have awesome volunteer opportunities throughout the year that are sure to “scratch your ‘green’ itch”
4. What is your favorite place to get Chicago style pizza?
My all-time favorite Chicago Style Pizza joint is Pequod’s. Best Ever!! They have long wait times but it’s so worth it!!!
5. As a resident of Chicago, what are your tips for getting through Chiberia 2015?
As a resident of Chicago for over 10 years, my best advice is to dress in layers, get a Netflix subscription, download GrubHub to your smartphone, and stock up on plenty of wine!
***Today is the last day to apply for the 2015 Associate Board! Our Associate Board is the premier greening and sustainability volunteer board for young professionals. If you are interested joining the team at Chicago Gateway Green, please follow this link for more information: http://www.gatewaygreen.org/about-us/associate-board/. Apply today to help us keep Chicago green!***