Day of Impact plantings and clean up events not only provide a myriad of benefits for local communities but also galvanize and enhance the relationship that businesses have among both their staff and the communities they serve.
About the Day of Impact Program
Launched in 2008 as the Tree Partnership Program, the Day of Impact Program is a large scale planting initiative transforming vacant land across Chicago into green spaces through engaging volunteers and communities in beautifying and caring for their environment. Working towards the sustainability goals of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, Chicago Gateway Green partners with socially responsible corporate citizens and local communities to hold large scale volunteer plantings throughout the city.
About Chicago Gateway Green’s Programs
Chicago Gateway Green improves Chicago’s communities through three key programs: the Expressway Partnership, transforming city roadways into landscaped parkways; the International Sculpture Program, beautifying gateways through the installation of public, international art on expressways; and the Day of Impact Program, a large scale tree planting initiative that transforms vacant land into tree filled green spaces. The organization has broad support across the region’s business and civic community and serves as a model for effective public private partnerships.