April 27
​Plastic Free; How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and so can You 
(book review) 
Meeting # 3,764 – Janice Gintzler, environmental activist
The speaker states that “It starts with a discussion about paper or plastic. Then it details all the different numbers 1-7 and what kind of plastic they are. 

Beth Terry was recovering from surgery and saw a baby Albatross on a beach, decomposed enough that one could see what it ate: plastic. She is an accountant and creates a database of all the plastic in her home. Then she gets rid of that little by little. She write a blog about her activity and the blog became the book.

The first thing we can do is to bring our own bags whenever we step out of our 
homes.  Always be prepared. That is a Girl Scout mantra.”

Publishers Description
Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. Now she wants to teach you how you can too. Terry provides personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and personal solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint.
Terry includes handy lists and charts for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals— Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create a change on a larger scale. Plastic-Free also includes chapters on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren’t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for anyone concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

​Information:  https://myplasticfreelife.com/plastic-free-how-i-kicked-the-plastic-habit-and-how-you-can-too/

April 13
Zennials of Illinois / Candidate for US Congress, Chibu Asonye  Green Party
estimates of the U.S. population in this cohort range from 30 million to 48 million
advocating clean air and water 
Meetings # 3,762 - Chibu Asonye, She/Her/Hers, Founder, Zennials of Illinois

Special Earth Day Series of Speakers                      April 6, 13, 20, 27

April 6
A List of Specific Things You Can and Should Do to Save the Planet, and What They Are Doing in Other Countries
Meeting # 3,761 - Andy Andersen of the Northwest Information Service

Eco's confront the Polluter
Which one
 is you?
April 20
The Agenda of the Illinois Green Party (ILGP)
Meeting # 3,763 - Anna Schiefelbein, State Secretary
​"The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to advancing the Greens’ Ten Key Values in our political and social lives. The ILGP is both a political party and a membership organization. The ILGP is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States and is part of the international Green movement.  The Global Greens have affiliated Green parties in 72 countries around the world!

We understand why many people don’t want anything to do with politics: Our political system has become so corrupt and sickening that it turns off most voters. But that is due to the behavior of the two corporate parties. Decades of choosing between evils has led us to a place where we are facing numerous, interconnected crises. We need real solutions to the life and death issues we face! We need to build a people-powered alternative that is independent of the corporate parties and their corruption."

Information: The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) https://www.ilgp.org/

Membership https://www.ilgp.org/membership/

Chicago Greens http://www.illinoisgreens.org/