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SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING LINKS

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”small” position=”center” down=”80″ up=”20″ color=”#818181″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” parallax_content_width=”in_grid” angled_section=”no” angled_section_position=”both” angled_section_direction=”from_left_to_right” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” row_negative_margin=”” padding_bottom=”25″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_accordion collapsible=”yes” style=”boxed_accordion” active_tab=”false”][vc_accordion_tab title=”CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN”][vc_column_text]The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world.

 

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. Each year, nearly one million people visit the Garden’s 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres of land on and around nine islands. Six miles of shoreline extend along 81 acres of water, including the Great Basin, North Lake, and Skokie River Corridor. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”CHICAGO WILDERNESS”][vc_column_text]Chicago Wilderness is a regional alliance that connects people and nature. We are more than 260 organizations working together to restore local nature and improve the quality of life for all who live here, by protecting the lands and waters on which we all depend.

 

https://www.chicagowilderness.org[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”MIDWEST ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPING ASSOCIATION (MELA)”][vc_column_text]MELA, Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association, is a community of landscape designers, contractors, suppliers and nurseries committed to sustainability.

 

https://www.melaweb.org[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”MORTON ARBORETUM”][vc_column_text]The Morton Arboretum advocates the planting and protection of trees to create greener communities. In fact, we have been working for a greener environment since 1922. As the only Chicago area environmental organization focused on saving and planting trees, we are a leading center of tree expertise. A team of staff, volunteers and supporters partner together to address key environmental challenges in our urban communities.

 

https://www.mortonarb.org/[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”OPENLANDS”][vc_column_text]Openlands unites the people and resources of the diverse Chicago metropolitan region around the goal of land and water protection, providing a healthy vibrant space to live and work.

 

https://www.openlands.org/[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE”][vc_column_text]An interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.

 

https://www.sustainablesites.org[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL (USGBC)”][vc_column_text]A 501c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Developers of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating process.

 

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