As we’ve witnessed this year in the form of crazy earthquakes, volcanoes and bizarre weather all around, Mother Earth is one scorned woman and hath brought her fury. As April 22, marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we all gather together to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment and our atmosphere in an attempt to rebuild bridges. Here are some off-beat ways to celebrate and do your part. And since no one can save the world alone, might as well be social while trying.
1. Enjoy a five-course meal at Markethouse, while Saving Energy.
Turn off the lights and dine by candlelight while indulging in spring pea soup, yellowfin tuna with hearts of palm, shaved fennel salad and warm butterscotch bread pudding.
Markethouse, 611 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago
2. Sip the New ‘Green’ Line Pale Ale at Bull & Bear.
Sample the trendy bar’s newest draft beer, Goose Island’s Green Line pale ale. The spot will also offer organic chicken wings and a $50 gift card from Zipcar to all attendees.
Bull & Bear, 431 N. Wells St., Chicago
3. Model Recycled Fashions at Pinstripes.
Models will show off creatively designed recycled outfits by designer Micky Bruski at the “Bleu Water and Green Earth” fashion show. The event which will benefit The Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Pinstripes 100 W. Higgins Rd., South Barrington
4. Go Wild at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Wine & Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti will be hosted by Princeton University ecologist and author Andrew Dobson, Ph.D., and the zoo’s director of Tanzanian programs Felix Lankester, DVM. Enjoy some vino while listening to their incredible stories of working to save Africa’s Serengeti National Park.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark St., Chicago
Green is no longer just a trend, it’s a lifestyle.