• August 27, 2009
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    Local industry goes green

    This summer Holcim concrete has taken an active interest in the community garden found at 97th and Marquette. Holcim has long been a part of SETF’s ‘Good Neighbor Dialogue’ where we engage local industry on the southeast side in […]

  • August 4, 2009
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    Putting a new shade of green in your green thumb

    What do birds and tomatoes have in common? One unique garden in South Chicago located on 97th Street and Marquette Avenue. Recently, two groups on the Southeast Side of Chicago have teamed up to address two issues: the dearth […]

  • July 27, 2009
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    SETF hires new Community Educator!

    SETF is pleased to announce that we have a new staff member, Ms. Danielle Diaz. Danielle will be the new Community Educator and is replacing Jessica Canas, who is now headed off to Peace Corps’ Masters International Program. Danielle […]

  • May 11, 2009
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    SETF’s 2009 Bike Tour!

    Lights, Camera, Action! Announcing SETF’s “Sweet Home Chicago Bike Tour”Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G, ChicagoJune 6th, 9am Open to everyone The tour will focus on locations where movies were made on the Southeast Side of Chicago and will […]

  • February 17, 2009
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    The Green revolution is in our hands

    We inherit a legacy from our past. Often times in the Southeast side this is viewed as negative: a polluted landscape from large industries such as steel, an out of work manufacturing workforce which is over skilled and underpaid, […]

  • February 17, 2009
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    A ravaged landscape?

    Calumet and the southeast side of Chicago is often stereotyped as a barren wasteland; a landscape stripped of its natural resources and left to rot away. This narrow-minded view often thwarts sustainable development and conservation in the region, which […]

  • February 17, 2009
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    A rich tapestry of cultural diversity structures our views of nature

    Calumet’s waves of immigration have a region claiming routes from Croatia to Mexico. Steel workers such as the one pictured here were responsible in large part for this blending of cultures. Equally diverse are the landscapes which have been […]

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