Chicago Climate Action Plan Team to Host
Carbon Nation Celebration at Millennium Park

Tuesday, August 10
Live Entertainment at 7pm, Film Screening at 8pm


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Event to feature green carpet, live performances, celebrity appearances and the screening of Carbon Nation

Carbon Nation, Chicago Climate Action Plan team, Broadway In Chicago, and others come together
to celebrate the power of climate change solutions



The Chicago Climate Action Plan Team will host a Carbon Nation Celebration to celebrate the power of every-day climate change solutions for families, businesses and citizens.  The event will include:

  • Performances by comedian Hal Sparks and the Happiness Club
  • Family activities from Shrek The Musical
  • Celebrity appearances on the green carpet by the star of Shrek the Musical from Broadway in Chicago
  • Inspirational speeches from the Chicago Department of Environment and director of Carbon Nation
  • The world premiere and free screening of Carbon Nation


Open to the public for free; celebrity attendees include:

  • Mayor Daley--invited
  • Bill Kurtis, acclaimed documentary host and producer
  • Hal Sparks, actor and comedian
  • Suzanne Malec-McKenna, commissioner, Chicago Department of Environment
  • Peter Byck, director and producer of Carbon Nation
  • Star of Broadway in Chicago’s SHREK THE MUSICAL
  • The Happiness Club

 Attendees also include those featured in the film:

  • Van Jones - Founder "Green For All" - Green Jobs Activist
  • Bernie Karl - "Crazy Alaskan" Geothermal Pioneer
  • Cliff Etheredge - West Texas Cotton Farmer turned Wind Farm Organizer
  • David Etheredge - Son of Cliff and Partner in Wind Farm 
  • Dan Nolan - US Army Col. Retired
  • Art Rosenfeld - Energy Efficiency Pioneer and Retired Commissioner of the California Energy Commission
  • Michael Dunham -  from JACO - "Fridge Guy"
  • Sean Casten - Recycled Energy Development

Local Climate Action Heroes include:

  • Sharon Pincham - Chicago Conservation Corps
  • Bernarda Lo Wong - Chinese American Service League, Inc.
  • Ben Lau - Chinese American Service League, Inc.
  • Dana McKenzie Lee - Recycling Block Captain
  • Ernest Sanders & Students - Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation's Litter Free Zone
  • Amy Houston Catani - Broadway in Chicago

Tuesday, August 10, 2010: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Performances, music, fun activities and speeches
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: Screening of Carbon Nation


Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave and Columbus Ave                  


This event is to celebrate the city’s commitment to environmental leadership and tackling climate change.  In 2008, the city launched the Chicago Climate Action Plan which focuses on five major strategies—from energy efficient buildings and renewable energy to transportation, waste pollution and adaptation—to reduce Chicago’s greenhouse emissions 25 percent by 2020.





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