Schedule & Registration

A schedule of all GTU seminars is below and in chronological order. All events are free, open to the public, and held at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd unless otherwise noted. Advance registration is required for all Green Tech U seminars. 
CCGT is excited to announce that we have partnered with several other educational organizations! You will now see seminars in our listings offered through the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Rebuilding Exchange, and Lurie Garden. These classes may have a fee and registration is handled through that organization. Please see the class listing for details. Be sure to sign in on their sign-in sheet to earn credit towards your GTU Certificate!
Click to download the Summer 2014 GTU Catalog (updated 6/4/14) and Semester-At-A-Glance.

The seminars for the 2014 Green Tech U Summer Semester are OPEN for your registration! Click on a seminar title to get started.

Certificate Track Key:
SS Sustainable Sites, BS Building Science, UE Urban Environment, ES Energy Systems, 
CS Conservation Science, LIL Low-Impact Living, GB Green Business

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 02, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
    • 33

    GTU Certificate Tracks: SSBSUECS

    SPEAKER: Loren Johnson, Judson University

    Audience: Professional

    This seminar spans a two year process through the development of a novel theory of architectural design; Ecosystem dynamics form models for how human structures may develop mutually beneficial interactions with native organisms. This theory was design-tested on a fragile site, bridging the gap between restoration and conservation. The result is a structural and behavioral impetus for increased biodiversity and bio-resiliency across species. Join Loren Johnson as he examines this architectural case study.

    • Tuesday, August 05, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
    • 14

    GTU Certificate Tracks: LILGB

    SPEAKER: Jason LaFleur, Eco Achievers

    Audience: General

    What is the future of sustainability, and how can you find a role in this exciting field? Learn about career paths in renewable energy, energy auditing, and green building. Certification and accreditation such as BPI, HERS, LEED, CSBA and others will be discussed.


    • Saturday, August 09, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
    • 42

    GTU Certificate Tracks: UE, LIL

    SPEAKER: Rick Moskovitz, A-Plus Pest Control, Inc./Plus Natural Solutions Worldwide, Inc.

    Audience: General

    Bed Bugs and Ants are two pests that really affect cities and can cause all kinds of problems. Join Rick Moskovitz of A-Plus Pest Control to learn how to prevent them as well as how to deal with them if you have them. Rick will address what attracts the pests , how they get in, pest indicators, problems associated with harsh chemicals, natural methods, as well as techniques and strategies he has found to be tried and true.

    • Sunday, August 10, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago

    GTU Certificate Tracks: SSUECSLIL


    Location: Lurie Garden - 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago

    Fee: Free

    Registration: Visit Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

    Audience: General

    New to birding? Want to know where to start? Learn the basics of what and how you need to get started and what to look for when you're outside. Take this new information and put it to work in the Lurie Garden. Discover the different species that visit our garden and be well on your way to discovering the beauty and interest in your own garden or park. Binoculars and bird books will be available as a resource for the workshop. .

    • Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
    • 33

    GTU Certificate Tracks: LIL

    Speaker: Adrian Ruddock, Mother B Green Cleaning & Home Services

    Audience: General

    If you're somewhere in between a DIYer and a couch potato this seminar is for you. Learn what is really in the products we buy to clean our homes with and how to choose the right ones to keep toxic chemicals out of our homes, our bodies and our planet. Find out what seemingly unlikely materials you can make cleaners with, including organic vodka.

    • Thursday, August 14, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
    • 25

    GTU Certificate Tracks: UELIL

    Speaker: Tim Heppner, Ecotelligent Design

    Audience: General

    How can you enjoy the fruits and vegetables from your summer garden all year round? Tim Heppner takes us through homesteading 101: preserving. He will show multiple methods that are used to preserve foods such as canning, dehydration, fermentation and more. He will outline each method’s pros and cons, discuss how long food will last while stored each way, and describe what foods are best for each method. Being ever interested in energy usage, Tim will also take a deeper look into how much energy each method will use and what will be your greenest option!

Chicago Center for Green Technology
445 N. Sacramento Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612
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