Spring 2019 | Quarterly eNewsletter
Turn Your Lights Off for an Hour on Earth Day
Inspired by Earth Hour, the global event organized by World Wide Fund for Nature that encourages you to turn off your lights for one hour on a certain day each year, we're having our own #BungalowBlackout!

On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, turn off the non-essential lights in your bungalow or vintage home from 8pm to 9pm.

Take a picture of your candlelit evening or your dark streetscape and post it to social media with the hashtag #BungalowBlackout. By posting with the hashtag, you'll be automatically entered into a giveaway of a $100 Walgreens gift card!
Let's come together to save a whole lot of kilowatts and remember that small energy conservation efforts like this can make a big impact on the environment!
How-To Home Series
We've heard your requests for video versions of our seminars, and we are very excited to present our  How-To Home  film series: practical and trusted advice for vintage home owners, at your doorstep!

The first three episodes walk you through an energy assessment and attic insulation of both a finished and unfinished attic:
These episodes are especially helpful if you have applied for or are interested in applying for the  Energy Savers  program!

Stay tuned! More How-To Home videos are coming soon. (The next topic we'll cover is: masonry!)
What's So Special About Your Neighborhood, Anyway?
We're working on a new project about Bungalow Belt neighborhoods developed with YOUR input!

We want to highlight local histories and hear about the people and places that make your neighborhood so unique, but we can't do it without the people who know them best.

What neighborhood businesses and operations do you love? What are the "legacy" businesses that have been around for decades in your neighborhood? What neighborhood groups are you a part of?

Take a few minutes to let us know in the questionnaire.
You know your neighborhood is the best, so tell us what makes it worth exploring!
Upcoming Seminars
Vintage Home Masonry Repair
Wednesday, April 17 | 6 - 7:30pm
Mayfair Public Library
4400 W Lawrence Ave, 60630
Your Garden Questions Answered: Drop-In Q&A with Amanda Thomsen
Tuesday, April 23 | 6 - 7:30pm
Independence Public Library
4024 N Elston Ave, 60618
Don't Trash That Sash: Window Repair
Tuesday, May 7 | 6:30 - 8pm
Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N Lincoln Ave, 60625
Thursday, May 30 | 6:30 - 8pm
Woodson Regional Library
9525 S Halsted St, 60628
Healthy Homes: Spring Cleaning
Wednesday, May 15 | 6 - 7:30pm
Avalon Public Library
8148 S Stony Island Ave, 60617
Tuesday, May 21 | 6 - 7:30pm
West Belmont Public Library
3104 N Narragansett Ave, 60634
New from the Bungalow Post
Where to Buy Native Plants Around Chicago - 2019
Includes a map of upcoming community plant sales and nurseries!
Gardeners: Resist the Urge!
If you waited until now to clear your garden for spring, that was the right move!
What's the Difference? National Register (Bungalow) Districts vs. Chicago Landmarks
What is and isn't a Bungalow Historic District?
Chicago House Portrait Series by Leisa Collins Art
Traveling artist paints portraits of historic homes across the country, including Chicago bungalows.
New from the Press Room
The Big Bungalow Picture
Browse press about CBA and other related news we care about in our quarterly news-roundup!
The Chicago Bungalow Association equips homeowners with energy efficiency grants and educational resources to maintain, preserve, and adapt their Chicago bungalows and vintage homes, thereby strengthening the neighborhoods they anchor.
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