The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance encourages, educates, and motivates theatres and theatre professionals to work together to adopt more environmentally-friendly practices.
Join us at the 5th Annual  E-Waste/Textile Drive
 and Costume Exchange

The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance will be hosting the 5th Annual E-Waste/Textile Drive and Costume Exchange for the Chicago theatre community on:
-Friday, May 31st (10AM-5PM)
-Saturday, June 1st (10AM-5PM)
-Sunday, June 2 (12-4PM)
at Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre (1624 N. Halsted).
Early drop offs may be made on Thursday, May 30th from 12-5PM.
Get rid of your unused costume inventory, shoes and accessories, batteries, and e-waste (bring anything that plugs in or uses a battery except old TVs and CRT monitors) and we'll recycle them for you.
Get FREE costumes, shoes and accessories for your next production.
Please save the date and pass along to theaters (esp. costume shops and designers), art communities and art & theatre departments at educational institutions.

If you are interested in volunteering during the drive contact Maggie
Green Tip of the Week

Run the Better Choices Quiz to assess the relative environmental friendliness of the products you use at your theatre, and find out what production materials can be substituted to create a greener supply chain.
Click here  to find more green tips for your theatre.

Recap of Green Design Events with Tony Award-winning Set Designer Donyale Werle  

On April 7th and 8th the CGTA along with  The Theatre School at DePaul University  and the  Michael Merritt Design Awards  had the pleasure of hosting Tony-Award-winning set designer Donyale Werle for a workshop and lectures on sustainable design practices for the Chicago theatre community. It was an inspiring couple of days with  Donyale  thinking about the many ways we can begin to make greener choices in our personal lives and professional practices.

Join the CGTA Facebook Group

The  CGTA Facebook Group features set, prop, costume, and other material-sharing opportunities for theatre companies and artists, green news, tips, events, resources, and articles. Join the community and invite your friends and colleagues as well. 

Follow the CGTA on Instagram and Twitter @ChiGreenTheatre and use the hashtag #ChiGreenTheatre to share your greening efforts.

The Chicago Green Theatre Alliance is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres
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