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I-GO Car Sharing Weekend Events

September 12, 2008

The weekend is once again upon us and I-GO is gearing up for a busy weekend around Chicago. If you swing by any of the events below, make sure to stop by our booth and say “hello”!

Edgewater GRalley Festival
September 13; 12-6pm
Corner of Glenwood & Granville
Event will feature 18 bands and a Battle of BBQs staffed by Chicago’s top culinary schools and restaurants competing in dueling pig roasts. Ecoscene, one of my favorite online eco sites, will also be there handing out organic lollipops and educating people about their great new website and newsletter.

Q101 Block Party
September 13-14; noon-6pm
3320 N Campbell
Come by the I-GO booth at Q101’s annual block party for $50 off the cost of membership and to pick up a copy of the second annual Audio Emissions cd.

DePaul University Involvement Fair
September 14; 1-5pm
2250 N Sheffield
Interested in learning more about I-GO Car Sharing? Ready to join I-GO? Visit us at DePaul University’s involvement fair to join I-GO for only $25!

Hope to see you around town this weekend!

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I-GO Car Sharing’s September Events Around Chicago

August 29, 2008

Can you believe Labor Day weekend is already upon us? While I’m sad to see summer start to fade, we’ve got a bunch of great events going on in Chicago this September that I-GO is going to be a part of. So come on by and join us or- better yet- lend a hand and be an I-GO volunteer at one of the events and earn free driving credits! If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Sheena, our Outreach Coordinator, at sheena@igocars.org

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Whole Foods Market Eco-Fair
September 6; 1-4pm
1111 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Join I-GO along with other sustainable organizations like Greener Cleaners, Twist Sponges and more to show Chicago how to green up!

Magellan Rewards “At Your Service” Festival
September 6; 11am-2pm
The Park at Lakeshore East
Magellan Development will showcase partner organizations

Boulevard Lakefront Tour
September 7; 1am-5pm
59th & Woodlawn
Choose from 15, 35, or 62 mile routes through the City’s parks, boulevards and neighborhoods. After the ride, cool down with live entertainment and a picnic lunch by Goose Island- with Goose Island beer and soda as well!

Sustainable Living Roadshow
September 12; 10am-6pm
UIC Campus
I-GO fits right in this eco-carnival, with experimental learning villages, workshops, speakers and entertainment

Edgewater GRalley Festival
September 13; 12-6pm
Corner of Glenwood & Granville
Event will feature 18 bands and a Battle of BBQs staffed by Chicago’s top culinary schools and restaurants competing in dueling pig roasts

Q101 Block Party
September 13-14; noon-6pm
3320 N Campbell
Lots and lots of bands!

DePaul University Involvement Fair
September 14; 1-5pm
2250 N Sheffield

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Fair
September 15; 4:30-6pm
5807 S Woodlawn

Estrojam
September 23-27
I-GO Car Sharing is co-sponsoring Estrojam this year! Events will be held all over the city and proceeds will help fight human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assult

I-GO All Over the City

July 25, 2008

I-GO Car Sharing will have booths at two Chicago festivals this weekend- Wicker Park Fest and Taste of Lincoln. Stop by the I-GO booth at either festival to get discounted I-GO memberships, information on car sharing, free I-GO tee-shirts & buttons, and enter to win a free I-GO membership!

Wicker Park Fest is a free, 2 day event at the six-way intersection of Damen, North and Milwaukee. This year’s Wicker Park fest features performances by Bassnectar; Prefuse 73; Bob Schneider; Charlie Hunter Trio; Future Rock; Daedelus; Nomo; Dub Trio; Van Ghost; Skybox; Company of Thieves; Algernon; and Dark Party featuring Elio Lipp & Leo123.

The Taste of Lincoln is also this weekend; located on Lincoln Ave between Fullerton and Wrightwood, the event includes food vendors, crafts for sale, 5 stages and a Kids’ Carnival Area. Performers at this year’s Taste of Lincoln include Trippin’ Billies; Big Sky String; Radiators; JJ Grey & Mofro; Big Ray and Chicago’s Most Wanted; The Lee Boys; Vanessa Davis Band.


I-GO Member Drive Tonight

July 24, 2008

I-GO Car Sharing is holding a member drive tonight at 5210 S Woodlawn (where we recently put in a new 2008 Toyota Prius) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. I-GO staff will be on hand to answer questions and give out I-GO materials. There will also be promotions for $50 off the normal $75 sign-up cost. And to really put the icing on the cake- there will be wine and cheese served as well! So be sure to swing by and say “Hello”…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…. Or not?

February 8, 2008

Remember when you were little- think elementary, middle school age. You there yet? It might help to close your eyes for this little exercise.

So now your eyes are closed (well, obviously not since you’re still reading this- but you get the idea), you’re picturing yourself in your pre-teen years, it’s a cold February morning and you wake up to snow, ice, sleet and wind- you’re ecstatic, you love these days, you check the local news- school is cancelled! Yes! “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” you hum to yourself as you retreat to your warm bed.

Flash forward to the present. No longer does such a morning put a smile on your face. In the present day of jobs that don’t recognize the beauty of snow days and the commute that often goes hand in hand with such jobs, the snow days we all once loved are now cause for foul language and frustration.

While dreaming of sunnier days and changing your computer’s screen-saver to a serene beach scene can help ease the pain, so too can a good venting session! So we want you to share your craziest Chicago weather experience with us! Whoever’s story makes us laugh the hardest and cringe the most will receive $10 in driving credit. Ready, set, vent!