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2024 -25 Programming

We are always working hard to developing fantastic programming for the Net Impact Chicago (NIC) community that is a mixture of professional learning, networking, and volunteer opportunities.

We look forward to meeting with and getting to know many of you at the year's events.

Please get in touch with additional ideas or collaborations!


We are observing public health protocols and are evaluating future virtual and in-person Net Impact Chicago (NIC) events. Our blog may list other/3rd party community events of interest.

Some (but not all) of our past events may be recorded to view on-demand at our YouTube Channel.

Please stay tuned here or via our social media channels for more info going forward.  

Thank you for your support and best wishes to our community to stay safe and healthy!

Upcoming events

Sat, June 29, 2024 1:00 PM • The Eco Flamingo, 4750 North Rockwell Street Chicago, IL 60625

    • Sat, June 29, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Eco Flamingo, 4750 North Rockwell Street Chicago, IL 60625

    June 2024 Event:  “Drop off and Shop” Tour at The Eco Flamingo, Chicago's first 'Zero-Waste' General Store

    Date: Saturday, June 29th,  Time: 1 - 3 pm CDT

    Location: The Eco Flamingo: 4750 N. Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60625 (Lincoln Square area).  Directions link here.

    RSVP: Not needed, just show up at the time noted. 

    The Eco Flamingo is “Chicago's Original Zero-Waste General Store”.

    Net Impact Chicago is partnering with The Eco Flamingo to provide an opportunity for our community to drop-off hard-to-recycle items (see the list below) and learn about what The Eco Flamingo does with a tour of the store! Shopping is entirely optional, but Alexis, the General Manager, will be there to help each individual with any questions they have about products or making the switch to more sustainable products that work with their own individual lifestyles.

    Items that The Eco Flamingo can recycle:

    • Padded mailers
    • Poly bags
    • Clear poly bags
    • Bubble wrap
    • Packing peanuts
    • Packing paper
    • Paper shred

    Note: Not all items are accepted, and they must be in usable condition for relocation to individuals and businesses that can use them. See the list with exceptions here.

    If you have any queries, email us at! Eco Flamingo can be reached at or (773) 942-6892


Wed, April 24, 2024 RSVP now! Panel 04/24 on Transforming our Food System w/ Chicago Climate Connect (In Person)
Fri, July 28, 2023 RSVP now! Urban Farm Tour led by Youth 07/28 5 PM
Sat, June 03, 2023 RSVP NOW: Weekend Social - Net Impact + Chicago Environmentalists (in-person outdoor event!)
Tue, March 21, 2023 RSVP now! How Environmental Policy Impacts Our Quality of Life (In Person)
Sat, January 28, 2023 RSVP now! 'Circular Economy 101' seminar at Plant Chicago (In Person)
Mon, September 26, 2022 RSVP NOW: Net Impact Chicago + Green Drinks Fall Networking Social (in-person outdoor event!)
Thu, September 22, 2022 Net Impact Central Virtual Workshop - Scaling equity-based solutions with the En-ROADS Simulator
Sun, August 14, 2022 RSVP now! Garfield Park "Nature of Magic" Walk with Equiticity (outdoors in person)
Tue, June 07, 2022 Net Impact Central Webinar - Strengthening Communities: Equipping the Next Generation of Regenerative Leaders
Sat, June 04, 2022 RSVP NOW: Net Impact Chicago Networking Brunch (in-person outdoor event!)
Fri, May 20, 2022 Net Impact Central Webinar: Making the Energy Sector Regenerative
Wed, April 27, 2022 Net Impact Central Virtual Workshops: A Career of Impact
Sat, April 23, 2022 Earth Week 04/23 Volunteer Park Clean-Up with Net Impact Chicago
Wed, March 23, 2022 Net Impact Central Virtual Event - Corporate Impact & Regeneration: Building Partnerships for Impact
Tue, January 25, 2022 Net Impact Central Webinar - Circularity, Companies, and Careers: Regeneration in Action
Wed, December 01, 2021 RSVP now! Net Impact Chicago December Virtual Event: Illinois Climate & Equitable Jobs Act: What does it mean for you?
Thu, November 18, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Building a Regenerative Economy Together: Inspiring Stories and Community Connection
Tue, October 19, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Leaders for the Built Environment
Thu, September 16, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Chicago September Social: Regenerating Connections (in-person outdoor event!)
Wed, September 15, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Tue, August 31, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Building a Regenerative Economy: How Green Swans Can Achieve Impact at Scale
Wed, June 23, 2021 RSVP now! 06/23 - ESG: The Sustainable Investing Landscape
Sat, March 13, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Central Online Workshop: "Good Work: Designing a Career for a Just and Sustainable World"
Thu, February 25, 2021 RSVP Now - Chicago Impact Community Networking - 02/25 Online
Wed, February 24, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Central Webinar: "How Next Gen Leaders are Reshaping the Vision"
Thu, January 28, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - "Creating Value in a Changing World"
Mon, December 07, 2020 The State of Racial Disparities and Inequities in Healthcare
Thu, October 08, 2020 Net Impact Central Webinar - "Designing for All: Bridging the Digital Divide"
Mon, September 14, 2020 Water and You: Global. Local. Essential
Wed, July 15, 2020 Leading With Empathy - Going Back to Work
Thu, July 09, 2020 Net Impact Central Fireside Chat: "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire"
Wed, February 19, 2020 Business in Sustainability - Panel Discussion
Fri, February 07, 2020 Net Impact Chicago Partner Social Event
Wed, January 22, 2020 Winter Happy Hour & Networking
Mon, December 09, 2019 Year-End Book Swap: Networking and Book Exchange
Wed, October 09, 2019 Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Panel
Thu, September 12, 2019 Conscious Capitalism Chicago Presents: How to Be a Conscious Leader on a Purpose Driven Journey
Tue, June 11, 2019 June Networking Happy Hour
Wed, May 15, 2019 Planning for a Better Chicago, A discussion on regional planning with CMAP
Thu, March 21, 2019 Technology for Social Good - A Panel Discussion
Wed, February 20, 2019 February Networking Happy Hour
Wed, February 13, 2019 NetSquared Chicago: Public Good Software CEO Talk
Wed, November 14, 2018 More Responsible Investing - What, Why, & How?
Tue, October 09, 2018 Careers With Impact - Panel Discussion
Mon, September 17, 2018 Fall Networking/Happy Hour
Tue, October 24, 2017 Social Impact Venture Networking Night
Fri, June 16, 2017 Meet Up at Rebuilding Exchange Annual Fundraiser
Thu, May 11, 2017 All-Chapter Networking Happy Hour
Thu, March 09, 2017 Third Annual NIC Thinkathon
Wed, January 25, 2017 VIP Salon: Dinner with Alliance for the Great Lakes
Thu, December 01, 2016 Year-End Thank You Dinner
Thu, November 10, 2016 Hack-a-thon: Tackling Work+Shelter's Key Challenges
Tue, October 25, 2016 Workshop: Social Media for Impact Organizations
Tue, August 23, 2016 Grow the Movement: Scaling Up Sustainable Agriculture
Tue, July 19, 2016 Fashion & Impact: Challenges in Making Ethical & Sustainable Fashion
Thu, June 30, 2016 SEA-NIC Social Enterprise Pitch Night
Wed, May 11, 2016 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
Wed, April 13, 2016 The State of Cannabis
Tue, March 01, 2016 Second Annual NIC Thinkathon
Wed, January 27, 2016 VIP Salon: Dinner and Discussion
Thu, December 10, 2015 Coalition X Change Happy Hour
Tue, December 01, 2015 NIC Thank You Reception
Wed, October 07, 2015 Lunch & Learn at Edelman: The Power of Purpose
Sat, September 26, 2015 Private Tour of The Plant + Lunch at Pleasant House Bakery
Wed, August 26, 2015 Drink Responsibly: Sustainability from Farm to Pub
Sat, August 15, 2015 Volunteer Team for Oak Park MicroBrew Review
Thu, May 28, 2015 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
Thu, May 07, 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Chicago+Acumen
Thu, April 09, 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Illinois Environmental Council Young Professionals Board
Tue, February 24, 2015 2015 NIC Thinkathon
Thu, December 18, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, October 16, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Wed, October 01, 2014 Lunch & Learn with Susan Camberis: Bringing a Sustainability Lens to Any Role
Thu, September 18, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, August 21, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, June 12, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Tue, May 13, 2014 Net Impact All-Chapter Networking
Sat, April 26, 2014 Crack A Case
Sat, April 26, 2014 Earth Day Volunteer
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