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Introduction to Sustainability Business Strategy for All Entrepreneurs

Available upon request for your professional entrepreneurship association, campus, incubator, co-working space or team: 3-day immersion retreat workshop and a 4-hour introductory sustainability strategy workshop for entrepreneurs. Please write to receive more information.


Light refreshments will be provided.


Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle - Meeting Up in Edgewater in Chicago

This is a monthly FREE Sunday meetup focused on sustainable lifestyles. There’ll be organic/direct trade coffee and organic tea served along with some organic cookies.

It’s an interactive, fun, and informational discussion and workshop about sustainable lifestyles. There will be time for sharing the knowledge in the room, and inquiry into everyday products, behaviors, and projects. The focus is to integrate different aspects of sustainability into every day living in a strategic way! And, this meetup is a great place to meet other women who are interested in living more sustainably.

Sundays 2:30-5:30pm

Fall 2019 Dates: October 13, November 10

Location in Edgewater near Balmoral Red Line stop; RSVP for event for exact location

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Tour The Plant

Tour the Plant – Public tours are offered every Saturday at 2pm, and select Thursdays at 6pm (click button below to see upcoming Thursday evening tours). During our Farmers Market days, there are two public tours, beginning at 11:30am and 2pm.

Sustainability Strategy Training & Experience

• Create and refine a vision for your own sustainable business

• Set and prioritize goals and actions to integrate business sustainability

• Engage customers and other stakeholders in your vision and story

• Meet other women entrepreneurs to build your support network

• Navigate future business decisions with people, planet and profit in mind

• Be inspired by entrepreneurs who’ve created businesses for good

• Enjoy delicious, sustainably-sourced fare and refreshments

What STWE Participants Are Saying:

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion with fellow women entrepreneurs. And the workshop gave me a very good insight and knowledge on how to take sustainability forward in my own business. It was intense but so worth it."

  • "I'm quite new when it comes to sustainability and the workshop gave me a very thorough, systematic and applicable introduction to the topic. I felt not only inspired to use these principles in my future business, but also empowered with real and practical strategies for actually implementing them."

  • "Even though I have been engaged in sustainability initiatives for many years, I have found this weekend really useful, engaging and refreshing. It made me ground my commitment and inspired me to think in more strategic ways and to discover different dimensions of entrepreneurship. Learning, exchanging, discussing, and sharing stories with this amazing group of women has been a really valuable experience for me."