OUR MISSION: DRIVING DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABILITY
MELA is a movement dedicated to creating, restoring and preserving sustainable landscapes. We pursue this through education, collaboration and networking. Find out more: About Us >
Season Wrap Up on December 4th
Join us for a casual evening of sharing lessons learned and obstacles cleared over the past season. Reconnect with your friends at MELA and welcome new MELA members. The evening will begin with a brief member meeting followed by roundtable discussions covering important topics such as; the labor force dilemma, sourcing sustainable materials, and the effects of climate change on your business. Light bites and beverages provided by our very gracious host Ball Horticultural Company.
Fall Issue of Sustainable Chicago Puts Green Infrastructure and MELA in the Spotlight
Read the current issue of Sustainable Chicago ezine here to see what MELA and MELA members are doing and saying about green infrastrucutre best practices that help mitigate stormwater overflow. Remarks from Debra Shore, MWRD Commissioner and keynote of mela:: The Roadshow are also included in the article.
Members: Let us help you promote your event!
Don’t forget—members can post sustainability related events on our Calendar. Here’s how: Choose the Calendar of Events. Then select Monthly View > Events. From here you can access “Add New Event.” Once you have posted your event, please contact us to ask us to approve your posting. That’s all it takes!
Spread the Word about MELA
MELA MEMBERS—help us spread the word about our new name and promote your affiliation with MELA. You can download the MELA logo here.
Whole Foods supports MELA
Thanks to Whole Foods Schaumburg for a donation of 5% of gross for one day of shopping this summer! MELA received a donation of $5,409 to support its work.