River North's Greenheart Shop is an eco-aware, fair-trade nonprofit store that stocks an array of earth-friendly products -- everything from clothing, accessories and beauty products to home goods, glassware and gourmet treats.
In addition, Greenheart Shop, which is a branch of the global Greenheart Initiative and the Center for Cultural Interchange, regularly hosts events to educate and entertain while staying true to the green lifestyle.
The earth-honoring activities will include a clean-up of Ohio Street Beach from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., where you can do your part in keeping our lakefront clean along with the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Workshops at Greenheart Shop will include a fair-trade and organic coffee and tea tasting (10-11 a.m.), a green smoothie-making demo (11 a.m-12 p.m.), a cooking lesson featuring local and organic produce (12:30-1:30PM), a seminar on energy efficiency ideas (2-3:30PM) and a guide to Chicago's top socially and environmentally responsible businesses (4-5:30 p.m). Don't miss out on free samples of fair-trade chocolates, organic fair-trade wines and local beers throughout the day.
Reward your hard work and open mind at the nearby nightspot Avila (203 W. Superior St.) from 6-9 p.m.
DJ C-Dub will spin globally influenced beats at this all-ages party, and a theatrical performance combining video art, music and live performance by director Elizabeth Margoliu will commemorate Earth Month.
746 N. LaSalle St.