The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) is the organizing sponsor of “Accelerate 77.” This is a three-year program to increase the role and positive impact of local communities in realizing objectives of the Chicago Climate Action Plan.  Identification and documentation is currently taking place with the involvement of students from six major universities in the Chicago area. This work will culminate with a one-day “Sharing Approaches That Works” conference to highlight neighborhood innovations in clean energy, waste reduction, green jobs, recycling, local food production, etc. For more information go to

accelerate 77 Schedule