Bucktown: Sustainable and Inclusive
June is a month full of inclusion and awareness. The month of pride of the LGBTQ+ community begins, and the World Environment Day was commemorated on June 5. So, it is worth highlighting some inclusive and sustainable spaces that have been created by the communities, such as Bucktown, one of the greenest and most accessible neighborhoods in Chicago. This neighborhood, founded in 1837 by the Irish community that settled in Chicago, has become one of the most diverse and commercial areas in the city. And also one of the most eco-friendly and inclusive!
Zero emission community!
In Bucktown, it is easy to go without a car, since it has dedicated bike lanes in almost all of it, as well as several DIVVY bike rental stations in its surroundings. So the inhabitants are accustomed to walking, and using bikes for their longest trips. This also ensures better air quality in the neighborhood!
A Perspective to walk by!
In addition to cycling, Bucktown lends itself to walks in green areas that will make you escape from the routine of the city. If you like to walk, jog or run, you can enjoy the scenery and get some fresh air by hiking “The 606”, a 3-mile trail on an abandoned elevated rail line that is now used as a recreational trail and park. A beautiful pet-friendly green space to enjoy with the company of others or just yourself and nature.
Food for everyone!
If you're also into city walks, Bucktown also offers a variety of establishments, as well as plenty of food options to suit all needs. In this neighborhood you can find more than 80 vegan restaurants, from casual options to fancy places with fancy and delicious plant-based options.
A Green Festival for the Community!
Bucktown has also hosted Wicker Park's Green Music Fest, a music festival that seeks the sustainability of the event, featuring a people-powered bicycle stage, ecologically-crafted brews by Lagunitas and all you need to learn about leading a sustainable lifestyle. Admission is a $10 suggested donation, and it is a space to also visualize local businesses. Food vendors are required to use compostable food service disposable items and 'virgin' paper items are prohibited.
Bucktown is also an inclusive neighborhood that makes anyone from any culture or community feel welcome. This neighborhood is host to part of the Chicago Pride Weekend, which is set to return this year after COVID-19 prevented it from taking place.
Bucktown cares about generating community and generating sustainable spaces. Here you can find Bucktown's "Mural Building", or “The Night Ministry”, a sustainable space that is adapted as a refuge for young people from 18 to 24, living on the street or in extreme poverty to find a safe space. It's a multi-purpose programming space where you can find social services, job assistance, and social activities. Also, the Bucktown Community Organization hosts several events throughout the year to help promote the community and raise money to improve the neighborhood.
This is why ASANTÉ chooses Bucktown as one of its points of distribution. If you happen to be by the neighborhood of Bucktown, accompany ASANTÉ to evolve traditions and ensure sustainable consumption full of plant-based flavor!
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