Green Festival Back In Chicago, May 18th & 19th

Where are all my eco-friendlies at?! Sammi, here to talk nothing other than the Green Festival coming to our beautiful windy city on May 18th & 19th at Navy Pier. Let’s kick off this spring weather with one the largest (24,000 participants in 2012) and most diverse festivals including education, shopping, food and loads of fun activities!
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CANstruction A-CAN-emy Awards & Gala

The CANstruction A-CAN-emy Awards & Gala was last night at Merchandise Mart and it was such a fun event! I attended and wanted you to give you readers a behind the scenes experience… so click away! As you know from our previous entry, CANstruction is a unique charity event that raises donations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository by having teams build amazing creations out of cans and other food items. It is the largest donation of food in a single food drive in the city of Chicago – pretty impressive!


Think about all the Diet Coke and beer cans we throw away each day- always thought they were useless trash, right? Wrong! Look no further than the work of local architects, designers, engineers and construction workers who are turning cans into pieces of art right here in Chicago! Not only are these cans art, they’re lifesavers, too! Who would have thought?!

You are invited to join the Party for 3rd Year Anniversary & Chicago 175th Birthday All to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

On Saturday, March 3, Rockit Ranch Productions will commemorate not one – but two – major milestones with a larger than life bash at Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Chicago’s 175th Birthday and the 3rd anniversary of the company’s popular entertainment, arts & culture blog,, founded by CEO Billy Dec.

Rockit Ranch Productions and win 4 Telly Awards with Billy Dec Avatar Social Media Anniversary Benefit Video!

What if my avatar literally came to life and spoke to people about a gigantic party to celebrate his 2nd birthday as the "person" behind all my social media platforms (facebook, twitter, blog..) that had been communicating with tens of thousands of people with similar interests for the last 2 years? And what if he explained in a really fun way that this huge party would benefit one of our favorite philanthropic missions, feeding people in need. Well, that was the crazy idea we came up with at Rockit Ranch Productions 6 months ago when we produced the attached video- we just never thought we would actually win awards for it!!??!
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CANstruction for Greater Chicago Food Depository

For years I have been a judge at a really unique mash up of uber creative architecture & philanthropy called "canstruction!" competing teams led by great chicago architects & designers build...
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A Karaoke Fundraiser to Fight Hunger

Its tomorrow! And we need you there!  Serious- Its only a $20 donation & I am buying drinks & food from 9-10p, at rockit Wrigley- so stop by and support! I have been talking about helping Haiti...