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mela::The conference

March 12, 2015

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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 >

MELA Appeal

Shawn KingzetteThe MELA Community is a pretty amazing place.  I've been on the board for 4 years, this year as Treasurer and sponsored by Davey Companies as well as a founding member who has contributed over the last 11 years. I stand in the commitment that MELA is a unique and profoundly needed voice in the conversation of sustainability in the landscape.

I want to acknowledge you for your participation in the MELA movement and thank you for being a MELA member for this year and years past.

Know that your on-going financial contributions are making a difference in promoting the vital mission of MELA.  As we look forward to the upcoming year, we stand in the knowledge that our business and personal lives grow and succeed in community. We in the MELA community have been busy with encouraging and teaching our members and partners how to improve the health of the landscapes we live and work in.

Like so many not-for-profits it is that time of year when we request your financial gift to finish the year strong and carry us over into the New Year so we can continue promoting our mission: DRIVING DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABILITY. Please give generously to MELA during this holiday giving season. Your gift will make a difference in the world we live in.  

Shawn Kingzette
MELA Treasurer

Please mail your gift to:
310 Busse Hwy #265
Park Ridge, IL  60068

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.

WholeFoodsWhole 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.




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