PERRO, EPA and Lozano students host public forum on polluted soil in Pilsen…

SoilTestingPERRO, The US EPA and the students of Lozano Justice Leadership Academy are organizing a public forum for June 21st. At this forum you will find out the following…

  • The results of recent EPA testing of soils throughout the Pilsen community. Are we at risk?
  • The results of the Lozano students independent tests of soil in the Pilsen community.
  • What are the EPA plans to deal with this situation?
  • How can you protect yourself from contaminated soil?

THE EPA WILL ALSO TEST YOUR SOIL SAMPLES FOR FREE! For a flyer on how to collect soil samples, see this link…

Click here for soil sample collection instructions

COMMUNITY FORUM ON POLLUTED SOIL IN PILSEN
Saturday, June 21st – 12 Noon to 2:00 PM
Lozano Leadership Academy – 2570 S. Blue Island

For more info call… (312) 854-9247 or… info@pilsenperro.org

No metal shredder next to Juarez High School! Make your voice heard tomorrow…

We can’t allow this to happen in our community…

 

Join PERRO on May 29th to deliver a message to Alderman Solis…

NO DANGEROUS METAL SHREDDER NEXT TO JUAREZ HIGH SCHOOL!

Alderman Solis currently supports the plans of the Pure Metals Company to build a metal shredding facility across Cermak Ave. from Juarez High School.  Such facilities pose serious risks to the health and safety of the surrounding community.  Metal shredders are known to result in…

  • Increased air pollution
  • Soil contamination
  • Pollution of waterways (this facility will be next to the Chicago River)
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Increased truck traffic
  • Noise and vibrations

Such a facility does not belong next to a high school and a block away from a residential neighborhood.

Join us for two events on May 29th:

10:00 AM – Rally and Letter Delivery
Alderman Solis Ward Office – 1800 S. Blue Island Ave.
We will deliver a letter to the Alderman demanding he drop his support for Pure Metals.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Candlelight Vigil
Alderman Solis Ward Office – 1800 S. Blue Island Ave.
If by the end of the day the Alderman has not dropped his support for Pure Metals we will be holding a vigil to encourage him to change his mind.

We need your support!  We need to send the Alderman a clear message.

For more info contact PERRO…

info@pilsenperro.org     or      (312) 854-9247

MAY 29, 2014 Thursday@1800 S Blue Island-Letter delivery, rally & vigil @ 10am and 7pm-9pm!

Join PERRO on May 29th to deliver a message to Alderman Solis…

NO DANGEROUS METAL SHREDDER NEXT TO JUAREZ HIGH SCHOOL!

10:00 AM – Rally and Letter Delivery
Alderman Solis Ward Office – 1800 S. Blue Island Ave.
We will deliver a letter to the Alderman demanding he drop his support for Pure Metals.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Candlelight Vigil
Alderman Solis Ward Office – 1800 S. Blue Island Ave.
If by the end of the day the Alderman has not dropped his support for Pure Metals we will be holding a vigil to encourage him to change his mind.

We need your support! We need to send the Alderman a clear message.

Alderman Solis currently supports the plans of the Pure Metals Company to build a metal shredding facility across Cermak Ave. from Juarez High School. Such facilities pose serious risks to the health and safety of the surrounding community. Metal shredders are known to result in…Increased air pollution, Soil contamination, Pollution of waterways (this facility will be next to the Chicago River), Fires,  Explosions, Increased truck traffic
Noise and vibrationsFor more info contact PERRO at…
info@pilsenperro.org or (312) 854-9247

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Join us May 22nd at the Mary Zepeda Native Plant Garden…

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This Thursday, May 22nd, Casa Michoacán, El Hogar del Nino and PERRO will be hosting an event at the Mary Zepeda Native Plant garden to celebrate a new season at our joint community garden. The focus will be developing habitat for butterflies and will include a showing of the brand new film Flight of the Butterflies, at Casa Michoacán after the activities in the garden. A description of the film can be found below. Here is the times and locations of the various events…

6:00 PM – Gardening and Planting with Victoria (@ the Garden – 1423 W. 17th St.)
7:05 PM – Flight of the Butterflies (@ Casa Michoacán – 1638 S. Blue Island Ave.)
8:00 PM – Discussion in regards of monarch conservation moderated by Mike Rizo of the US Forest Service

What is Flight of the Butterflies: It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico.

Letter deliver, rally and candle light vigil – May 29th…

shredder1Join PERRO on May 29th to deliver a message to Alderman Solis…

NO DANGEROUS METAL SHREDDER NEXT TO JUAREZ HIGH SCHOOL!

Alderman Solis currently supports the plans of the Pure Metals Company to build a metal shredding facility across Cermak Ave. from Juarez High School.  Such facilities pose serious risks to the health and safety of the surrounding community.  Metal shredders are known to result in…

  • Increased air pollution
  • Soil contamination
  • Pollution of waterways (this facility will be next to the Chicago River)
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Increased truck traffic
  • Noise and vibrations

Such a facility does not belong next to a high school and a block away from a residential neighborhood.

Join us for two events on May 29th:

10:00 AM – Rally and Letter Delivery
Alderman Solis Ward Office – 1800 S. Blue Island Ave.
We will deliver a letter to the Alderman demanding he drop his support for Pure Metals.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Candlelight Vigil
Alderman Solis Ward Office – 1800 S. Blue Island Ave.
If by the end of the day the Alderman has not dropped his support for Pure Metals we will be holding a vigil to encourage him to change his mind.

We need your support!  We need to send the Alderman a clear message.

For more info contact PERRO…

info@pilsenperro.org     or      (312) 854-9247

 

From the PERRO archives: early PERRO radio interviews

This has been a long fight, friends! Check out these photos from our archives from 2005 when PERRO members were first alerting the community about the dangers of lead pollution from H. Kramer.

2005 PERRO radio interview with Radio Arte - Teresa Medina, Karen Sheets, Sergio Hernandez
2005 PERRO radio interview with Radio Arte – Teresa Medina, Karen Sheets, Sergio Hernandez
2005 PERRO radio interview with Radio Arte - Teresa Medina, Karen Sheets, Sergio Hernandez
2005 PERRO radio interview with Radio Arte – Teresa Medina, Karen Sheets, Sergio Hernandez