What does being a UEC member mean to the community?

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Friday, 12 July 2019
What does being a UEC member mean to the community?

The Urban Ecology Center is an environmental community center with the mission to connect people in cities to nature and each other. Our members are a key component of this mission and an example that everyone can join together in this endeavor. With your help, we connect kids to local green spaces through school partnerships, to environmental science through internships, and to sustainable learning opportunities. This valued support also allows us to protect and enhance public green spaces to make them safe, accessible and vibrant for everyone. In addition to contributing support to our mission, Besides giving to us, members receive unique benefits that help them to be an active, engaged, healthy and eco-conscious member of our community.

The following testimonials are an example of what being a UEC member means. If you are not one of them yet, sign up today and get your UEC membership here


UEC member, Tony Garcia

Tony Garcia explains the perks of UEC membership and why he is involved with the organization in so many ways. One of his favorite activities at the Urban Ecology Center is borrowing summer equipment.


UEC member, Collin Smith

Collin Smith borrows equipment, participates in UEC programs and volunteers with us. There are a lot of ways you can be involved with the Urban Ecology Center.

Collin Smith borrows equipment, participates in UEC programs and also volunteers with us.


UEC member, Kate Schwartz

Kate Schwartz has been a UEC member for a while. Kate and her family borrow equipment, participate in UEC programs, spend time in our facilities and enjoy all the things we offer to the community

Kate Schwartz and her family spend a good amount of time outside, in nature, thanks to the Urban Ecology Center


UEC member, Eliot Strickon

Learn how Eliot Strickon utilizes his UEC membership. Eliot and his family live in Sherman Park and they frequent our Washington Park branch to borrow equipment and enjoy our public programs.

Eliot and his family particularly enjoy winter activities and are active users of our winter equipment lending program. 



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