Joe Moore is leading the way to transform the 49th Ward into the greenest most sustainable ward in the City. Working closely with his wife Barbara, Moore launched the 49th Ward Green Corps, an organization of environmental leaders and activists who organize and conduct community actions on environmental and sustainability issues. Among the scores of activities are the popular green workshop series and the annual “Neighborhood Swap” that encourages local re-use of goods.
The popular Glenwood Sunday Market is one outgrowth of the 49th Ward Green Corps. This independent weekly farmer’s market began in the summer of 2010 and features entirely organic and locally grown produce. From November through May, a monthly Winter Market is held that continues to bring quality, organic products
to the neighborhood. In order to ensure that the produce sold at the market is affordable to people of all incomes, the “Market for All” program was initiated to not only accept LINK cards but to raise funds to double the purchasing power of the card holder. Reflecting its successes in just its first year of operation, the Glenwood
Market was recently voted Illinois’s most popular market.