North Shore Gas supports so many events in the communities we serve — we can't list them all. Here are just a few examples.
Friends of the Parks L.A.T.E. Ride
North Shore Gas is proud to sponsor the annual Friends of the Parks L.A.T.E. Ride in the overnight hours, when up to 10,000 bicyclists ride through Chicago neighborhoods and along the lakefront. Kicking off at midnight, the L.A.T.E. Ride takes participants on a 25-mile trek through the streets of Chicago before finishing at Grant Park, where the riders enjoy breakfast while watching the sun rise over Lake Michigan. Registration fees benefit Friends of the Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and improving Chicago's parks and forest preserves.
North Shore Gas is proud to support the Creepy Crawlies exhibit in the Waukegan Public Library's Early Leaning Center. The exhibit is made up of 2,200-square-feet of displays and interactive learning stations to teach kids about insects and other crawly things, including: a giant ant farm; terrarium with a Madagascar hissing cockroach, cobalt blue tarantula, Vietnamese centipede and emperor scorpion; working beehive; insects native to Lake County; and play area where kids can learn to identify insects by their sounds. Creepy Crawlies is free and open during regular hours at the Waukegan Public Library's main branch at 128 North County Street.
Team H.E.A.T. (Home Energy Assistance Together)
Each fall, North Shore Gas employee volunteers weatherize homes of low and fixed income customers to provide energy saving resources and tips that help them reduce and better manage their bills. The company targets a different neighborhood throughout the city of Chicago each year before winter's chill seeps through the cracks of residents' homes. Team H.E.A.T. volunteers install weather stripping around doors, caulk air leaks throughout the home and secure plastic sheeting around windows. Homeowners are also provided with energy efficiency and safety packages that help to further educate residents that energy efficiency practices not only lower their utility costs, but also support the environment.