June 2016

2016 Bike to Work Week

June 23rd, 2016

On June 16th, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of our Bike to Work Program and Bike to Work Day this morning with four group rides to the CBBEL offices, followed by a group breakfast!


Christopher Burke featured in UIC Engineering Magazine

June 10th, 2016

CBBEL President and Founder Christopher Burke is featured in the Spring 2016 edition of UIC Engineering Magazine for his dedication to the school. Read the full article here: https://issuu.com/coeuic/docs/p1600974_uic_engineering_spring_201/10.


‘We Compost’ Silver Partner

June 2nd, 2016

CBBEL has been recognized as Silver Partner by the Illinois Food Scraps Coalition (illinoiscomposts.org) for our compost system, where we provide compost bins to help put our trash to good use. Instead of throwing out biodegradable food scraps (like banana peels, coffee grounds, etc.), we can now create a nutrient-rich fertilizer for use in our… Read more »


CBBEL’s Rooftop Garden

June 1st, 2016

On May 25th, Doug Gotham and Pete Magnelli organized the 6th CBBEL rooftop vegetable garden. Over a dozen volunteers turned out to help prep the pots, plant and water. This year’s crop includes 48 tomatoes and 40 pepper plants, 6 cucumbers, 4 zucchini, 2 sweet potatoes, lettuce, onions and herbs.