Be the Change - Environmental Raptivist coming to Barrington

Be the Change! Go Green Barrington sponsers Joey FineRhyme at the Catlow Theater in Barrington on Sunday, September 29, 1 - 3 pm. All ages are invited to the, live, energetic performance of Joey FineRhyme, raptivist & environmentalist . Watch and take part as he propels all of us to be the sustainability solution! Free but register in advance at Solar-powered raffle prizes provided by ilumen Solar (

What is a raptivist? Per the Urban Dictionary they are an activist who uses rap as the medium to speak to and motivate others. Join in FineRhyme's magnetic freestyle skills - the audience gives him the words, and he'll perform the rhyme, live and on the spot. FineRhyme also performs his original songs which will rock the house with a head-bobbing beat and flowing with depth, metaphor and alliteration. His custom-built pedal-powered sound system will feature familiar faces from the Barrington area pedaling for power, so come cheer them on!

Joey FineRhyme (born Joey Feinstein) is an educator, public speaker, raptivist and freestyle rhymer. Born and raised in Chicago, FineRhyme is the founder and Executive Director of Climate Cycle, an organization with a mission of inspiring students to green our world. He has helped secure solar panels onto 13 Chicago Public Schools and raised $1.3 million for environmental education and school-based projects.

"Driven by the belief that rhythm and rhyme are powerful tools to inspire action, the anchor for many of FineRhyme's lyrics returns to this ethos of Be the Change. His contagious passion and uncanny ability to rap and rhyme has been the rocket fuel for auditoriums of enthusiastic students, hungry to be part of the solution to address the most important issues of our time." (

Some more local green events coming up:

Every Thursday and Saturday - Citizens for Conservation workdays. See for more information.

Thursdays until Oct. 17, 3 - 7 pm - Go Green Barrington/Barrington Breakfast Rotary bag exchange at the Barrington Farmer's Market (Park Ave & Cook St). Stop by the table to pick up a complimentary re-usable bag to shop the market - or donate those extra bags stuffed in your closet. Say "no" to plastic bags!

Wednesday, September 25, 7 pm - Sustainable Architecture - Green Drinks welcomes Nathan Kipnis of Kipnis Architecture + Planning at McGonigal's Pub, 105 S. Cook St., Barrington

Sponsored by Go Green Barrington (GGB), a group of forward thinking local advocates that rallies residents, businesses and government bodies throughout the Barrington area to raise environmental awareness and take action that makes a difference. If you would like to volunteer your time at green events, contact GGB. Connect on facebook to learn more!

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