Meet Buena Park Neighbors’ Andrew Lueck

Andrew leads Buena Park Green, its neighborhood committee that works to build community involvement and connections through beautification and environmental sustainability. The committee puts together clean and green events in the spring and fall and other volunteer, educational and networking events throughout the year.

Andrew was born and raised in Wisconsin but has lived in Chicago for almost 14 years. He lives in Buena Park with his wife, Laura. They chose the neighborhood for its diversity of residents, quiet charm, proximity to the lakefront and ease of access to the rest of the city.

Andrew works as an urban forester and environmental planner. He owns his own environmental consulting firm, Planned Forest Solutions, LLC which works with municipalities, businesses and residents to manage trees in urban areas. He regularly volunteers with environmental organizations in Chicago, where he works to build appreciation for nature in urban areas.

Andrew loves spending time outdoors. His favorite outdoor spots in Chicago include the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Northerly Island and LaBagh Woods. He is a big sports fan, and will always support his home state Brewers, Packers and Badgers.

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Author: bikeuptown46

I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is http://genetenner.com/ I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

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