Green Festival Speakers

Cecilia Ungari



Ungari has been teaching sustainable lifestyle choices for more than five years in the Chicago region. Ungari'a professional work has included education roles involving the Right Bite sustainable seafood awareness program and the Green Initiative, which she spearheaded while working at the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Ungari also directed education and outreach programs for Evanston's Healthy Green Goods. Ungari's work with The Green Mama involves helping a small green business practice what it preaches and teaching others about greener choices. Ungari is also a trained doula, focusing on the complete spectrum of maternity support: preconception, pregnancy, labor and postpartum stages. Often recognized as the Worm Girl, Ungari managed the Aquarium's vermiculture program and continues to conduct public workshops on this approach to compost production. Ungari worked with geothermal energy systems and green building contractors in the Chicagoland area as well as with the Friends of the Chicago River. Ungari is an honors graduate of North Park University, where she received a B.S. degree in Biology in 2003.