Mike Nowak
Director, Social Justice Committee Co-Chair, Communications Committee (social media)

For almost 25 years, Mike has been advocating for green practices through his radio and podcast program, “The Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki.” It has been heard, in various incarnations, on WGN Radio, WCPT AM & FM and WCGO AM & FM. His experience in recycling policy includes a single term on the IRA Board and six years as President of the Chicago Recycling Coalition. In the gardening world, he is an Illinois Master Gardener, Openlands TreeKeeper, and author of the book Attack of the Killer Asparagus, based on his sixteen years as a columnist for the late, great Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. He is a stanch advocate for recycling, composting, and waste reduction. His weekly show often includes in-depth discussions with members of IRF.