What is Zero Waste October?

This post is re-published with permission from Plastic Pollution Coalition. By Beth Terry Rebecca Newburn is a middle school science teacher in Marin County, California, who, with a group of elementary and middle school students, successfully lobbied the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District to adopt a resolution making October "Zero Waste Month."  And together with zero waste … Continue reading What is Zero Waste October?

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Protect the Sacred: Stop the Mine That Threatens Your Water

As I arrived at the American Indian Center of Chicago for “Water at Risk: A Tribal Leaders Perspective” on August 17, chairs were being added to the seating area to accommodate an the impressive attendance. The event was moderated by Doug Kiel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University and a citizen of the … Continue reading Protect the Sacred: Stop the Mine That Threatens Your Water

Stand with Standing Rock in Chicago next week

I am delighted to share information on upcoming programming at American Indian Center Chicago that will be very much of interest to all who have following the Dakota Access Pipeline drama. Source: https://www.aicchicago.org/ This event represents an incredible opportunity to hear first-hand from those most impacted by recent land and water rights concerns that impact many, … Continue reading Stand with Standing Rock in Chicago next week

Good morning, sunshine: Spreading the Sunshine — and Solar — Across the The Midwest

I had the pleasure of meeting Eric in 2016 while shopping for rooftop solar for my own home. After having spent over a year researching and reaching out to several different solar installers in the Chicago area, I was very impressed with Eric’s responsiveness, knowledge, honesty and level of service.   What got you started … Continue reading Good morning, sunshine: Spreading the Sunshine — and Solar — Across the The Midwest

An interview with Adam Zmick, Co-Founder of Gardeneers

Gardeneers are dedicated leaders who sustain school gardens in the city of Chicago — and empower students to enrich their knowledge of nutrition, connect with their community and become stewards of the environment. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Adam Zmick, Co-Founder, to learn more about Gardeneers. Can you put your finger on the … Continue reading An interview with Adam Zmick, Co-Founder of Gardeneers

Plastic Free Produce: Why We Don’t Need Our Food Gift Wrapped

This post is republished with permission from Plastic Pollution Coalition. The original article can be found here. By Emily DiFrisco Earlier this week, Anita Horan, a free diver, writer, and founder of the #PlasticFreeProduce campaign, celebrated a huge win near Sydney, Australia, when local supermarket Cole’s decided to sell loose carrots at the same price … Continue reading Plastic Free Produce: Why We Don’t Need Our Food Gift Wrapped

For the Earth: Let’s Stop Plastic Pollution Now

This post is republished with permission from Plastic Pollution Coalition. The original article can be found here. Only days before Earth Day, a new study was published and featured by the The New York Times revealing more than 300 billion pieces of plastic have been trapped in Arctic waters. Is there anywhere on Earth plastic … Continue reading For the Earth: Let’s Stop Plastic Pollution Now