The 2017 Green Living Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 18, at the Libertyville Civic Center, sponsored by the Libertyville Civic Center Foundation, Lake County Green Congregations and Faith in Place.
The Green Home Chicago Design Center will present The Nature of Local and Sustainable Wood, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., February 9, featuring Joe Verich, executive vice president of Wisconsin Mill and Michael Silaghi, expert wood installer.
Escape Salon, in Northbrook, provides 100 percent organic hair care and beauty services in a relaxed atmosphere using Organic Way (Oway) brand products, the world’s first professional organic hair color, care and styling line that uses biodynamic, organic and fair trade ingredients.
On June 20, at 11:24 p.m., Chicagoans can perform the annual ritual of saying hello to the sun on the first day of summer. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the sun appears to stop at this time and again at the winter solstice.
When it comes to recycling, we all want to do our part, but plastics can be confusing. It may come as a surprise that the term covers a variety of materials that use very different ingredient and manufacturing processes, which we cannot treat all the same because it may gum up the stream or even damage the machinery at our local material recovery facility (MRF).
Starting our own plants allows us to control what goes on with them and is a piece of the puzzle in truly knowing where our food comes from. There are therapeutic health benefits in starting our own seedlings indoors, and it’s a task that provides a welcome boost to a gardener’s spirits during the doldrums of winter.