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Free Green Living Fair in Libertyville

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.

Learn About Choosing Sustainable Wood for Home Remodeling

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.

Sleep Organic to Avoid Harmful Chemicals

North Shore Bedding, in Northbrook, offers the largest selection of all-natural, organic, chemical-free mattresses and sleep accessories in the area.

Escape the Ordinary Salon Experience

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.

Lose the Bad Stuff and Get the Good Stuff

The Organic Roots Eco Salon, in Skokie, is introducing Organic Manicures using JoShik (which means satisfaction with ease and happiness) Polish, a Chicago-based brand that gives a thumbs down to toxins.
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Sustainably Stylish Home

Relax into Nurturing Furnishings
Buying a sofa or carpet? Now we can check out its origins to verify it’s made from sustainable products without child labor or toxic chemicals harmful to family members.

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Give Mother Earth A Fighting Chance

Our planet currently supports a population of more than 7.5 billion people, resulting in a demand for clean drinking water and quality air that is at an all-time high.

All Plastics Are Not Created Equal for Recycling

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).

Steps for Seed Starting Success

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.

Helping Our Local Critters Thrive Through the Winter

Parks, forest preserves and green spaces are bountiful in our third-largest metropolitan area in the country, including Baker Park, in Evanston, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, in Highwood, and Glacial Park Nature Preserve, in McHenry County. Some prefer the rural qualities of Rock Cut State Park, in Winnebago County, or the urban, walled-in feel of Grant Park, in downtown Chicago. Our local city parks and bike trails can also be great places to reunite with nature.

Demystifying The Recycling Process

The choice to recycle is in the hands of all of us, and it does make a difference. The advent of curbside collection makes it easier than ever to participate in the effort to direct unwanted or unneeded product containers and materials away from landfills, but procedures and regulations are often confusing and can create frustration and skepticism about the entire system.
Natural Awakenings Green Living Briefs
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Raw Hide

A Veggie Leather Alternative

Bag Ban

California Outlaws Single-Use Plastic Bags

Eco-Joe

Making a Cuppa More Planet-Friendly

Repurposed Pallets

Texas Company Turns Wood Waste into Furniture

Laundry List

Cool Tips to Save Money and Energy

Protecting Pollinators

Maryland Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides
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Soil Sisters

Female Farmers Come of Age
Women driving tractors are surging in number, and they are bringing a fresh sensibility to farming by focusing on organic produce and sustainable practices.
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Archive »Conscious Investing

Investing in Main Street

Cities, Schools and Churches Move their Money to Local Economies
Schools, churches and even city governments are sending a message about fiscal responsibility to Wall Street and government by supporting local community banks and credit unions.
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Planet-Friendly and Profitable

The Rise of Ecopreneurs
Facial scrubs from recycled coffee grounds, urban delivery of potted herbs, shared bikes: there’s no end of good ideas—and customers—when people combine enterprise with eco-concerns.