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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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New Lisle Location for Veggie Fest

Veggie Fest Chicago, now in its 13th year and one of the largest vegetarian food and wellness festivals in North America, has moved to a new location—Danada South Park at Navistar Drive, in Lisle.

Plant-Based Wellness Retreat Promises Lasting Change

Whole foods, plant-based advocate Jill Keb is conducting her annual Walk the Beach Retreat in South Haven, Michigan. It begins at 6 p.m., Oct. 18, and ends at 1 p.m., Oct. 27.

Solar Oven Demonstration

Solar Oven Partners and Anchors Covenant Group will conduct solar oven demonstrations on August 8 and 11 at the Lincoln Square Farmers’ Market & Berry Church brunch.

Hacking Your Health Live Comes to Chicago

Tiffany Hinton, of GF Mom Certified, is bringing a new style of health event geared toward families looking for a healthier, happier lifestyle to Chicago.

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie Attracts Community ‘Champions’

This year, a record five Joliet-area companies—DuPont, Ecolab, Exelon, Harrah’s Joliet, and Waste Management of Illinois—were recognized as “Prairie Champions” for supporting ecological restoration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, in Wilmington.
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Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid
Costs are down, technology is up and tax credits are up for grabs. There’s never been a better time to declare energy independence and explore solar, wind and geothermal options.
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Archive »Conscious Investing

Investing for Good

How to Align Money With Values
Socially responsible investing, which accounts for a whopping quarter of U.S. funds under professional management, now offers options to suit every cause and income level.
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Monitoring for Bees in Midewin

Monitors look for bees in 100-meter transects, spending 30 minutes in each one. Barb Krupa, an undergraduate zoology major at ONU, is active at Midewin as often as three days a week.

Chicago’s Field Museum Involves Public in Monarch Research

Monarch butterflies have experienced an 80 percent population decline over the last 20 years, partly due to loss of milkweed plants, the only food source for monarch caterpillars.

Summer’s Symphony

Insect Songs Send Messages, Reveal Environment Secrets
The project is teaching volunteers to recognize the 12 most commonly heard insects in the Chicago region and how to document them in the field.

Rare Habitat Hosts Unusual Species

There are about 1,000 acres of dolomite prairie on the Midewin. At the core of dolomite prairie is magnesium-rich dolomitic limestone that is home to specialized plants evolved to take advantage of poor, shallow soils.

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Marks 130 Years of Service
Compost, trees and rain barrels do not necessarily come to mind when considering the work of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).
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Archive »Green Living Briefs

Bagging It

New York State Bans Plastic Bags

Floating Solar

Catching Some Rays on the Water

Eco-Camping

Keeping It Earth-Friendly

Wonder Weed

Hemp to the Rescue at Detox Sites

Sunny Solution

Wastewater Turned into Hydrogen Fuel

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Eating

Save Resources, Reduce Food Waste and More

 
 
 

 

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Help For Home Gardeners

Extension Agents at Your Service
Nationwide, local extension agents offer soil testing and instruction in organic methods, making rain barrels, choosing native plants and a host of low-cost and no-cost services.
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Pre-Wired for the Future

Transportation Drives Urban Planning
Imagine, if you can, pedestrian- and transit-friendly cities with new homes pre-wired for electric vehicles and office buildings planned without parking spaces. It’s already happening.