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The Challenge of Managing Invasive Species

Many home gardeners unknowingly introduce invasive plants into their backyards when they plant nursery-grown or wild plants into their gardens.

Ed Kugler

Highland Park’s Ed Kugler has been concerned about the issue of food consumption and the planet for more than 40 years.

An Interview with Karen Weigert

Karen Weigert, chief sustainability officer for the city of Chicago, guides the city's sustainability strategy and implementation to bring about innovative and practical solutions.

A Woman’s 1,000-Mile Journey Along the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis's latest book, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, to be released this spring, explores the geology of the Great Lakes and the history of Lake Michigan.

Let's All Lower Our Carbon Footprint

Brenda Ekwurzel, co-author of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, presents carbon reduction strategies to help readers save money and live healthier lives.

Power 101

Should a homeowner switch power suppliers? What are the advantages? Can energy choices benefit the environment? And, why is green power so important?

Take Five Minutes to Help Save the Great Lakes

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is conducting a campaign to reach 5,000 signatures on an online petition to keep sewage out of HOMES (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior).

Exploring the ‘Outdoor Rooms’ of Jamie Durie

For someone who talks about and hobnobs with plants and flowers all day every day, you’d think the last place you’d find Jamie Durie during his free time is in the garden.

Turning Homes into Works of Art

For Debby Spertus, lead artist and owner of Evanston-based Signature Mural and Finish, art in our lives is not merely an option.

Inspiring Communities to Build Sustainable Food Systems

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities.

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