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Orange is the New Green for Evanston Composting

The city of Evanston has entered into a franchise agreement with Collective Resource, Inc. (CRI), to provide composting services to Evanston residents, to meet its sustainability goals.

A Simple Holiday Centerpiece Helps Feed the Hungry

AmpleHarvest.org, a nationwide nonprofit that enables millions of home gardeners to donate excess garden produce to a nearby food pantry, promotes using whole fruit and vegetables as holiday centerpieces.

To Snow or Not To Snow

While we look ahead to the month of November and the inevitable return of winter cold and snow for the Chicagoland area, it will be difficult to forget this year’s incredibly active hurricane season.

Harvest. Store. Plant. Create.

Fall is the time to pick crisp apples for eating now and also to preserve nature’s bounty for winter enjoyment.

Shedding the Straw Habit

New Online Resource for Chicago Region Tree Canopy Assists Local Planning

Trees do more than beautify our landscape. These hardworking plants help reduce heat islands, clean our air and water, benefit vulnerable populations, impact real estate value and improve the health of a community. But not all trees are the same; what we grow and where we grow it matters.

Protecting the Great Lakes from a Catastrophic Oil Spill

The case against Line 5, the dual 64-year-old petroleum pipelines running under Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, has deepened.

FIVE July Gardening TIPS

What a Difference a Summer Solstice Makes

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.

Create a Butterfly Garden with Native Plants

May in Chicagoland is about the time we start to seeing butterflies fluttering around the garden.

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