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Jeanne Nolan is Gardening From the Ground Up

Jeanne Nolan, founder of the Glencoe-based The Organic Gardener Ltd., has come out with a new book.

The Honeybee Crisis: A Curse or a Blessing?

Why is it that bees, and foremost, the honeybees, touch our heart so deeply?

Join the Campaign for Conservation as an Openlands TreeKeeper

The conservation nonprofit Openlands maintains a comprehensive tree care program working with volunteers in the Chicago region.

Toward Building an EcoMind

Longtime ecological pioneer Frances Moore Lappé discusses her views on the present state of progress on the ecology front.

Energy Impact Illinois Rebates Extended

Homeowners can still save money on their monthly energy bills and increase the comfort of their homes by contacting Energy Impact Illinois (EI2).

Peace Corps Leading Chicago Green Office Challenge

The city of Chicago’s Green Office Challenge launched its third round in February. The Peace Corps Midwest Region Office been leading the pack almost every week this year.

Don’t Despair!

While April is too soon to plant most crops outside in the Chicagoland area, experts say it’s the perfect time to plan the garden’s layout and prepare the soil to get it conditioned for summer vegetables.

EI2 Offers Rebates and Loan Options

The Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) program significantly helps offset energy improvement costs by offering a rebate toward insulation installed by an EI2 approved contractor that will lower home energy use by 15 percent or more.

Small Changes, Big Impact

Tom Decker’s house uses 52 percent less natural energy than comparable houses in the same neighborhood, but it’s not a new “green” building or fitted with solar power equipment.

Simple Green Changes

With a new Earth Day celebration upon us, what better time to make a resolution and implement helpful changes at home?

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