Chicago’s urban farming produces fresh veggies all year, 24/7

Green Prophet

Urban farming in midwestern American cities like Chicago has had its limitations due to adverse winter weather conditions at least 9 months a year. This unique hydroponic farming system is at Bedford Park, about 15 miles (25 km) southwest of Chicago.

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Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open

Green Traveler Guides

Barely more then a block from Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s artsy Near North neighborhood, the Ivy Hotel was once an office building. Now it's the city's newest boutique hotel, and eco-chic too Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Chicago Hotels Illinois North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Travel News Ivy Hotel Midwest Reuters

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Chicago Wildlife Watch

Nature Conservancy - Science

Geese in Chicago. What is Chicago Wildlife Watch? Chicago Wildlife Watch (a collaboration between Adler Planetarium , Lincoln Park Zoo , and Zooniverse ) has deployed cameras in the third most populous city in the US in hopes of learning more about how wildlife adapt to urban life.

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URBAN FARMERS FOR CHICAGO

Green (Living) Review

MAYOR EMANUEL LAUNCHES NEW “FARMERS FOR CHICAGO” NETWORK FOR CHICAGO URBAN FARMERS New collaboration will provide farm trainees with support to launch food enterprises, make five acres of vacant city lots available to farm, and expand local supply chain for food retailers. Farmers for Chicago will give local residents a chance to not only learn how to grow food in their communities, but also build their own food enterprise.”

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Check into Virgin Hotels, get a Tesla ride

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Starting today, Virgin Hotels is shuttling its guests around Chicago in a top-of-the-line, red Tesla Model S, the premium electric vehicle that is also the quickest-accelerating four-door vehicle— 0-60 in just 3.2

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Water but Were Afraid to Ask. {Video}

Elephant Journal

Photo: UN Water World Water Day From our friends at U.N. Water World Water Day. 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet. 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.

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Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant

Green Traveler Guides

Uncommon Ground, in Chicago, has won the title of world's greenest restaurant—again. The honor is bestowed by the Green Restaurant Association, which certifies eco-friendly restaurants in the U.S. and Canada Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Certification Chicago Illinois News North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Restaurant Association green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters Uncommon Ground

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Uber Tests All-Electric Cars in Chicago

Eco Auto Ninja

Uber launched the pilot program in Chicago just a few weeks ago to use the BYD e6 electric cars and if all goes well, the test could expand into other markets soon. The program would allow Uber drivers to lease, rent or buy the vehicles through Chicago’s Green Wheels USA dealership.

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Uber Tests All-Electric Cars in Chicago

Eco Auto Ninja

Uber launched the pilot program in Chicago just a few weeks ago to use the BYD e6 electric cars and if all goes well, the test could expand into other markets soon. The program would allow Uber drivers to lease, rent or buy the vehicles through Chicago’s Green Wheels USA dealership.

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Heal Ourselves, Heal Our World.

Elephant Journal

If we tell stories that illuminate, inspire and transform our relationship with the natural world and one another, we heal ourselves and the planet.

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Earth Hour: More than Just a Symbolic Gesture. ~ Laura Sabransky

Elephant Journal

“Together, we can find the energy to turn the inspiration of one hour into the actions of every hour.”.

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The Path to a Greener Internet.

Elephant Journal

we’ll find ourselves compulsively turning off light switches in unoccupied rooms yet we won’t hesitate to browse social media for three hours a day.

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Farm to Vending Machine: Grab 'n Go Healthy, Green Meals & Snacks

Eco-Vegan Girl

Sustainability & Healthy Living Sweeps Chicago with Luke Saunder’s Passion Project, ‘Farmer’s Fridge’. In Chicago, there is absolutely nothing like it! When is Luke expanding Farmer’s Fridge so everyone outside of Chicago can be spoiled with this sensational food?

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

Conservancy Talk

Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news. Farmer’s Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient. ( Modern Farmer ). A Super Bowl first : Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game! ( Mother Nature Network ).

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Geothermal Energy For a Chicago-Area Walgreens | Living Green and.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Geothermal Energy For a Chicago-Area Walgreens by greenwise on December 29, 2010 I have written about the benefits of geothermal energy before. Now a Walgreens in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park has installed a geothermal heat pump system to provide for its heating and cooling needs.

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Geothermal Energy For a Chicago-Area Walgreens

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Geothermal Energy For a Chicago-Area Walgreens by greenwise on December 29, 2010 I have written about the benefits of geothermal energy before. Now a Walgreens in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park has installed a geothermal heat pump system to provide for its heating and cooling needs.

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Chicago's muy famoso chef goes green

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Solid gold rock Green chef: Bayless XOCO, in fact, rocks solid gold.

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Why Are There So Many Chemicals In My Body & How’d They Get There? {Video}

Elephant Journal

Approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interact with our cells every single day.

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Chicago’s Navy Pier to get a green revamp with hanging gardens and eco delights

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: A team of designers led by James Corner Field Operations has won the rights to redesigning and revamping the iconic Navy Pier of the Chicago city. James Corner Field Operations Wins Competition To Redesign Chicago’s Navy Pier.

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The Holy City & The Windy City To Form Historic Environmental.

Green Prophet

Chicago and Jerusalem will soon announce their new “green&# friendship. The difference between SCI and the Memorandum of Understanding that will be signed by representatives of the Holy and Windy cities is its explicit focus on green building and planning.

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Hong Kong: stay smart, stay green

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Genuinely green accommodations are. Real green or green-washed?

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Chicago: a muy famoso chef goes green

Green Traveler Guides

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Chicago gives green light to "smart" signal system

Green (Living) Review

Fed up with seeing green lights go to empty streets while traffic backs up behind a never-ending red, many drivers have wondered whether their lives will be perpetually slowed by inefficient traffic signals that can't adjust to changes in traffic. Soon, the same street light system may be implemented in parts of Chicago. But they insist it can be improved by as much as 30 percent in some parts of Chicago, drastically cutting down the time each vehicle spends waiting at lights.

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LifeStorage, Self Storage Chicago Keeping People Warm Through Coat Drive

Green (Living) Review

LifeStorage Hermosa in Chicago is holding a coat drive for Cornerstone Community Outreach until December 15th. “ Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) is a non-profit organization created in 1989 based in Chicago.

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Get Involved In Your Community

Green Home Blog

So Greenhome wants you to help everyone in your community feel the benefits of living green. New York’s Central Park gets 35 million visits a year; Lincoln Park in Chicago is second on the list of busiest parks at 20 million visits a year. Focus on schools – encourage local school to go green and support initiatives like recycling, composting, and serving wholesome lunches. Get Involved in Your Community.

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Green Bites – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Green Bites: Ecological Musings from the Front by John Vlahakis 250 pages, paperback, 8.9 For those of us just beginning our path, and for those already going along it, Green Bites offers food for thought about ways to become more informed and make healthier, happier choices for yourself, your family, and the environment. He is the founder of Earth Friendly Products, a green household products brand and a daily blogger at earthyreport.com.

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International Tom Hanks Day Is Tomorrow!

Eccorazzi

The holiday is the brainchild of Kevin Turk , a Chicago sales exec, who came up with the idea one day in college, when he and his friends were hanging out and drinking Dr. Pepper and rum and coke (a drink featured prominently in Forrest Gump ). That’s right, everyone.

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Sensual green in the Maldives

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? B OOK GREEN TRAVEL HERE.

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Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? B OOK GREEN TRAVEL HERE.

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San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Now, however, it’s the green revolution.

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Chicago’s Top 3 Eco-Fashion Boutiques

The Go Green Blog

Look no further Chicago, as we’re quickly catching up to the LA & New York eco-fashion senses for men, woman & even baby. Here are the Top 3 Eco-Fashion Boutiques in Chicago: Pivot Boutique – Founded by Jessa Brinkmeyer in 2007 as the first eco-fashion shop in Chicago.

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5 Tips for making your music festivals eco-friendly this summer

Green Traveler Guides

Black Rock City Chicago Community England Glastonbury Illinois Isle of Wight Nevada North America The Americas United Kingdom United States Xtras best eco-friendly music festivals green music festival how be environmentally friendly at a music festival how to green a music festival

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Susan Sarandon Asks Americans to Green Their Beverages

Eccorazzi

Susan Sarandon was on hand last week at the SodaStream “Cage” Environmental Exhibit in Chicago to bring attention to the number of soda bottles bought and thrown away in the USA every year. green and famous products susan sarandon

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A Sea of Robin Hoods Tell the G8, "It's Time to Tax Wall Street!" | PR.

PR Watch

Thousands of nurses from around the world descended upon Daley Plaza, in the heart of Chicago on May 18, to demand that the richest nations in the world put an end to austerity politics and start asking the people who collapsed the global economy to do more to "heal the world.".

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Six Senses Eco Symposium nets green gains

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? B OOK GREEN TRAVEL HERE.

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5 Servings of Fruits & Veggies in A Glass: Macro Greens Review

Eco-Vegan Girl

A big box arrived at my doorstep and inside was a container labeled '' Macro-Greens ''. Macro-Greens is a powdered formula that you scoop into a glass of water or juice, mix and the benefits are almost too good to be true.yet they are! Day 17, I LOVE MACRO-GREENS!!!

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Pattern Cities Spotlight: Chicago, the Sustainable City

The Green Changemakers

Chicago has come full-circle from being a leader in mass production and mass consumption, to a leader in sustainability and urban ecology. Sustainable-development Urban Green Eco-designWritten by: Aurash Khawarzad [link] The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? B OOK GREEN TRAVEL HERE.

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Practical Green Infrastructure Solution to Alleviate Nation’s Water Woes

The Green Changemakers

In its report, NRDC demonstrates the benefits and potential of rooftop rainwater capture, a “green infrastructure” practice that can be used to retain stormwater runoff on-site, by analyzing ways in which eight diverse U.S. Austin, Texas; Chicago, Ill.;

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12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

Step in for this wonderful list of 12 easy ways to green your 2012. The folks over at Nourishing the Planet have come up with a stellar list of simple steps that every person can take to green their lives. Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.

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