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Volunteer for Citywide Spring Cleaning

By Patty Wetli

Because cleaning is so much fun, why stop at Swiffering your hardwood floors when you could spruce up the entire city. Join your neighbors on April 21 for Clean & Green Day in Chicago. Projects include picking up litter from curbs and sidewalks; helping older adults clear out their yards and garages; and weeding the Read the Rest…

Recycle That Tree And Get Mulch!

By Mike Fourcher

Every January, after the holidays were long over and the Christmas tree was dried to a crisp, my favorite annual tradition at my father’s house was to toss the prickly 7-foot tree out his Hyde Park condo’s third floor window. One of us would stand below to block the sidewalk and two others would heave Read the Rest…

Recycle That Tree And Get Mulch!

By Mike Fourcher

Every January, after the holidays were long over and the Christmas tree was dried to a crisp, my favorite annual tradition at my father’s house was to toss the prickly 7-foot tree out his Hyde Park condo’s third floor window. One of us would stand below to block the sidewalk and two others would heave Read the Rest…

Sunny Future for HarvesTime Foods

By Patty Wetli

Grocery stores, with all their coolers and freezers and air conditioners, consume massive amounts of energy. They’re like the Hummer of retailers. Chris Dallas, one of four brothers who co-owns HarvesTime Foods at 2632 W. Lawrence Ave., is aiming to transform his business into a Prius. He started with small changes, like swapping out traditional Read the Rest…

Save the Planet One Piece of Mail at a Time

By Patty Wetli

Every month or so, I can count on receiving a pamphlet trying to sell me hearing aids because some direct mail company keeps mistaking me for my mother-in-law (that’s a whole other story). And every month or so, I duly drop the pamphlet in our recycling bin. But what if I could stop the mailing Read the Rest…

Save the Planet One Piece of Mail at a Time

By Patty Wetli

Every month or so, I can count on receiving a pamphlet trying to sell me hearing aids because some direct mail company keeps mistaking me for my mother-in-law (that’s a whole other story). And every month or so, I duly drop the pamphlet in our recycling bin. But what if I could stop the mailing Read the Rest…

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