“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Rachel Carson will forever be an incredible … More

Nature Writing

“Live free, child of the mist, — and with respect to knowledge we are all children of the mist.” Thoreau It’s been awhile since I’ve written, because of life’s obligations that are bound to arise, but I’ve still been thinking about new ways to “go green.” As a student of writing, I’ve also been thinking … More Nature Writing

EPA Makes Significant Strides under Obama Administration

To know: I received the following email this afternoon from the Union of Concerned Scientists with important news from the EPA: “Making History: First-ever Toxic Air Pollution Standards Will Save Thousands of Lives: Great News! Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever national standards to limit the amount of mercury and other … More EPA Makes Significant Strides under Obama Administration

Whole Earth Packaging

The following is a guest post from Ruth at Whole Earth Packaging (wholeearthpackaging.com) At Whole Earth Packaging, we cannot stress enough how important it is to live a green lifestyle. We’re surrounded by pollution everyday, and if we don’t stop polluting our environment, we’re going to destroy it completely. If everyone takes on environmentally friendly … More Whole Earth Packaging

Green City Market

I recently took a Saturday stroll to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The museum is currently hosting Green City Market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am-1pm. Green City provides local, sustainably-grown food while offering education about high-quality food and how important its source can really be. Dozens of local farmers bring in homemade … More Green City Market