Chicago Recycling Tips

Navigating Chicago’s recycling rules can be tricky and time consuming. You want to be mindful of what you’re throwing away, but maybe you’ve never taken the time to learn what’s acceptable to recycle. It’s possible you’ve been causing more work for haulers and ultimately putting more into the landfill than you think. Below are the … More Chicago Recycling Tips

“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