Content Creator, including photographs: C3 Blogger Tom from www.letUbeU.com
The word ‘conservation’ can be confusing. It is defined as the prevention of injury or waste. When we refer to conservation from an environmental viewpoint, we are talking about not injuring animals & insects and their homes, and not wasting natural resources–energy, land, and water.
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Content Creator: C3 Trainee Tom from www.letUbeU.com
Chicagoans are fortunate to have a large source of fresh water as our neighbor. Over 5.4 million people—44% of the Illinois population—depend on the Chicago Department of Water Management to provide a reliable supply of drinking water from Lake Michigan. Chicago is working hard to avoid situations similar to . . . → Read More: How To Save Water & Save Money
We are in the heart of winter, and most likely, your windows are closed and fresh air is at a premium. So don’t pollute the air in your home with cleaning products that contain hazardous chemicals and volatile organic compounds. We will make it easy for you to find another option. Here is a . . . → Read More: How To Make Air-friendly Cleaning Products
Most of us are guilty of leaving our car running while we sit and wait, and wait, and wait. Sometimes we’re waiting for a friend while parked in front of their apartment, other times we quickly run into a bank or coffee shop. What you may not know is that idling your car engine . . . → Read More: How To Promote Healthy Lungs & Clean Air – Turn Off Your Car
168 Elm Ave. – One Drop at a Time
This Web page describes the principles of innovative and responsible treatment of rain water in and around the home garden. The treatments are organized into seven subjects or stations: 1) the green roof, 2) the rain barrels, 3) the porous pavement, 4) the rain gardens, 5) . . . → Read More: Great Website About Home Rain Water Solutions
Home tip from Living Gently Quarterly:
When the price of head lettuce climbs to $2.50 or more per head and the frigid arctic winds are rattling the windows, you can still enjoy freshly grown produce. And, you don’t even have to leave your home. It doesn’t require long-range transportation from warmer or tropical climes nor . . . → Read More: Sprouting: The Winter Garden
Here’s a great way to help the River from home – add a rain barrel to your house. Rain barrels help you conserve water, reduce the amount of water going directly to the sewer system and provide water for your garden.
Friends of the Chicago River board member Grant Crowley has a great offer . . . → Read More: Make Your Own Rainbarrel — FREE BARRELS
While contemplating project possibilities, the energy and water use audits our C3 class were asked to do for homework came to mind. In trying to find more comprehensive do-it-yourself plans for greening a space I have come across a few resources that may be of help to y’all!
Recall from C3:
I strongly . . . → Read More: DIY Plans for Greening a Space
Here are some useful resources to keep in mind when you’re developing your project proposal:
Project Proposal Worksheet: Please fill out this form by hand or type it up and submit it to your C3 liason by Friday, June 30.
12 Step Project Process Document: The steps to follow as you work with your C3 . . . → Read More: Resources for developing your project
Thanks to everyone for another great class Saturday. Who knew water could be so fun? Here are the materials and info you need to prepare for our last class, Community Organizing, on June 17.
Class To Do’s – Self Test and Water Audit homework
Project To Do’s – Contact and meet with potential partners from . . . → Read More: Reminders and Docs from Water Class