Content Creator, including photographs: C3 Blogger Tom from www.letUbeU.com
The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) has put together an impressive resume of accomplishments over the past 5+ years. In case you are new to C3, we are a group of over 400 volunteers and teachers (with 3 staff members to facilitate) who recruit and . . . → Read More: Celebrate the Accomplishments of the Chicago Conservation Corps
Friday, June 11 C3 Trainee, Yvonne White-Morey: On Track for the Environment –Greening a School Field Day Event 9:30 am -12:30 pm
The 4th Annual Chicago Virtual Charter School Field Day Event will be a lot greener this year as students incorporate green games with track and field events.
Yvonne will coordinate the addition . . . → Read More: Green Field Day June 11 9:30-12:30 at IIT
Join us April 23 for an Earth Day party at the Nature Museum 5-11PM! Earth, Wine and Fire! EarthWineandFire.com . . . → Read More: Earth Wine and Fire: Earth Day benefit party Fri April 23
2008 Chicago West Nile Virus Public Education and Community Outreach Campaign
West Nile Virus infection (WNV) is an illness conveyed to humans primarily by mosquitoes. In most cases, people infected with WNV either show no symptoms or have very mild flu-like symptoms, called West Nile fever. WNV is an urgent issue that needs to be . . . → Read More: Spread the word about West Nile Virus
Of the 25 billion single-serving plastic water bottles Americans use each year, 80% end up in landfills. Recycle your water bottles and, better yet, choose to re-use a refillable water bottle made of a refill-safe material. (BeGreenNow.com)
Last year on August 18, 2007 during and after the Air and Water Show, my group of 15 . . . → Read More: Plastic Bottle Awareness
Justin Lotak sent this about a recent trip he made to Costa Rica’s Rancho Mastatal, for a Renewable Energy in the Developing World workshop:
The workshop was through Solar Energy International (SEI), if anyone’s interested in attending, and they have several other topics besides renewable energy. Over the course of a week, we installed a . . . → Read More: Vacation is all about Renewable Energy
C3 Leader Elizabeth Wyman says:
Whether you eat meat or not, here’s a little something you may want to read this from the Consumers Union (Consumer Reports).
In late December, the FDA decided that milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring are safe to eat. This means that within a few . . . → Read More: Not in Your Food?
Paris’ (France) City Council has recently developed a policy in favour of shared gardens (jardins partagés) in the city. A charter has been produced that sets some conditions on governance and the balance between public access and the specific rights of the group that cares for the garden. Like many European countries we had . . . → Read More: Why community gardens are called “shared gardens” in Paris
This from MoneyWeek recently…
“A typical meat-eating, milk-guzzling Westerner consumes as much as a hundred times their own weight in water every day,” says Fred Pearce, former New Scientist news editor and author of When The Rivers Run Dry.
That’s because it takes between 2,000 and 5,000 litres of water to grow one kilogram of . . . → Read More: How Much Water Does it Cost?
This post is from a blog comment by M. Grace Sielaff
Bioremediation can be defined as any process that uses microorganisms (Microorganisms – a tiny organism such as a virus, or protozoan, or bacterium that ca only be seen under a microscope), fungi, green plants or their enzymes to return the environment altered by contaminants . . . → Read More: Bioremediation
On October 28th the City of Chicago opened its permanent facility to collect HHW items, computers, and cell phones on a year-round basis. Located at 1150 N. North Branch, the facility is accessible from the Kennedy Expressway at the Division Street (east) exit.
The facility accepts oil-based paints and aerosol paint cans, solvents . . . → Read More: Household Chemicals and Electronics Recycling
From Julie Peterson:
Would you dump sewage in the river? Of course you wouldn’t. But that’s what we do with our sewage in Chicago when it rains. Each homeowner can stop 55-100 gallons or more and protect the river by installing a rainbarrel. BeyondToday has arranged for a servich which will deliver and install the . . . → Read More: Rainbarrel delivery and installation
Did you know that Cook County has 67,000 acres of forest preserve land? That’s 11% of the county, and is more land than the entire city of Washington, DC. The District is 61 square miles, less than 40,000 acres.
One preserve in particular, Busse Woods, has more visitors annually than Yellowstone National Park, but . . . → Read More: Cook County Forest Preserves