Joann Podkul of CSI
Check out this great coverage of C3 and Calumet Stewardship Initiative volunteers working in vernal pools at Hegewisch Marsh over the weekend. Michael Puente from WBEZ joined us to help uncover the great restoration and open space preservation work happening in the area.
This work . . . → Read More: C3 and CSI talk with WBEZ about Hegewisch Marsh
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
Department of Environment News and Opportunities – June 2008 – June 7: Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Open – June 9-11: NeoCon at Merchandise Mart – June 13: Bike to Work Day Rally – June 21: Environmental Resource Event at U.S. Cellular Field – June 30: Registration Deadline for Solar PowerUp! for Kids – . . . → Read More: DOE News and Opportunities – June 2008
Kevin Walsh of Chicago Peak Oil recommends The Story of Stuff, calling it “a great animated movie, which can be downloaded for free, that shows the story of resources from extraction, production, distribution, consumption to disposal.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to hear from you to limit U.S. Steel’s discharge to Lake Michigan!
Action Needed Now:
· Attend EPA public hearing Dec. 11 or submit written comments
The U.S. EPA has scheduled a public hearing on Dec. 11 in Gary, Ind. to invite comments on a draft water . . . → Read More: Limit U.S. Steel’s discharge to Lake Michigan!
Dear C3 alumni,
I hope you are all having good luck with your projects. I’ve been working with the Bureau of Forestry, Chicago Park District, Wrightwood Neighbors, C3, and Scott Waguespack – 32nd ward Alderman on enhancing the current Christmas tree mulching program.
This year’s tree mulching event takes place January 12, 2008 from . . . → Read More: Volunteer for Christmas tree mulching project 1/12/08
Carla Winterbottom sends this book recommendation…
The End of Economic Growth, by Charles Siegel
Many people have become disillusioned with economic growth during the last few decades, not only because growth causes environmental problems but also because the rising standard of living brings diminishing satisfaction.
Using historical and international comparisons, this book shows that the . . . → Read More: The End of Economic Growth
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?
Carla Winterbottom shares this chance to chat more globally…
From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism: Making the Shift
You are invited to EcoRes Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the free exchange of knowledge and ideas concerning society and climate change, invites you to join us for the first in a series of online e-conferences . . . → Read More: Online E-Conference: 14-30 April 2007
…for TWO Greenest Cities.
See WorldChanging.com for what’s happening in Los Angeles.
Mayor Villaraigosa has made it one of his goals to transform Los Angeles into “the greenest big city in America.”
Looks like we’ve got our work cut out for us here in Chicago.
Join the WorldChanging.com team in Chicago?
Join folks throughout Chicago for a film festival focusing on energy issues — ranging from fuel-efficient cars, to light switches, to international energy policies. Where we get our energy and how we use it are topics that are rapidly rising to the top of the list of concerns in America. This film festival offers us . . . → Read More: Sierra Club Air/Energy Film Festival
A special exhibition opens Friday, November 17th, and runs through January 5th, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Betty Rymer Gallery.
Reception: Friday, November 17, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with artists’ discussion at 4:00 p.m. and curator remarks at 6:30 p.m. Reception will conclude with an Open Mic by Collective . . . → Read More: Special Art Exhibition on Sustainability and Locality
At Saturday’s C3 re-gathering, Julie passed around the Sun Times Homes section from 11/10 featuring Sadhu Johnston, Commissioner of the Department of Environment. Sally Duros, Real Estate and Homelife Editor, also writes about Green Drinks and more about Sadhu Johnston that didn’t make it in the newspaper.
. . . → Read More: Sadhu Johnson and Green Drinks in the Sun Times
Thanks Payton for the link to the Sun Times urban heat island map (pdf).