Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Area tree to lumber company and more

Hey everyone

- There is a company named Horigan Urban Forest Products that will take your dead trees and convert them into high quality lumber. As the city can only take in so many trees to mulch, this is another attractive option to think about. The wood is created and stays in the city area eliminating heavy transportation costs.

- Visit the Sierra Club web site to the right ===> as they have contining petitions that you can easily be a part of online. Being heard or read at least is a good start to protecting and enhancing the environment.

- Don't forget to visit the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum donation page and help out a great area resource! It doesn't cost you any money and the email updates will surely help your environmental living experience here in Chicago!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!!!!

Hey everyone

Be sure to get outside today if it is nice and get out for a walk or bike ride. Do something today to help the environment!

- The 2nd annual Northside College Prep Green Scene was a resounding success! The school had a steady flood of people of all ages checking out the goods from over 30 vendors! I personally picked a few free light bulbs, checked out the soon to be solar thermal panels on the school's roof, recycled some books, and gathered all kinds of info that I will be writing about in the future.

- The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has agreed to participate in my donation program with A Fresh Squeeze! Please check it out (blog entry below) and sign up so together we can make our environment a better place to live and donate to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum!

- Check out all the links to the right ===> as all these great organizations have wonderful information on the environment!

Again, happy earth day!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Notebaert Museum Donation Program

Hey everyone,

You might know that I am a fan of A Fresh Squeeze. I am excited to say that I and hopefully the environment have benefited greatly because of the connections and awareness that A Fresh Squeeze has brought to my environmental activities. Because of this, I was thinking of ways to get people to sign up for the weekly email updates. To do this, I’ve thought of a way to do this while helping another organization in the process.

I would like to announce that I will donate $0.25 to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for every individual in the Chicago area that signs up to A Fresh Squeeze. I was connected to the museum by visiting it and their website through A Fresh Squeeze. After doing some research, I realize that the work that The Notebaert Museum conducts is an important and integral part of why people in the Chicagoland area are able to live a prosperous and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

How can you help? First, I would like you to do is first go and click on the link below A Fresh Squeeze and check out all the amazing articles and links to environmental organizations around Chicago that A Fresh Squeeze provides. After that, go and click on the link I have provided below to complete the sign up process. It is a two step process that asks you to provide your name and email address. After you sign up, A Fresh Squeeze will notify me and I will send the donation out to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

A Fresh Squeeze Sign Up Link

My goal for this program is to continue to increase our awareness and our actions towards preserving our environment. By signing up for A Fresh Squeeze’s weekly email updates, you will not only learn about what individuals, groups, and companies in the Chicago community are doing to preserve and protect the environment, you will also be providing additional income and exposure to one of Chicago’s premier environmental organizations, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. I feel that this type of group effort is what is needed to successfully put ourselves in a position to live a healthy life while also preserving the environment we live in.

I want to thank A Fresh Squeeze and The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for their time and support. I will hope and continue to work for your support in this venture. If you have any questions or comments, send me an email at keanemd@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Gore and more

- Al Gore is in the news again as ENN has reported on a story that Gore has started a 300 million dollar campaign for the environment.

- A Fresh Squeeze has posted an article on fresh water in Chicago. They also have posted an article on Andersonville becoming eco-friendly.

- As always, check out links in the right margin ====>

- Northside College Prep will be holding their annual "Green Scene" on April 19.

- We Can Solve It website added to links.

- Francis Parker School is hosting its own "Green Day" on May 10.