Monday, May 19, 2008

Chicago's Green Fest


I was able to get to Chicago's Green Festival last Saturday and it didn't disappoint! The place was packed to a point where I think they are going to need more space for next year. Every conceiveable topic relating to the environment was covered.

I've reorganized the links to click section of the site =====> in an alphabetical manner for easier use. I've also added the link to one of the hubs of Chicago's Green movement, Green Exchange.

There is a great new exhibit opening up at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this Thursday, May 22 named Lawn Nation. Be sure to head to a class or a presentation!

I'd like to comment on the recent news that oilman T Boone Pickens has ordered over 600 wind turbines from GE for installation in Texas. "This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!" Here is the story from Forbes

Northside College Prep recently had a "State of The Planet" colloquium last Friday, May 16 and the kids were able to listen to talks from heads of government, corporations, and other organizations involved in protecting our natural resources and participate in activities around the school that did enhance the natural environment around Northside College Prep. Congrats to them!

As always, I am asking you to go to my donation page and subscribe to A Fresh Squeeze. It's free and for every person that signs up, the blog will donate $0.25 to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! Also be sure to click on the links page as there is so much more info to receive and use!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Go to Green Fest!!!! (and more)

Hey everyone

- Chicago's Green Fest is this weekend at Navy Pier. Click on the link for more info.

- There is a story from Greentech Media that highlights the recent gains in funding for alternative sources of energy.

- Check out the links to the right ====>. Email me and let me know of other stories/websites to put up on the blog.

- The Wikipower donation program for The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is still going on. Be sure to click on the link and get Wikipower to donate to the museum!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Chicago's leap forward


As everyone knows, Chicago has always tried to become the premier spot for urban environmentalism and it has succeeded in many ventures like the parks program and the like. One of the glaring missteps of the program has been its inability to provide a workable recycling program together (see previous blog) for its residents.

But I am here to tell you things are changing. The city has listened to us and has put the money and man power to grow the local recycling program! Please read the full story below but I am really happy about the city adding up to 90,000 more blue carts to the program. That more than doubles the recycling capacity of this program. Congratulations to local environmentalists and Chicago's Department of Environment! I would recommend sending out an email to the city's DOE thanking them and giving continued support for their efforts!

Blue Cart Program