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Iowa to Store Wind Energy Underground

Wind is the fastest growing energy source in the United States. Over the last five years, wind energy output has increased tenfold. Unlike most other forms of energy used to produce electricity, wind is a variable energy source. Wind energy...

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That’s Chicken Sh*&!: A Proposal to Ban Egg-Laying Hens in Chicago

Guest article by Jesse Rutschman and Anna Barnes When I was growing up in Pilsen, it was common to see hens clucking around the neighbors' front yards. Though the agrarian fantasy to convert Chicago into one big urban farm may...

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Firebelly Holiday Art Market

what: Firebelly Holiday Art Market when: Saturday, December 15, 2007, 11am–5pm where: 2701 W Thomas, 2nd Floor, Chicago IL 60622 Located on the Southwest corner of Thomas St and Washtenaw Ave in Humboldt Park, near CTA Bus: 70 Division or...

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Chicago's WorldChanging November 2007

There’s a lot happening on the WorldChanging Chicago scene starting this weekend and running all through next week: Saturday, November 3rd is the National Day of Climate Action and Step It Up 2007. Bringing citizens together and calling upon local...

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Parking Spots and Elevated Parks

September 21st was National Park(ing) Day and Chicago had two groups participating in the event. On Friday, a park was created by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) who played a crucial role in over a dozen cities nationwide and...


EcoModa: The Sustainable Fashion Showcase

In pursuit of an eco-friendly life, many people are examining energy use, food cultivation and our resource consumption. EcoModa: The Sustainable Fashion Showcase reminds us that environmentally smart options can be right under our noses. EcoModa is part of Sustainable...

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The Future of Mass Transit in Illinois

I like to look at the Chicago landscape as an RTA web where two dollars allows me to navigate through the city on speedy trains and rumbling buses. The reality, unfortunately, is that our beloved public transportation system is aging...

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E-Waste Detox

Having recently moved to Chicago, I feel especially lucky to live in a big city that cares so much about its environmental image. Blue bins are moving into neighborhoods, our mayor has declared major green goals, and Fast Company has...


Block Parties and the Hyperlocal Urban Dweller

As Chicago winds down another season of fun-filled street fests, it's worth noting that there's more to the concept than simply shopping for crafts and enjoying live music. National Night Out was August 7, and for those who missed it...


A Quiet Future on the Finnish Archipelago

Last month I traveled to Finland, and my visit happened to coincide with the country’s grand Midsummer holiday. Hopscotching around the country for the better part of a week, I eventually ended up attending a small, intimate dinner party at...