Tag: City Life

Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville

Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville
  Chicago Bears, Charles (Peanut) Tillman and Johnny Knox team up with TRC Bronzeville Green to beautify the neighborhood A few weeks ago Lowes, the home improvement giant, teamed up with the Chicago Bears to sponsor a vote for your favorite not for profit to beautify your neighborhood.  As soon as I received the “vote for us” request... Read more »

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green
Public Transit for All Everyone in Chicago wants access to the Lakefront.  Parts of Bronzeville are fortunate to be within walking distance of the Great Michigan but most of us in Chicago’s south side community of Bronzeville are not so lucky. The rest of the City doesn’t have it easy and they want to get there... Read more »

Green Acres is the Place for Me

  Green Acres was a TV sit-com about Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert), an  accomplished and erudite New York City attorney, acting on his dream to be a  farmer, and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor), his glamorous, bejeweled Hungarian wife,  dragged unwillingly from the privileged city life she adored to a ramshackle farm. At the prospect... Read more »
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Eric Cantor and the Chicago School of Economics or shall we say Disaster Capitalism Courtesy of Naomi Kline

This blog certainly is not about sustainability in Bronzeville. Sorry, but I couldn’t sit still this morning until I wrote and posted it. I am absolutely shaking in my undies with outrage. I received an email this morning from CREDO action. Below are the first few lines of the communiqué. Vermont is under water. New... Read more »

No Fish Allowed

No Fish Allowed
  Headline: Aquaponic farming operations taking root May 25, 2011|By Christopher Weber, Special to the Tribune Not so fast. That was last May and aquaponics farming doesn’t seem to be any closer to becoming reality.  There are a number of Chicagoans including the Plant, 312, Greens and Gills and a couple right here in Bronzeville,  along with... Read more »

Legacy = Sustainability

According to Merriam Webster legacy is defined as something  transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.  Of course most of us consider the  following definition when we hear the word, a gift by will especially of money or other personal property: bequest.  There are some women in and around... Read more »
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Home for us is Bronzeville

Home for us is Bronzeville
The composite photo on this blog represents the past, the present and something of the future for Bronzeville. Russell Lee captured the look and feel of Chicago’s Bronzeville in the 1941 photograph known as Negro Boys on Easter Morning. We caught a bit of Bronzeville spirit in the Time to Unite mural adorning the walls... Read more »

OMG(reen)! or Americans Oh More Greedy

Who: I’m a new kid on the blogger block. What:  One of the requirements of blogging it seems, is to find categories in which to place your words of wisdom.  I thought how tough could that be?  So I checked out the available categories on ChicagoNow.   I want to make sure I get this right.... Read more »