Category: Daily Living Tips

Chicago March Green Scene Calendar & Whole Foods Chicago Green Giveaway!

Chicago March Green Scene Calendar & Whole Foods Chicago Green Giveaway!
Spring is so close I can taste it…and this month’s busy Green Scene Calendar definitely reflects the upcoming and much anticipated thaw-out! There are some great events this month that will make it very easy to come out of hibernation…From networking opportunities to the 3-day Family Farmed Expo, there is something for everyone (and every... Read more »

February Green Scene Calendar

February Green Scene Calendar
Here is your February Green Scene Calendar –  February Green Scene Calendar.pdf.  Two events that I wanted to point out this month are the “Moms on a Mission” lunch at The Academy for Global Citizenship and the Beyond Solar fundraiser. You can view the “Moms on a Mission” invite here – AGC MOM INVITE.pdf. I organized... Read more »

Nominate Your Green Hero!

Nominate Your Green Hero!
I was so excited when I learned about this contest sponsored by the paper goods company Marcal Small Steps, where you get to nominate your local green hero. And then I was even more thrilled when they asked me to be a judge! There are so many green heroes among us who don’t get the... Read more »
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10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween!

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween!
Oh how I love Halloween – the holiday that brings back such good memories of being a kid and getting all excited about my costume (well maybe that didn’t exactly end when I was a kid), dumping my bag at the end of a good trick or treating run and comparing my stock to my... Read more »

October Green Scene Calendar

October Green Scene Calendar
I can’t believe it is October already…and though I am mourning the loss of summer, I am celebrating what the fall harvest brings – and this month it is bringing a lot of fun, inspired and educational green events to Chicagoland.  You can go on a chicken coop tour throughout Chicago, have dinner with your... Read more »

The Dirt on Conventional Toxic Cleaning Supplies

The Dirt on Conventional Toxic Cleaning Supplies
Being the resident “greenie” amongst my family and friends, people are constantly asking me about cleaning supplies – which ones I use, why I don’t use certain brands, and which eco-friendly brands actually work. I actually credit the switch to eco-friendly cleaning supplies as being one of the most eye-opening and pivotal experiences on my... Read more »
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Green, White and Blue - 10 Ways to Green Your 4th of July BBQ!

Green, White and Blue - 10 Ways to Green Your 4th of July BBQ!
1. Think reusable instead of disposable. Opt for reusable plates, cups and silverware. If you must use disposable, choose the brands that have less of an impact on the planet. There are a number of options these days for disposables that are made from renewable materials instead of plastic that will actually biodegrade or are... Read more »

Chicago Green Scene - Help Chicago Get Clean and Green at Living La Vida Verde!

Chicago Green Scene - Help Chicago Get Clean and Green at Living La Vida Verde!
SEE THE SLIDESHOW BELOW FOR A RECAP  OF THE DAY’S PARTICIPANTS AND EVENTS!  Thank you Greenheart for organizing a wonderful event  and helping Chicago(ans) get green & clean!  It was an extremely positive, uplifting and educational day!!! Greenheart is hosting Living La Vida Verde, this Saturday, June 19th from 10am until 9pm. They have scheduled a... Read more »

Chicago Green Girl on Green is Universal with Ginger Zee this Saturday!

I am very proud to be a Chicagoan and love my city for a million reasons (winter aside) and since I started my green business & blog I am constantly finding even more reasons to be proud of the place I live and the people that reside in it. Yes, we have a lot of... Read more »
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Living Green in Lincoln Park Forum this Sunday!

I am thrilled to be a part of a great event this Sunday (5/16), The Living Green in Lincoln Park Residents Forum. It is from 1:30pm until 3:30pm at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr.). This event is free for all Lincoln Park residents, there will also be complimentary snacks and beverages... Read more »