Category: Green

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 »

Chicago Green Girl on NBC with Ginger Zee Tomorrow & Green Scene This Weekend!

Chicago Green Girl on NBC with Ginger Zee Tomorrow & Green Scene This Weekend!
I am very excited to announce that I will be on the NBC News with Ginger Zee tomorrow morning (2/26) during the 9am local Chicago broadcast. I will be discussing greenwashing and what to look for when purchasing products that truly are good for the environment, safe and non-toxic. I also intend to elaborate on certain... 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 »
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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 »

Green Spotlight On...The Academy for Global Citizenship

Green Spotlight On...The Academy for Global Citizenship
I had the enormous pleasure of meeting Sarah Elizabeth Ippel last Spring at Chicago Magazine’s Green Awards Ceremony, where she was honored for starting The Academy for Global Citizenship, a Chicago Public Charter School located on the Southwest side. She very kindly invited me to the school for a visit, which I was finally able... Read more »

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 »
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Chicago Green Scene - Global Grazing Fundraiser this Monday for The Academy for Global Citizenship!

Chicago Green Scene - Global Grazing Fundraiser this Monday for The Academy for Global Citizenship!
I don’t normally write separate blog posts to highlight Chicago Green Scene events, but this one deserves a post all on its own! The Academy for Global Citizenship (a Chicago public contract school) is hosting a fundraiser this Monday, October 11th called Global Grazing. They were able to organize this event in record time thanks... 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 »

September Chicago Green Scene Calendar

September Chicago Green Scene Calendar
Fall is almost here, and the change of weather brings some really great events focused on taking advantage of the end of the season and embracing new ways to live clean & green. Check out all of the wonderful happenings in and around Chicago here –  September Chicago Green Scene Calendar.pdf. You can also learn... Read more »
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August Green Scene Calendar

August Green Scene Calendar
Even though the months of summer are very quickly (and very sadly) passing on us, there is definitely no shortage of great eco-focused events in August. From important fundraisers to the widely attended Veggie Fest in Naperville, there are some wonderful ways to spend your time giving to a good cause while learning how to... Read more »