Tag: Chicago Green Girl

10 Easy Ways To Make Earth Day Every Day!

10 Easy Ways To Make Earth Day Every Day!
I love Earth Day…obviously. I think it is a wonderful day that encourages more people to think about more about what they can do to help the planet. The problem is a lot of people stop and pause on that topic ON Earth Day, when really you should be thinking what you can do for... 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 »

Why You Should Eat Organic...And a Door to Door Organics Produce Box Giveaway!

Why You Should Eat Organic...And a Door to Door Organics Produce Box Giveaway!
When embarking on the journey to green my life, it was only natural that I began to research eating organic vs. non-organic. I was especially concerned about what I was feeding my son, and wanted to know if and why it was necessary for me to feed him organic foods. Often times organic food can... Read more »
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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 »

Easy Green New Year's Resolutions & January Green Scene Calendar

Easy Green New Year's Resolutions & January Green Scene Calendar
Happy New Year! I try to make simple resolutions every year that I can stick to, which isn’t always easy. I thought I would help the process for those of you that haven’t settled on your resolutions by offering some simple ones that are easy to commit to, all while helping the planet!  EASY, GREEN... Read more »
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Easy Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving!

Easy Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving!
When I think of Thanksgiving I think of food. LOTS and LOTS of food. But nowadays the greenie in me tends to look around after large dinners like Thanksgiving and think about the mass amount of waste created. And my family is just one of millions celebrating this holiday! According to Earth911.com, our household waste... 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 »