At Navy Pier this weekend is the annual Green Festival http://www.greenfestivals.org/. If you are looking for more ideas to green your home and life, this is the place to be. Eco speakers, music, samples, coupons, food, home products, clothing, books, you name it, will be there. And if you visit the Drive Less Live More website http://www.drivelesslivemore.com/default.aspx, you can sign up for a free ticket.
It is that time of year: sun, fun and fresh fruits and veggies. Try to think local and support the farmers in your area by going to farmer’s markets or buying directly from the farm. But you can also have a mini-farm in your home as well. I live in a 3rd story walk up and I grow lots of veggies and fruit year round. You can too. This article has great tips for a beginner home farmer. Your produce tastes even better when you put in the so called “fruits of your labor”. http://www.organicvalley.coop/farm-friends/moo/glorias-garden
I wanted to share the link to this NPR series, Re-Envisioning Electricity In The U.S.. Thought this was worth checking out.