Social Justice

Climate change is threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point.

Mexico City is not unlike Chicagoland. It is a city of neighborhoods and suburbs and houses roughly 21 million people (Chicagoland is actually roughly 10 million). They have a democratic government, elect officials to take care of their constituents, which includes providing schooling, police, and municipal amenities like: clean drinking water. In the Chicagoland region …

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Simple Tips (& Why) to Green Your Holidays!

Stores staying open all day on Thanksgiving, Black Friday hype, Christmas ads already blaring… enough! It’s STRESSING me out! And that is not healthy. I want to relax and enjoy quality time with my family and friends. And I want the experiences to be healthy for me, them and light on environmental impact. Two things …

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2 World Leaders #ActOnClimate

Woke up to hopeful news this morning! U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping coming to agreement to #ActOnClimate Change. Under this new deal, the U.S. would cut its 2005 CO2 emissions by 26-28% before 2025 and China will aim to get 20% of its energy from clean (zero-emission) sources by 2030. The U.S. …

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Sustainability Tips for Teachers

Being a teacher myself, I know that none of us have the summer off. We spend the summers planning for the next year. If you have been toying with bringing more sustainability into your classroom, check out these helpful tips http://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-school-teachers.html. I might also suggest thinking about a service learning project as well. That will …

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