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Ground Control

This place is a great combination of some of my favorite things, sci-fi themed, vegan food and arcade games. Though it’s been at its location for about 6 years, I just heard about it within the last month. I hadn’t seen my friend Laurie in a while so we decided to …

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Mostly raw vegan sushi...

A few years ago we took a spring break vacation to Arizona and Utah to view some canyons and historical…

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Safari Lake Geneva...

If you live in the Chicago area and you find yourself looking for a fun day-trip you might want to…

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    Chicago Company Pushes Biodegradable Plastic Bags

    I’m no fan of plastic, when there’s a giant island of it floating in the pacific ocean. Who would be? We have yet to come up with an effective way of getting rid of the stuff and as a result it ends up clogging waterways, floating through the air like …

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    Chicago Trees Need Your Help in Summer Drought!

    It’s been a scorcher of a summer and the trees in the Chicago Parks could really use some help. Friends of the Park is hoping that you can help save some on the 10,000 young trees that have been planted over the last 3 years. These trees need to be …

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    Reusable Lunch Containers

    School is still a couple of months away but I’ve already begun doing some research in reusable lunch options. I want to say no to disposable plastic. I’m thinking it’s a good idea to start the search early, I can peruse the variety of products that are out there and …

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    49th Ward Green Corps

    Do you know what kind of green initiatives are going on in your neighborhood? I have to admit that I’m still learning much about what’s happening in my community but that’s what brought me to starting this site. It’s not easy to stay in touch when you’re super busy and …

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    Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program

    The City of Chicago has what looks like an amazing program to help you maintain a sustainable yard. They offer residents up to 50% back on local purchases of trees, native plants, compost bins and rain barrels (up to certain amounts). See the website for downloadable rebate forms, participating garden …

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