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Freeze your fruit

I’ve been a vegan for a few years now, but it wasn’t until just a few weeks ago that I really started playing around with making nice cream. You’ve heard of nice cream, right? It’s a magical, healthy and indulgent dessert that’s made of fruit. The base is banana, then …

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Volunteer...

Despite the fact that we’re in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, many places could use your volunteer help now…

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Nashville...

My friend Laurie had a film accepted into the Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN and asked me and Stella…

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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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    Buy Bulk

    Buying from bulk bins is one of the best ways to manage a sustainable lifestyle. Try to bypass the plastic bags and containers that stores offer when buying in bulk and bring your own reusable containers or bags. You may need to stop at customer service first but BYO (bringing …

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    Make Your Own Yogurt

    Do you love yogurt but hate plastic? I know I do! My new years resolution was to stop bringing plastic into the house…it seems impossible since it’s used to package everything and it’s a shame that yogurt is practically a packaging monster. I decided to try making my own not …