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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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    Marching on!

    Yesterday was such an amazing day! The weather was perfect and the crowd of 250,000 was peaceful, respectful and powerful. When we got home and saw the images from marches around the world we were blown away. We’re ready to keep the momentum going. My daughter asked if there was another …

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    Sustainable Inspiration

    My home renovation is slow going, but that doesn’t mean it’s not always on my mind. I find myself spending  a lot of time ogling sustainable/LEED/green homes on the internet to fuel the fire of motivation. Lately, since I’ve had some extra free time, I’ve been looking for inspiration for my …

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    Green City Market is closed on 3/14

    But, on March 21, they will be offering a gardening workshop with Jeanne Nolan, founder of the edible business The Organic Gardener and author of the book From the Ground Up. I’ve mostly given up on having a garden in my backyard thanks to all the squirrels and cats, but …

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    Happening this weekend

    I wanted to point out that the Oak Park based One Earth Film Festival is having it’s 4th annual event this weekend in the Chicago area. The festival showcases films and discussions around climate change, sustainability, and the power of human involvement. After the screenings audiences can participate in interactive …

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    Secondhand Sustainability

    I mentioned my air conditioner search to a few people while I was in the midst of hunting one down. Whenever I brought up that I was looking on craigslist I could literally see people taken aback by it. “Why would someone be getting rid of an air conditioner?” was …

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