Winnetka Students Have Ideas to Save the Planet

Do you feel wasteful throwing away wrapping paper? Do you despise gift wrapping, with the tape crumples and disappearing scissors? Well does Skokie School sixth-grader Jonny Ornstein have the answer for you. Introducing Vrapper, a new way to wrap using reusable fabric lined with velcro strips.  “You can unattach it and reuse it,” Ornstein explained, […]

27 Ways to Go Green and Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

March in Chicago might be all about the St. Paddy’s Day green, but we’re taking some liberties and adding eco-conscious ways you can go “green” this month too. The parades are canceled (though in a surprise move the city still dyed the Chicago River its signature St. Patrick’s Day green!) but there are still plenty […]

9 Easy Ways to Go Green Right Now — And Save Some Money

Some eco-friendly habits require a big investment, like installing solar-panels on your roof or trading in your car for an electric vehicle. But, there are plenty of simple habits that we can easily implement to start living greener today. Here are nine easy ways to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle right now. 1. Try a […]

The Light Bulb Law: What You Need to Know

As the world is making strides in being more eco-friendly, the light bulbs that Thomas Edison once gave us are becoming a thing of the past. Starting January 1, 2012 all light bulbs in the U.S. must be at least 25% more efficient, and have labels on both sides of their packaging that explain the […]