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MarketMaker Website Helps Buyers in Search of Safe Tomatoes

Posted by Ron Wolford -

A recent national Salmonella outbreak in some tomato varieties has sent grocery stores, restaurants and tomato product producers scrambling to find sources. One place they've been able to connect with tomato growers is through the MarketMaker website . "The local tom...

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Home Depot Will Recycle Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Home Depot will announce today that it will allow people to return old compact fluorescent bulbs to all of its stores in the United States. The creation of this recycling program for the bulbs was instigated by the concern about mercury in compact fluorescent bulbs....

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Kids Reading

Read Green, Live Green Summer Reading Program

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Chicago Public Library in partnership with Garfield Park Conservatory is sponsoring the Read Green, Live Green Summer Reading Program . Children ages three to fourteen are invited to explore the environment....

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One Planet-Ours! Exhibit at U.S. Botanic Garden

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The United States Botanic Garden 's summer exhibition-May 24-October 13- will focus on sustainability - not only how it applies to gardens and the landscape, but also how each of us and our communities can live for tomorrow, as well as for today. 'One Planet - Ours! Sustainabi...

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Where to Recycle Your Stuff

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The Chicago Recycling Coalition provides an excellent list of places to recycle or find ways to reuse everything from books to tires. For More Information >>>...

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Getting Green Things Done With City Government Workshop

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Chicago Civics 101: Getting (Green) Things Done with City Government A political education and organizing workshop Saturday, June 28 10AM - 1PM Chicago Center for Green Technology :...

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Chicago Park

Chicago Park District Limits Pesticide Use

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Each spring, park patrons may see dandelions growing in their neighborhood parks throughout Chicago, signifying a healthy, chemical-free park. The Chicago Park District is partnering with the Department of Environmen...

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Going Green in the Garden

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Sandra Mason, a University of Illinois Horticulture Educator offers a number of great tips for "going green" in the garden. For More Information >>>...

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David Mosena: Smart Home Interview

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Watch an interview about the Smart Home with David Mosena, CEO and president of the Museum of Science and Industry ....

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Biodiversity Project Job Openings

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Hello! The Biodiversity Project, now located in Chicago Illinois, is hiring. Please find attached the three job postings. The job titles and job descriptions are: Director of Communications Great Lakes Program Manager...

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Arctic Ice

Arctic Sea Ice Loss

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David Lawrence, a National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist, authored a study that indicates that increased Arctic sea ice loss might triple the rate of warming over Canada, Russia and Alaska and cause permafrost thawing. For More In...

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Mother and child gardening

New Learning Garden Forum Web Site

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

I recently discovered this excellent Web site. Please consider sharing your resources at GardenABCs.com Also, please notify your constituents of this wonderful resource. Anne Nagro was kind enough to add the GreenNet website link on this site, under partners. Thanks Anne. A new, locally produced Web site is up and running that encourages edu...

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Rain Barrel Resources

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

Greenmaker Building Supply (Available at store) www.greenmakersupply.com Price: $75.00 + 10% discount to folks who say "the City sent me!" 866.702.7500 2500 N. Pulaski Road Chicago, IL 60639 Lake Street Landscape Supply (Phone order only) www.lakestreetlandscapesupply...

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Chicago Rain Barrel Sale

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Dear Chicagoans, The next opportunity to purchase a discounted ($40) Chicago Rain Barrel is coming up! City of Chicago's Environmental Resource Event Saturday, June 21, 2008 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. U.S. Cellular Field 333 W. 35th Street (Event entrance on 35th St.) Chicago, IL Drop-off your: - old or unused prescription & non-prescription me...

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Earth

Discovey Home Channel Becomes Planet Green

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Discovery Home Channel has become the only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network. Planet Green will provide solutions and tips to making life greener. For More Information >>>...

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