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Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

Can you do without plastic bags? Brandi Jeter, Sharon Rowley, Beth Engelman and Amanda Rodriguez, sit down with iVillage.com's Kelly Wallace for a friendly discussion about plastic bags and if there is a way to...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

16-year-old researcher Sara Volz is working in an Air Force Academy lab to extract fuel from algae. Sara hopes her work will eventually lead to a sustainable means for producing bio fuels.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Canned foods are good for you and for the environment and it's making a comeback. The old-fashioned trend is one that could help save you money, eat healthier and make help reduce environmental waste.

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

A Chicago Heights company produces silica, and tires with silica in them help cars get more bang for the buck and help save the planet at the same time.

Friday, Nov 18, 2011

Aquaponics Turns Waste into Resources

Aquaponics Turns Waste into Resources

The ancient tradition of aquaponics could be the solution to a global issue.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011

Recycling For Rewards

Recycling For Rewards

This mom paid for her 2-week long getaway to Italy simply by recycling! Learn how you can grab cash the green way.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011

Urban Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty

Urban Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty

The Chicago Lights Urban Farm empowers youth and community residents in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood to have increased economic opportunities through access to organic produce, nutritional education,...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

How to Put "Green" Into the Holidays

How to Put "Green" Into the Holidays

A lot of people find ways to go green around the house and office, but thinking about the environment around the holidays can be more of a challenge.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

7 Ways to Go Green With Your Pet

7 Ways to Go Green With Your Pet

Friday, Dec 10, 2010

Eco Fashion with Maria Cornejo

Eco Fashion with Maria Cornejo

Maria Cornejo was honored for her commitment to earth-friendly design -- a fitting tribute for a woman focused on keeping as much design as she can within peoples' hands. While she insists that it's...

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Board of Ed to Vote on New CPS Budget Wednesday

Board of Ed to Vote on New CPS Budget Wednesday

Education leaders are set to vote on a new budget for Chicago Public Schools Wednesday, and while officials claim the budget is “balanced,” a key watchdog group has blasted the spending plan.

Pearl Jam Stops Mid-Song, Ejects Fan at Wrigley Field

Pearl Jam Stops Mid-Song, Ejects Fan at Wrigley Field

Perhaps he seemd to recognize his face when Pearl Jam frontman and Evanston native Eddie Vedder stopped mid-song at Monday night’s concert at Wrigley Field to teach an apparently unruly fan a lesson in...

Showers and Storms Make for Wet Wednesday in Chicago Area

Showers and Storms Make for Wet Wednesday in Chicago Area

After days of sunshine and mild temps, Wednesday will mark the return of stormy and muggy weather in the Chicago area.

Police Respond to Trump's Claim About Chicago's Violence

Police Respond to Trump's Claim About Chicago's Violence

The Chicago Police Department on Tuesday denied Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that he met with a "top" Chicago officer and argued the city's violence would not be solved with "tough...

'Town Isn't Here Anymore': Dozens Dead in Italy Quake

'Town Isn't Here Anymore': Dozens Dead in Italy Quake

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes as residents slept and killing at least 38 people, NBC News reported. The strong tremor hit around 3:30 a.m.

Heartbreak, Anger as Investigation Into Fatal Fire Continues

Heartbreak, Anger as Investigation Into Fatal Fire Continues

Four people were killed, three of whom were children, in an extra-alarm fire in a South Side apartment complex early Tuesday morning.