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Musician inspired by Standing Rock movement

Musician inspired by Standing Rock movement

When Chicago musician Adam Gottlieb packed his guitar into a van filled with food and winter gear to embark on a 900 mile October trip from Rogers Park to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he was going to lend his support to the Sioux people gathered to oppose the construction of an oil […]

Museum exhibit showcase environmental activism, artistry

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Museum exhibit showcase environmental activism, artistry

  Terry Evans still remembers the day when she saw a woman’s hand turning “greasy black” after wiping her car. Evans, a photographer and visual artist, reflected on that day from two years ago and how it changed her personally. She became an activist fighting pollution and petcoke, a grimy byproduct of steel-making that’s still […]

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From Green to Gold: Sustainable Efforts at Columbia

  Columbia College Chicago on Oct. 23 won the Gold Level 2014 Campus Sustainability Compact Award, which recognized college campus efforts to integrate sustainability practices and meet established environmental goals. Seven other Illinois colleges were also awarded gold, silver and bronze level awards from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a part of the Prairie Research […]

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Opinion: Earth Day Thoughts, Who, Me?

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Opinion: Earth Day Thoughts, Who, Me?

Earth Day is April 22nd. Mary Hansen of Citizens Climate Lobby shares some thoughts about water and our environment. We all know that California is in a world of hurt with a lack of snow and rainfall for the past three years from articles in the Tribune and elsewhere. This winter yielded only 5% of […]

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Pivot Media free 24-hour of media for Earth Day

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Pivot Media free 24-hour of media for Earth Day

Are you stuck in class or at work,  and can’t get out and do something for Earth Day? Pivot-participant media is going to stream 24-hours of shows for its  “Earth Day” marathon of environmentally focused programs about our precious planet. Starting at 5:00am, the day will be filled with captivating shows and documentaries on the Earth. […]

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Jenny Kendler Brings Environmental Activism to DePaul Art Museum’s “Rooted in Soil” Exibition

With the pop of a balloon, thousands of milkweed seeds were released into the air on Saturday in hopes of producing more milkweed plants to sustain the dwindling population of monarch butterflies. Chicago artist and activist Jenny Kendler stood outside the DePaul Art Museum alongside a silver hotdog cart, handing out biodegradable balloons to passers-by. […]

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Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

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Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

Andrea Crary watched as a volunteer harvested chard from the aquaponic farm in the darkened basement of The Plant, located in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Alongside the vegetables, tilapia swam lazily in cloudy tanks. Crary said aquaponic farming uses no soil; instead, chard, kale and chili peppers are growing organically in water from […]

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