General Mills Drops GMOs from Cheerios
General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal. Read the complete story here.
World Health Organization Confirms That Air Pollution Causes Cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a consultation by an expert panel organized by IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, which is based in Lyon, France. Read the full article here.
City of Chicago to Sponsor a Sustainable Backyards Workshop on March 15th
Learn how to make your back, front or side yard more sustainable! This workshop will give you the knowledge you need to get started on making your yard a more sustainable and beautiful place using elements such as native plants, trees, compost bins, rain barrels, and rain gardens. Read more here.
Nicor Offers Free Kit to Save Energy and Water
Looking for ways to reduce your energy and water use? The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program is offering a FREE energy-saving kit to each Nicor Gas customer household. Sign up here.
Composting Can Reduce Your Trash Volume and Improve Your Garden
More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste (MSW). In 2010 alone, more than 34 million tons of food waste was generated, with only three percent diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Interested? The EPA has lots of information here.
Local Chiropractor Warns You to Check That “Natural” Label
Local Chiropractor Dr Vic Manzo wants you to make sure you know what’s in those foods labeled “Natural”. Read his blog in the LaGrange Patch here.
Dupage County Forest Preserve Hosts Green Activities
Learn about using a compass or a bow and arrow, and how to spot birds - these are just some of the programs being offered by the Dupage County Forest Preserve. Check out all the activities here.
How Big is YOUR Energy Footprint?
Have you ever wondered how your house stacks up against others? EnergyImpactIllinois has put together a simple way to find out here. Just type in your address to learn how your gas and electricity use rates compare on a square foot basis to others in your area. The site also has links to resources for steps you can take to reduce usage.
Local Resident Seeks LEED Certification for New Home
The Lewendowski family decided they wanted to build a LEED certified home - the first in La Grange. It’s been a long, strange trip, but it’s happening! You can read about their plans and progress to date on their blog.
EPA Site Provides Resources for Living Green
Our actions impact the environment. Today we realize that each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. We all need to take ownership of environmental protection. EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint. Learn more at EPA's Sustainability site.
Our interactive blog for assessing the science behind the debate. Current resources for Climate Modeling, Alternative Energy Options, and Green Economics - links to current work that tries to set the record straight.