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It's (usually?!?) a long, cold Winter in Chicago, which typically means anyone eating local in these parts is full-up on root vegetables by now (or enjoying a preserved bounty from the backyard harvests of seasons past). But -- it's just about seed-starting time again: great news for foodies and green eating fans. The Chicago Center for Green Technology offers seminars in its Winter/Spring catalog that just might help you get a jump on planning your edible garden this year, and River Forest Library hosts a Winter Gardening workshop at the end of February. Don't wait a moment longer to learn about sustainable eating; we'll give you the skinny on greener food, CSA's (community supported agriculture), and local vs. organic eating.
Is the Earth Full?
Environmental entrepreneur and author Paul Gilding claims climate change has put us on the verge of a major global disruption that will bring massive behavioral and system shifts. "We either allow collapse to overtake us or develop a new sustainable economic model. We will choose the latter. We may be slow, but we’re not stupid.”
Sharing Makes a Village Greener!
We’re doing all we can to share what we know about local resources that help you find and fuel your greener life, but what will really make our village greener is lots of input from users like you who want to help others live more greenly by sharing tips, resources, information sources, and more.
We believe in a well-organized, collective trove of the best ways to better streamline our households, offices, schools, and lifestyles – because it takes a Village (and the power of its members working from the inside) to undertake a job like making our world a safer, healthier place for the long term.
As the saying goes, none of us is as smart as all of us.
Here’s how you can start sharing now.
- Share your great green finds – especially local ones, but also “everywhere” (online) ones.
- Rate and review any existing listing.
Learn About Green Living Without Being Overwhelmed
Finding information and resources for more sustainable living can be overwhelming. The Village Greener strives to vet and collect the best, most reliable information for you on everything from greening your household to greening your travel, and everything in-between.
With well-researched, straightforward, dependable information in a wide range of categories -- and a focus on both online and (whenever possible) local resources -- The Village Greener aims to arm you with the information you need to start making the everyday decisions that find and fuel your greener life.
And by the way, much of the information you’ll find here comes from submissions that are shared and collected from other users in your very own community, who want to see and help your very same village become greener.
And because everything selected for publication at The Village Greener meets our publishing criteria, you’ll save time and sanity in pinpointing the right information and resources for your needs.
Start learning now!
Do Something To Find and Fuel Your Greener Life.
Sometimes in the course of deciding to live more greenly – wherever you are on that continuum – you feel like you’ve done the research, learned about the given topic, been hit by a million “10 Things To Do” lists along the way, and are finally just ready to do something about it.
Whether being ready means buying something, making something, getting something, or giving something -- The Village Greener aims to make “that thing” easier for you to do. We’ve collected lots of input from users in your very same Village, come up with some solid “somethings” of our own, and created a well-researched, vetted, reliable directory of product and service providers that is locally sourced whenever possible.
Much of what you see at The Village Greener has been submitted by users in your very same community, and is always selected for publication only when meets our publishing criteria, so you’ll save time and energy in uncovering the right resources.
Start DOING something now!