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Super Bowl Power Outage- Who’s to Blame?

Super Bowl Power Outage- Who’s to Blame?

Hundreds of millions were literally left in the dark last night when the power went out three quarters into the Superbowl XLVII.  The Baltimore Ravens were leading 28 to 6. All the sudden – lights out. Dismayed viewers, attendees and players tried to pass the time for thirty-four minutes until the power came back on. […]

Wasteful Packaging in the United States

Wasteful Packaging in the United States

As consumers we are constantly buying—whether it’s a morning Starbucks latte or that very necessary late afternoon pick-me-up in the form of a Red Bull. All of the wasteful packaging that goes into products similar to these is hard to ignore, especially at the grocery store where you’ll find individually packaged sweets and containers galore! […]

Winter Heat Wave, Sponsored by Global Warming?

Take a Second to Reflect on Global Warming During this Winter Heat Wave

It’s difficult for many of us to wrap our heads around, but it is 60 degrees in Chicago today. That’s right, 60 degrees in Chicago, in January. While it’s very hard to complain over this heat wave, let’s not forget that this is what global warming looks like. Recent studies have shown that the extreme […]

U.S. Colleges Setting Great Examples in Sustainability

U.S. Colleges Set Great Examples in Sustainability

College campuses are often the breeding grounds for great ideas and movements, including the green movement. Many universities throughout the United States are taking the initiative to lessen their carbon footprint by reducing energy use and waste. According to the annual College Sustainability Report which assesses two hundred universities receiving the largest endowment assets, two […]

Go Green with Chicago Mass Transit

Go Green with Chicago Mass Transit

Kudos, if you are one of the millions utilizing the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) day to day. As of April 2011, the CTA boasts the nation’s 2nd largest public transportation system. While admittedly, riding the CTA can be a less than pleasurable experience from time to time, you can feel better about yourself for contributing […]

5 Smart Phone Apps to Help You Live Greener this Year

5 Apps to Help You Live Greener this Year

Did you make any resolutions this year to be more environmentally conscious? It’s easier than you think. Whether you are looking to eat organically, reduce your carbon footprint or educate yourself to make smarter life choices, the answers can be found on your smart phone. That’s right- here are 5 apps to help you live […]

Save Energy (and Money) this Winter with these 4 Tricks

Save Energy (and Money) this Winter with these 4 Tricks

Just because temperatures are super low outside doesn’t mean your energy bill has to be super high. There are many ways you can keep energy costs in check while staying warm this winter. Take a look at four tried and true methods you can implement in your home this weekend to save energy and money […]