A 300-space, heated indoor bicycle parking facility providing lockers, showers, a snack bar with outdoor summer seating, bike repair, bike rental and other amenities designed to encourage biking to the park and other downtown locations. Located at
There are always treats in the New York Times Thursday House & Home section; the latest offering is a new green renovation in Chicago for artists Frances Whitehead and James Elniski, designed by William James. It
Amazingly this is the third year in a row that we have posted on the fantastic summer workshop run by Peter Nicholson's Foresight Design Initiative. In 2006 and 2007 we recommended taking a summer break in Chicago to be inspired, invigorated and
It looks like a field of wildflowers, which it is (was...) It was commissioned for Grant Park in Chicago in 1984 and created and planted by the Texan artist Chapman Kelly. The work, called "Wildflower Works", was a 1.5 acre field of rare
Although we discussed numerous times before that materialism doesn't buy happiness, most of these studies have been looking at adults. This one observed kids. It found raising a kid's self esteem reduced their longing for the perceived security of
"Maria Simmons, RD, LDN, is no hippie. In fact, until a couple of years ago, she knew nothing about developing sustainable food programs and eco-design. Yet today, Simmons runs a nearly all-organic hospital foodservice program [...] and she's not alone;
We showed the Factor 10 House, "so called because it reduces the environmental impact of the average American home by a factor of 10." We show it again because it has held up really well- logical, carefully thought out choices that have not been
Despite the green merits and stress-free nature of train travel relative to flying or driving, Americans have been slow to abandon their "homes on wheels," and seem content to tolerate an increasingly unpleasant air travel experience. Not that we
It's the Chicago way: to avoid paying Chicago's new nickel-a-container tax on bottled water, make the switch to Chicago tap water and get hold of one of the City-offered stainless drinking bottles. Wean yourself from plastic bottles, and City expenses
We couldn’t make it to the annual GreenBuild conference and expo in Chicago this year, but it looks like it is and probably was a great session. Including a panel dicussion on one of our favourite topics: environmental life cycle declarations. You know
TreeHugger is quite aware that we as a society can't sit back and shop our way to global sustainability; while buying greener products is a step in the right direction, it's not a cure-all or a behavior to engage in blindly, while writing off our other
That's what a lot of Great Lakes states and provinces are saying; as John noted earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson from New Mexico said "States like Wisconsin are awash in water" and wants some.
Trucks laden with Fiji water may not be so welcome in Chicago; according to USA Today, "Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has endorsed a proposal to add a 10-cent tax to each bottle, which would bring the city about $21 million a year.
While shopping online is fun and convenient sometimes you just want to feel that soft bamboo t-shirt or try on that hemp silk dress before you buy. Jessa Brinkmeyer, seeing the demand for more hands-on eco-fashion in the relatively green city of
The questionably named Indiana Department of Environmental Management, which should be still smarting from its BP Whiting Refinery scandal (TreeHugger here and here) is handing out permits to pollute again, this time to US
Designer Trevor O'Neil took advantage of a building being gutted next door to salvage a bunch of materials into a pretty interesting collection of furniture. Not least of these is this funky, ultra-modern couch made from salvaged cork; we love that