Category: Actions

The time is now for climate action. We need you!

After experiencing the warmest summer on record, now is the perfect time to get active in our fight against the climate crisis. Get active with Climate Reality Chicago Metro!

Ms. Linton Goes to Springfield

Ms. Linton Goes to Springfield April 28, 2023 I had not been to Environmental Lobby Day in Springfield since just before the pandemic. And I do mean “just.” The last Illinois Environmental Council sponsored lobby day we went to was on March 4, 2020, and within weeks all hell broke loose in New York City;…
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How I set up composting in my high rise

How to start composting from a high rise By Cynthia Linton My climate New Year’s Resolution for last year was to start composting and to try to bring along a few others in my high-rise building. That was one of the few personal actions I had not yet taken for the climate.  I began in…
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Regenerative Agriculture: Essential for saving our climate

Regenerative Agriculture can help save our soil, improve the productivity of our farms and draw down carbon from the atmosphere.

A vegetable garden to feed your soul

A vegetable garden to feed your soul Tips on how to get started with your own garden By Leah Sorini Every summer, the side yard of my parents’ house teams with peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, parsley, thyme and oregano, thanks to my dad’s vegetable garden. “Nothing compares to stepping outside and picking fresh vegetables and…
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Students strike for more climate action

A Q&A with Jelena Collins, an organizer of the Earth Day Student Strike Protesters will meet up at Buckingham Fountain in Chicago for the strike on Earth Day, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Learn more and sign up to attend! The following is an edited email conversation between editor Jane Goldenberg and Jelena Collins. JG:…
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How I learned to love my laundry Part II

How I learned to love my laundry Part II By Leah Sorini A few easy procedures can make all the difference to making your laundry more sustainable. An important first step is to sort your clothes into blacks, whites, warms and cools, according to How to Love Your Laundry: Sort your smalls, save the planet…
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McDonald’s climate pledges: More show than substance

Are McDonald’s climate pledges for real? I’ll be watching! By Robin Weller I stopped creating resolutions for each new year more than 25 years ago because I never seemed to follow through. In this new year of 2022, I am not making a resolution; I am making a declaration: I will follow up on McDonald’s…
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Clean up litter with purpose!

The Zero Waste Warriors Litterati challenge By Madeline Stanton When I joined the Zero Waste Warriors, an initiative of Climate Reality Chicago, my first opportunity for action was an in-person cleanup (masked and socially distanced). Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join on that day. I realized we needed a way for people to participate in…
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The Courage of their Conviction

The Courage of their Conviction What it was like on the frontlines protesting Line 3 Tarragon, along with several other members of our chapter, participated in a direct action while at the Treaty People Gathering in northern Minnesota in early June to protest the relocation and expansion of the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline…
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