Category: Allies

Earth Day: Energy & Climate

Today we focus on energy and climate change.  While being sensitive to the difficult challenges the world currently faces with Covid-19, one thing is visibly clear – lower fossil fuel consumption has quickly improved air quality worldwide. From industry to transportation, energy to food production, fossil fuels touch most of our lives every day. Carbon…
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Photo of Illinois countryside by David Wilson

The Climate Crisis: A Plea and a Path Forward

Photo of Illinois countryside by David Wilson / Flickr The Climate Crisis: A Plea and a Path Forward An Open Letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Lawmakers February 26, 2020 A growing number of states are adopting sweeping new climate legislation that will result in eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by or before 2050. These…
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Little Village artwork in Chicago

The Toxic Tour

The Toxic Tour I started from my home in Lakeview, on Chicago’s North Side, on a delightfully cool June morning, going south, riding my bike with a friendly north wind at my back, pushing me towards Little Village. The route I chose took me through one of Chicago’s entrenched industrial corridors, along Blue Island Ave.,…
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