Category: Climate Reality Project

Road Tripping in an EV

A trip halfway across the country in an EV By Cynthia Linton Like so many others, I’ve been reading stories about broken EV chargers, range anxiety, and assertions about how EVs work around town but aren’t good for long trips (largely oil company propaganda, I suspect).  When I learned that Chapter Chair Tom Coleman, of…
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How the Inflation Reduction Act changes incentives for electric vehicles

Changes to incentives for electric vehicles By Tom Coleman Over the long term, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 should have a significant impact on promoting the adoption of electric vehicles, as well as ramping up domestic manufacturing and boosting the domestic supply chain for EVs. The new law should also over time help to…
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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.

Community solar is for everyone

If you want to save money on your electric bill and are interested in supporting the growth of renewable energy in Illinois, you should sign up for community solar!

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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How I learned to love my laundry

You save water, energy and help your clothes last longer, which, of course, prevents you from buying more.

COP26 showed me our climate crisis is a social crisis

COP26 showed me our climate crisis is a social crisis By Jelena Collins Attending COP26 — the UN’s 26th convention on climate change — in Glasgow, Scotland last fall was one of the best experiences of my life. I had never been in an environment where everyone was equally if not more passionate than I…
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Going to Glasgow with Rachel Rosner

Lifting up youth voices on a global stage, such as COP26, is essential for fighting the climate crisis.

Chicago’s lakefront: A source of deep pleasure and rising unease

Chicago’s lakefront: A source of deep pleasure and rising unease By Leah Sorini Nov. 22, 2021 Whether it’s a muggy, July morning and the lake is dotted with boats and swimmers or a brisk November afternoon and leisurely walkers of all ages pass me by, their dogs gleefully leading the way, one of my favorite…
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