Category: Our Chapter

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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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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Let’s all take climate action now!

Learn how to use the Climate Action Now app and start action to combat our climate crisis today.

To protect the sacred, stop Line 3

Putting it all on the line to protect the sacred water June 27, 2021 By Jane Goldenberg When I arrived at Pure Bliss Ranch on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota for the Treaty People Gathering in early June, I immediately felt a shared sense of our righteous cause, and the anxiety I felt…
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We Are Rising!

We are rising against Line 3 By Emily Murphy and Jennifer Linton As fellow climate activists and concerned citizens, we’re asking you to participate in an action, June 5-8, to stand against the Line 3 pipeline and protect our Great Lakes and our future. A group of us from the chapter are planning to attend…
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Illinois needs a strong plan to electrify public transit

Illinois needs a strong plan to electrify public transit By Pam Tate and Kim Stone Since most capital investment has been put on hold by our transit agencies, due to the pandemic, members of our chapter’s Task Force for Electrifying Public Transit believe the time is now for the State of Illinois and transit agencies…
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A student activist finds his voice

A student activist finds his voice — Q&A with JACOB ABASTA — March 1, 2021 Jacob, a 17-year-old climate justice activist from Mount Prospect is the city coordinator for an international youth-led climate education group called Earth Uprising. He organizes young people around climate change in the Chicago area. He recently joined Climate Reality Chicago…
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Where are the reusable containers? They’re coming!

Where are the reusable containers? They’re coming! By Jane Goldenberg Editor’s Note: This article continues a series about new/local companies that are working to reduce waste. Please send us tips about others we should know about. — Part II: How the system of containers works in restaurants — Dispatch Goods, which distributes reusable containers for…
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Help, I’m drowning in takeout plastic!

Help, I’m drowning in takeout plastic! By Jane Goldenberg Editor’s Note: With this article, we begin a series about new/local companies that are working to reduce waste. Please send us tips about others we should know about at climaterealitychicago@gmail.com — Part I: Pushing toward a more circular economy — With every takeout order I unwrap,…
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