The EcoLogic Lofts in Bucktown are the perfect place for your green self to settle into. This premier building is highly efficient as it was built with low-E insulated windows and insulated exterior concrete, sure to keep your heating/cooling bills low. It is also windpowered, has a green roof, is water efficient throughout, and is LEED certified – a perfect combo for eco-living in the city. The building is also commuter-friendly... there is a top notch bike room, car sharing on site, and priority parking spaces for hybrid vehicles.
2023 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 327-4445 Map It
Door To Door Organics delivers fresh, organic produce and groceries straight to your door all year round. You can choose between a weekly or bi-weekly delivery and your order is customizable. They offer farm fresh groceries including fruit, veggies, eggs, cheeses, and meats as well as all-natural snacks and even household items. They also make meal planning super easy – search through their online recipes based on what's in your next shipment and add those additional ingredients you will need right into your order. It's convenient, healthy, local and of course, delicious!
Chicago, IL 60644
(877) 711-3636 Map It
While strolling the Green Music Fest this weekend, we took a break from all the eco-shopping and stopped by the Citizens Utility Board booth to see what they had to say – glad we did! CUB has set up an easy, FREE program for Chicagoans to help us save on our electric bill and have a greener home. By simply providing CUB Energy Saver your ComEd account name and number through your own secure online account, you can quickly & easily track your electric use and create a personalized energy-saving plan using recommendations from CUB specific to your home.
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 669-5556 Map It
Fashioning Change is a revolutionary website that believes everyone should have access to stylish brands that protect the environment and human rights. Shoppers can visit the site and type in their favorite brands and in return are presented with trendy alternatives that match the style and price points of name brands. All brands are screened to ensure they appeal to mainstream shoppers, have great style aesthetic, quality construction, and most importantly meet eco-friendly and ethical criteria standards.
Washing your car uses loads of water, not to mention the soap and chemicals goes into our local waterways and water supply. The average full service car wash uses anywhere from 23 to 43 gallons of water per car, and washing your car at home with a hose uses up to 10 gallons a minute! That's quite a bit of wasted water! Chicago washing service Wash Me Green works to eliminate all that waste though and has created a system that uses less than ONE gallon of low pressure water per wash along with biodegradable and no foam detergents that results in no wastewater ever touching the Earth. Services include interior and exterior detailing, whitewall tire shine, traditional wash and wax, and they even offer discounts for hybrids and alternatively-fueled vehicles! Learn more, make a reservation, and find a location online today!
Don't have a balcony or VIP community garden access this summer? Don't fret... grow your herbs inside with a Grow Bottle! Sold by Potting Shed Creations, the Grow Bottle is a sustainably inventive indoor solution for growing fresh basil, parsley, mint, oregano and chives all year long. Upcycled and made completely of sourced and re-purposed materials, the Grow Bottle is the newest of many sustainable creations from Potting Shed.
Chicago’s Sustainable Backyards Program is in full swing for 2012 and wants to help you create a more environmentally-friendly landscape in your yard. An educational and incentive program that highlights the many ways Chicago residents can improve their backyards, the CSBP helps Chicagoans install rain barrels, compost bins, purchase native trees and plants, and provides workshops that cover the ins and outs of sustainable landscaping. Chicago residents can receive up to 50% off their local purchase of backyard items through rebates! The next Sustainable Backyard Workshop is next Tuesday June 12th from 6-8pm at the Chicago Center for Green Technology. Learn more on the City of Chicago website and register for the workshop here!
Get fresh and clean – chemical free! Lavanila deodorant is all-natural and provides long-lasting odor protection in a variety of fresh vanilla scents like Vanilla Lavender and Vanilla Passion Fruit. You'll never find aluminum, paraben, propylene glycol, or any other harsh chemicals in their high-quality products. Their deodorant blends essential oils and anti-oxidants for soothing protection and skin nourishment. They do not test on animals and their packaging is 100% recyclable.
GreenChoice Bank goes beyond being a "green" bank with eco-friendly walls, floors, and lighting. Yes, they are located in a LEED Platinum building – the Green Exchange on Diversey to be exact – but they are the first Midwest bank dedicated to the environmental, social and financial well-being of the community and planet. When you bank at GreenChoice, your deposits go towards providing capital for local and sustainable businesses, properties owners, and community programs and organizations.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 799-9400 Map It
As if it’s not hard enough raising kids, add to that the issue of raising them to be environmentally aware! Chicago Parent asked its readers to what they do to teach their children to live in eco-friendly ways. What followed was a great selection of tips, tricks, and fun ideas. Read on for a few of their interesting answers and check out the full article here!