Green Living

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Top 7 Houseplants For Clean Air

Air purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.


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Sanctuaries in the City: Eight Places to Unwind in Chicago

Even the most urbane of city dwellers needs the occasional respite from the psychic pressure of the concrete jungle. For those without a go-to chill spot, here’s a selection of relaxation stations to consider.


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A Guide To Planting A Family-Friendly Garden In Chicago

As the Chicago winter fades into a memory and spring emerges on the Midwestern horizon, April is the perfect time to begin planning a family garden.


Best Places For Cloth Diapers

Best Places For Cloth Diapers In Chicagoland

Aside from being a green way to diaper baby, cloth diapering also can help parents save quite a bit of cash during baby’s first few years. Though the environmental and savings benefits are great, parents […]


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Top Vegetarian Sandwiches In Chicago

Whether you’re a vegetarian looking for good sandwich or need some inspiration to go meat – free, here are some of the best vegetarian sandwich places in Chicago. Trust us- you won’t miss the meat! […]


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Best Green Items In Stores For Kids

Moms and dads who have decided to go the green-parenting route have long felt restricted to browsing internet shops while researching and purchasing eco-friendly and organic baby gear. During the past several years, though, online […]


Best parks and playgrounds in Chicago

Best Parks And Playgrounds In Chicago

Chicago is home to many, many parks and playgrounds – but not all of them were created equal. Certain spots just have more kid-appeal. Some have exciting water features. Other have great views. Some even […]



Best Wildlife Areas Around Chicago

In the concrete jungle, it’s nice to know there are places near by to see some wild life and get outdoors. Get out your hiking boots or binoculars and head to one of the wildlife […]



4 Best Places To Experience Nature Right Here In Chicago

Chicago is home to many picturesque natural spaces – you just have to know where to go to find them. Amidst the skyscrapers, cab exhaust and urban hustle and bustle, peaceful serenity awaits. We are […]


Farmers Markets in North Suburbs

Best Farmers Markets in North Suburbs Catering to Kids

With Summer and Fall being peak harvest seasons in the Midwest, an abundance of farmers’ markets throughout the northern suburbs boast the best of fresh produce grown locally. And some market managers have sweetened their […]



Best Spots For A Vegetarian or Vegan In Chicago

Whether you are a vegetarian looking for good food or need some inspiration to go meat – free, here are some of the best vegetarian and vegan hot spots in Chicago. Chicago Diner 3411 N. […]


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Best Picnic Spots Around Chicago

Grab a blanket, the kids, or your sweetie, and head to one of the scenic spots below for a truly unique Chicago picnic. Millennium Park Check out the schedule – At Millennium Park’s Pritzker […]


Best Camping Near Chicago

Best Campgrounds Around Chicago

Take a break from the hectic city and get outdoors! Located only a couple hours from Chicago, these spots below are a quick cure your cabin fever. Ferne Clyffe – State Park Rt.37, P.O. Box […]