Sign-up to reduce your junk mail, such as catalogs and credit card offers. Junk mail creates an incredible amount of waste and contributes to global warming. More than 1/3 of the fee for using this service is donated to the environmental or community organization of your choice. You can help save the planet and support others that are doing so at the same time!
As Kermit says: Go Green!
AFFORDABLE COLLEGES ONLINE: Going green on campus
This guide offers great tips and ideas on how students and colleges can start making a difference on campus, specifically focusing on climate change.
You can play a huge role in making a real difference. There are things that you can do at home, at school, or even while spending time in the backyard that can help conserve energy, reduce waste, and ensure that we take good care of the environment. Plastic bottles can be made into lawn furniture. Milk jugs can get a new life by being made into playground equipment.
Catalog Choice is a free service that lets individuals and merchants reduce unwanted mail and choose the way in which merchants contact you. It works by offering the opportunity to: 1) Opt-out of paper catalogs; 2) Subscribe to email news; and 3) Shop with cool digital tools. As a result, the use of paper is greatly minimized. As of August 2009: 1,145,104 people and 982 merchants use Catalog Choice.
CHICAGO ENERGY CONSULTANTS
Chicago Energy Consultants is a family owned, Chicago-based organization which provides energy efficiency and sustainable living services to home and business owners in the Northeast Illinois area. Services offered include: Energy Audits, Home Energy Ratings, Blower Door testing, energy bill benchmarking and analysis, weatherization training, green design consulting, and Infrared imaging. Areas served include Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane counties. Check out our News, Product and Resource pages for tips and information, as well as energy conserving consumer products. Chicago Energy Consultants; promoting energy efficiency and sustainability, one building at a time!
THE CIRCLE SALON
The Circle is an environmentally friendly salon with a passion for innovative design and advanced education. We have an expert staff that offers a full range of haircut, chemical, and treatment services, as well as, makeup and waxing.
The Ultimate Guide to Cheap Green Living. While the planet we live on has suited human needs for thousands of years, Earth’s bounty may not last forever. Based on research and observation, scientists and environmentalists have good reason to believe our planetary home is in trouble.
COUSIN'S INCREDIBLE VITALITY and RGI (Raw Gourmets International)
Cousin’s IV is so much more than just a restaurant! We include a Raw Food Cafe, a Catering Program, a Detox Center offering monthly classes, and a Raw Food Store offering raw, vegan snacks, books, equipment, herbs, beauty products and more. Our Live Food Box Program allows individuals or families to order up to three months of raw meals, raw snacks, and raw desserts which can be delivered anywhere in the country. RGI, Cousin's sister company, offers certification as a raw food chef in addition to assorted workshops throughout the year. And in all our endeavors, Cousin's IV strives to protect the environment.
THE DAILY GREEN
The site for all things green, from product recommendations to greening your home and cuisine. Enter your zip code for local air quality reports, farmers markets and recycling centers in your area. Take your daily green a little further and sign up for their newsletter delivered every day - impact-free - to your inbox.
Find recycling and disposal centers near you for all your household recyclables including batteries, electronics, paint and hazardous waste.
EARTH NATURAL ESSENTIALS
We create affordable, hand crafted, all natural, eco friendly, vegan home & personal care items. Our products are made from the finest all natural, fair trade and organic ingredients available so they have everything you need, and nothing you don't. We never use chemicals, petroleum by-products, alcohols, laurel or laureth sulfates, fragrance or perfume oils, dyes, fillers, toxic or harsh irritating ingredients. We don't use anything that could potentially be harmful to you or to the environment. Our commitment is to honor Mother Earth by putting people first, planet second, profit last.
ECO MOM ALLIANCE
Since Moms make many of the decisions in a household, this Web site offers the "Eco-Mom Challenge." Visitors will learn steps that everyone can take, which help achieve a more sustainable future and help make the planet a better place for all our kids
EcoQuip is your ONE stop Eco-Friendly supplier and distributor. Our focus is on the Environment, Safety and Health. Environment: We supply your certified "Green Solver" cleaner, the ONE chemical that can replace all those hazardous chemicals under your sink. Safety: Grip Master is you Anti-Slip solution for hard floor surfaces. Don't let slip and falls bring you down. Health: Gen Shield 411 is your Protective Shield against infectious disease. Helping you Save the Environment One Step at a Time!
All of our content is written by environmental science experts, and all data is government-sourced for objective reasoning. We are growing weekly, and we are COPPA compliant. Click the link below for an example of our sustainability and green jobs career category page.
Online degree opportunities, tips, and advice.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEGREE
Increasing erratic climate events, rising gas prices, and conspicuously wasteful consumption of resources have made eco-consciousness a national phenomenon. Everyone is talking about how to reduce humanity's footprint on the Earth and move towards more sustainable lifestyles. The sites featured on this site some of the best on the Web for finding stories and advice about sustainable living and going green.
five ACCESSORIES is a socially conscious Chicago Company featuring fairly traded handbags and jewelry from FIVE countries while giving FIVE dollars from each handbag sale to a worthy charity in the locale where the item was handmade.
A FRESH SQUEEZE
A Fresh Squeeze is an online green living publication with a local twist.
Thousands throughout Chicagoland rely on A Fresh Squeeze for a twice-weekly dose of eco-friendly ideas, sustainable advice and green.
GINGER BLISS JUICE COMPANY
Ginger Bliss Juice is one of the most vibrant and trendsetting companies in the Chicagoland Market. Ginger Bliss produces an organic, functional, ginger based beverage made with premium ingredients and herbal extracts. Our beverage is not boiled or cooked, as to retain most of the healing properties of our renowned Organic Hawaiian Yellow Ginger. We are a unique social lifestyle brand committed to supporting local sustainability, green initiatives, underprivileged children, and families in need. Our all natural organic pineapple ginger hit the market in the winter of 2009 and is available in the Chicagoland area including Whole Foods Markets.
To help people get started, the guide provides details about 10 most popular green graduate degrees and 20 scholarships. It discusses the future of sustainable careers and the significant job growth in this area. There is also a list of the top 20 green jobs most in-demand with info about salary range and projected job growth. Other sections provide an expert interview and further funding resources. You can see it all here:
GOOD MAGAZINEThis site is a platform to discuss the many ways we can all make this planet a better place to live. There are great articles about everything from music and movies, to the environment and people who have dedicated their lives to doing all things good. When you subscribe to the magazine 100% of your payment goes to the nonprofit of your choice.
GOING GREEN WITH YOUR DEGREE
Degrees potentials, career paths, and job opportunities
GREEN MACHINE CYCLES
Ideally, the most energy-efficient form of transportation should inspire a commensurate commitment to greenness. To that end we intend to be the greenest, most sustainable bike shop in the city.
GREEN OFFICE PARTNER
We provide eco-friendly printers, copiers and cartridges as well as managed print services.
Your guide to green anything. If you can "green it" you will find it on this Web site. Get the facts about products that don't help our environment and find the ones that do.
Started in 2002, I-GO is the only local, non-profit car sharing organization in Chicago. I-GO offers membership to individuals and business that enjoy having access to over 200 I-GO cars parked in over 35 Chicago neighborhoods and several suburbs. Cars are available 24/7/365 and can be reserved by the hour or by the day. Just make a reservation on an I-GO Car online, walk up to the car, use your electronic access card to unlock the doors of the car and the key is in the glove compartment! Gas, maintenance, and premium insurance are always included!
IRV & SHELLY'S FRESH PICKS
Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks offers year-round home delivery in the Chicago area of local and organic produce, meat, dairy, eggs, baked goods and more. We are partnering with sustainable farmers to grow the supply of local food in a way that protects our health and the environment.
Karyn's Cooked- Conscious Comfort Foods / Karyn’s Raw Cafe and inner Beauty Center
Karyn’s is a holistic wellness company based in vegan foods, all natural supplements, detoxification and relaxing therapies. Karyn Calabrese started her business 25 years ago when she healed herself of illness, allergies, and skin conditions. Thousands of people a year visit her stores to look better, feel better, and be part of a healthier world.
LEARN HOW TO BECOME GREEN - A Guide to Green Careers
This guide does a great job of inspiring professionals to use their skills in green careers, helping to create a renewable, sustainable world.
Careers for Green Thumbs: Tips, Resources and Job Outlooks for People Who Love Plants
ONE STOP SHOP / GUIDE :: Highlights 200+ everyday household items — ranging from old cell phones to yoga mats and shower curtains to crayons.
PLANT IT WATER
Plant It Water is an example of how we can use existing technology to use less oil, pollute less and give back to the environment — all in a carton of on-the-go-water! We put Natural Spring Water in a Tetra Pak carton, and give to 2 non-profits from each sale — one donation goes to Trees for the Future TO PLANT A TREE! The second donation goes to A Single Drop, whose motto is, "Peace through Safe Water access". They help people in developing countries figure out low impact solutions to get safe water access close to home: filtration systems, rain catchment systems etc.
We’re doing it, our printer is doing it and even Whole Foods Market is doing it... offsetting energy use by purchasing clean wind energy through Renewable Choice Energy. You can contribute to the expansion and growth of wind farms throughout the United States and support the use of alternative forms of clean, renewable energy.
Skoy Enterprises has a 100% natural and biodegradable Earth friendly cloth. Our SKOY cloth is a reusable product which can be thrown in your washer and dryer and used over and over again. It is made of a unique blend of natural cotton and cellulose (wood-pulp) from sustainable tree farms. It has an absorption rate of 15x its own weight. One Skoy cloth outlasts 15 rolls of paper towel. This in turn saves landfills, trees, and money. There are currently 2.5 million tons of paper towel in US landfills each year. A SKOY cloth will degrade in a home composting situation within 5 weeks and in a city landfill within 16 weeks. SKOY cloth is a German made product and our factory is the trendsetter in environmental standards.
Our packaging does not include any plastic and it is a simple recyclable band. Skoy comes in a variety of modern colors and designs and is raising eco-awareness fashionably. Call for infromation: 1-800 990 4757
THE SUSTAINABLE STUDENT
A students guide to green college living
TRIANGLE PRINTERS INC.
Triangle is a family owned, eco-conscious printing company which has been in business since 1955. Our printing company earned three prestigious eco-certifications that assure clients that their print projects come from managed forests and eco-friendly paper companies. They are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI®), and Chain of Custody (COC) certifications. Triangle is one of a limited number of companies that is authorized to label your print projects with the FSCÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â© and SFIÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â® trademarks. In addition, we use recycled paper, vegetable oil-based inks which are biodegradable and maintain a proactive in-house recycling program. Triangle makes great efforts to include a wide array of energy-saving, waste-reducing and resource-protecting products, services and initiatives.