Hungry to learn more about the environment?
Head to these additional resources on the web:
Chicago Department of Environment
The Department develops environmental policies for the city and is committed to improving the health, environment, and quality of life of Chicagoans. Learn about green events, citywide initiatives and city ordinances relating to the environment.
Garfield Park Conservatory
Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, Garfield Park Conservatory boasts six greenhouses featuring exotic plants along with lavish seasonal displays, children’s programs, after-school activities, and cultural and educational opportunities for adults and children alike. The Conservatory is run as a collaboration between the Chicago Park District and the non-profit Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Promoting the development of sustainable communities, the CNT website provides important information about climate change, energy use, green infrastructure management, transportation and community development in the Chicago region.
Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
A resource for both those new to biking and seasoned cyclers, the CBF keeps an updated list of bike-related events, legal matters and safety tips.
Friends of the Chicago River
Committed to protecting the health of the Chicago River and its inhabitants, this organization provides information about environmental matters, volunteer opportunities and social events related to the river on its website.
Green City Market
This large twice-weekly market offers fresh produce and products from small local farms. The site also lists a calendar of regular cooking demonstrations and special events at the market and recipes using seasonal foods.
Chicago Ornithological Society
A resource for birders in the Chicago region, this website provides important bird-related resources for birders from novice to seasoned.
Environmental Protection Agency
Created in 1970 to protect human health and the environment, the EPA website contains a wide range of resources about laws, local issues and important news related to the environment.
US Department of Energy
This site is home to information about the various forms of alternative energy and how to increase energy efficiency, as well as national security and health and safety issues.
Friends of the Earth
The Friends of the Earth website calls attention to important environmental issues through press releases.
The Nature Conservancy
Working to preserve and protect the natural world, the Nature Conservancy website offers tips to help the environment, volunteer and donation opportunities, beautiful pictures of Conservancy projects and a live baby eagle nest-cam.
Inspiring ideas for experiencing nature are listed along with ways to improve environmental impact, and politicians’ voting records on environmental matters are provided.