Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If your New Year's resolution is to live a greener lifestyle, check out these 20 tips to help you stick to your plan.
If you want to be kinder to the planet and save some money at the same time, here are 20 ways to go green in 2013. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Performing arts, festivals, green, charitable and library events happening this weekend, Aug. 18 - 21, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
When it comes to picking weekend activities, many of us suffer from decidophobia (fear of making decisions). Fear not! Patch has come to the rescue with an amazing weekend all lined up for you. Tinley Summer Fest August 20, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Easter Seals Enjoy an evening of food and fun with performances by Yard Fulla Cars, Joey Midnight & the Fleshtones and more. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds go to Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic School, Child & Family Connections #12 and Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Zante's Lounge Celebrates 2nd Anniversary August 21, 3 p.m. | Zante of Orland Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Zante's in Orland Park with a pig roast, bean bag tournament and several contests. Hear performances…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Despite some gusty winds, Saturday proved to be a beautiful day in Palos Heights and made Lake Katherine the perfect setting for a local Earth Day Celebration.
Check out this collection of photos from the various vendors and events at The Lake Katherine Earth Day celebration.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
A few simple things to think about next time you are out shopping.
There are many things a person can do to affect change in the world. One of them is to buy sustainably. But in a world where “green washing” is the norm, what on earth does sustainability even mean? True sustainability through purchasing power can be complicated to define. More often than not it is as simple as looking at the label of the item that you are purchasing. For instance, one of the most sustainable things you can do is buy American. Look for products completely constructed in the U.S. This hits a number of things, it reduces shipping costs (a major factor in reducing carbon dioxide emissions), it helps promote U.S.-based jobs (no one can deny this is important), and U.S. produced items have to abide by U.S. health and …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We have all the tips on how to celebrate Christmas while looking out for environment
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's now time to find a good tree for the family. There is no clear cut answer as to which Christmas tree to choose. This choice is based on one's own tastes and desires. Included are a few general tips regarding the maintenance of your tree, what type of lights to use and where to get them, and how and where to dispose of your tree. Also, I wouldn't be a very good environmental columnist if I didn't present to you a reasonable argument supporting real Christmas trees as opposed to those plastic, synthetic trees. Care and Maintenance According to the National Christmas Tree Association, Christmas trees are half their weight in water. Extending the life of your tree is all about maintaining…