Sunscreen Shopping: No Day at the Beach
Green Thumb. 07/16/2007.
Julia tackles the question of earth- and skin-friendly sun protection.
Get The Monkey (And Everything Else) Off Your Back
Green Thumb. 07/02/2007.
Julia finds new freedom by fixing up her bike to haul her gear.
French Fries and Faux Chicken Nuggets?
Green Thumb. 06/18/2007.
Julia finds a way into the fast food nation without sacrificing her eco-minded ideals.
...Be a Bocce Player
So You Wanna.... 06/10/2007.
Generally best when played with a plastic cup in one hand.
Imported Tip: Swap Your Clothes Montreal-Style
Green Thumb. 06/04/2007.
Clothing swap parties are Julia's new favorite way to shop.
It's Only Natural
Green Thumb. 05/21/2007.
A visit to the naturopathic doctor leaves Julia feeling more informed and less toxic.
Antiox Your Intox
Nightlife Guides. 05/15/2007.
Get a health boost with your buzz from five fancy drinks that go way beyond the pomegranate martini.
A Drop in the Bucket
Green Thumb. 05/08/2007.
Julia becomes a composter-in-training with encouragement from her urban-dwelling, composting friend.
Singing the Recycling Blues
Green Thumb. 04/24/2007.
Julia gives us the run-down on pilot recycling program and offers helpful tips toward joining the recycling revolution.
Healthy/Organic Eating on the Cheap
Green Thumb. 04/09/2007.
Julia learns a happy lesson from Healthy Dining Chicago publisher Laura Bruzas.
Greening Your Modes of Transportation
Live Well. 04/06/2007.
Give your CO2-factory-on-wheels a rest and take these alternative rides for a spin.
Eating My Way Through FamilyFarmed
Green Thumb. 03/27/2007.
Julia puts on an earth-friendly pound (or ten) at the FamilyFarmed.org EXPO2007.
Mad About Matzoh Balls
Dining Guides. 03/26/2007.
Just in time for Passover, we seek out the best bowls of salty matzoh ball soup in town.
Greenie Cooking Tip: Make Your Own Veggie Stock
Green Thumb. 03/12/2007.
Protect your system against the seasonal plummet (and even cinch your waistline) with homemade vegetable broth.
The Finish Line
Green Thumb. 02/26/2007.
Julia finishes up the eight-week Green Challenge by rethinking what goes in the trash and down the drain.
Hunting Down the Phantom Load
Green Thumb. 02/12/2007.
As much as 40 percent of the electricity used in the US comes from appliances that aren't even turned on!
A Food And Fashion Overhaul
Green Thumb. 01/29/2007.
With the Green Challenge at its halfway point, Julia looks at bad fabrics and from-far-away fruits.
Green Challenge, Week Two
Green Thumb. 01/15/2007.
My first mission: a face-off with the biggest eco-offender in my life—my car.
...Be A Hoop Dancer?
So You Wanna.... 01/08/2007.
Turns out, even those of us who were miserable at the sport as kids can likely find success with weightier grownup-size hoops.
Don't Count Carbs, Count Carbon!
Green Thumb. 01/01/2007.
Julia sets off on an eight-week challenge to reduce her weight...in carbon dioxide emissions.
So You Wanna.... 12/18/2006.
Bundle up and strap on that headlight...there's no time like December to hit the streets via bike.
Don't Chuck that Tube Down the Chute!
Green Thumb. 12/18/2006.
Ready to kill your TV? Just be sure to recycle it.
Greenie Craft Corner
Green Thumb. 12/04/2006.
Recycle your sweater into a fab winter hat.
Horn of Plenty
Green Thumb. 11/20/2006.
Julia gives thanks for the autumn bounty by checking out fresh options from local growers.
Arts and Words. 11/06/2006.
Documenting Chicago, one portrait at a time.
Pinot Noir Without the Lysol
Green Thumb. 11/06/2006.
A toast to organic wine, straight from Oregon's wine country.
...Be an Anusara Yogi?
So You Wanna.... 10/30/2006.
I walked into Intro to Anusara back in April, and my sun salutes haven’t been the same since.
A Cuppa Fair Trade, Please
Green Thumb. 10/23/2006.
Figuring out exactly what Fair Trade means...and where to get coffee with the stamp of approval.
Green Thumb. 10/09/2006.
A wise greenie saves some cash by refashioning old gear to redecorate her space.
...Be a Ballerina?
So You Wanna.... 10/02/2006.
Older, wiser and a tad more comfortable in my own skin, I decided I'd give dance another shot.
From the Tree to the Tummy
Green Thumb. 09/25/2006.
A trip to an orchard yields a 20-pound bounty of apples.
...Be a Capoeirista?
So You Wanna.... 09/11/2006.
It's no exaggeration: Capoeiristas are the fittest and most beautiful people I've ever seen.
Shopping With the Chef
Green Thumb. 09/11/2006.
Mastering the famers' market with Chef Noah...then eating our spoils in gourmet fashion.
Ode to the Heirloom Tomato
Green Thumb. 08/28/2006.
Get thee to your local farmers' market and fill a bag with these beauties before it's too late!
Green Thumb. 08/14/2006.
Last Thursday, I let a woman I'd just met stick a needle between my eyes.
Architecture River Cruise
Take A Tour. 07/31/2006.
Even those who couldn't build their way out of a box of Lincoln Logs will follow the easily-digestible architectural info.
Making the Most Out of Mulch
Green Thumb. 07/31/2006.
Community gardening is quite fulfilling, sunburn and all.
I Have Difficult Hair
Green Thumb. 07/17/2006.
Luckily, Aveda's earth-friendly haircare comes cheap...if you know where to look.
The Avocado Chronicles
Green Thumb. 07/02/2006.
This not-so-green-thumb tries her hand at growing avocados...and more.
Go Fly a Kite
Green Thumb. 06/19/2006.
Get outdoors with the best toy to have in the Windy City.
Dump the Chemicals
Green Thumb. 06/05/2006.
This week's eco-adventure: Purge the toxic household cleaners!
Arts and Words. 06/05/2006.
Talking shop with Chicago's gig-poster master.
Green Thumb. 05/21/2006.
Taking on the healthy kind of liquid diet, celery and all.
Going My Way?
Green Thumb. 05/08/2006.
Get on board with the debut of Centerstage's enviro-health column.
Bars With Board Games
Nightlife Guides. 05/04/2006.
Scrabble victories (and defeats) are better done over cocktails.