Be the (G)host with the Most
We've got all the tips you need to throw a frightfully successful Halloween party.
Ethnic Easter Eats
Dining Guides. 03/06/2010.
Take a break from that chocolate bunny and savor these old-world delicacies.
The Gift of Giving
Live Well. 11/01/2009.
Here are some ways to lend a helping hand in Chicago during the holiday season.
Dining Guides. 05/02/2009.
We've got delicious, mind-altering substances to help you strap on your thinking cap.
Them's the break/s
This "mixtape for the stage" brings high art and hip-hop together at the MCA.
Not Just For Bikers
Green Thumb. 01/12/2009.
Chicago's biggest alternative transit organization moves people under a new name.
Change for the Greener
Green Thumb. 12/31/2008.
Sharon shares her three green resolutions for 2009.
Live Smart, Not Hard
Green Thumb. 12/15/2008.
The Smart Home at the Museum of Science and Industry features the latest in green technology.
The Holiday Green Guide
Green Thumb. 12/01/2008.
Here are some helpful hints for a sustainable season.
The Giving Tree Band
These acoustic folk-rockers just recorded the world's greenest album.
Climate of Change
Green Thumb. 11/17/2008.
Chicago’s Climate Action Plan puts our future in focus.
The Green Gift Guide
Green Thumb. 11/14/2008.
A short list of planet-friendly gift ideas to make your holidays a little greener.
Ending the Cold War
Green Thumb. 11/03/2008.
Save energy and money by installing a programmable thermostat.
Green Thumb. 10/20/2008.
There's no trick to being environmentally friendly this Halloween.
Hold the Phone
Green Thumb. 10/06/2008.
Keep that old cell phone out of the landfill by donating it to a responsible recycler.
Eat Globally and Locally
Dining Guides. 09/29/2008.
The Midwest harvest furnishes inspired cuisine from around the world.
Green Thumb. 09/22/2008.
The new Uncommon Ground paves the way for ultra-local, community focused, green cuisine.
Summer In a Jar
Green Thumb. 09/08/2008.
Sharon captures the flavors of the harvest by canning at home.
Worth the Wait
Green Thumb. 08/25/2008.
A meal hosted by Slow Food Chicago proves that all good things come in due time.
Come On In...If The Water's Fine
Green Thumb. 08/11/2008.
Why you should check the swim report before hitting the beach.
The summer's biggest music bacchanal is going eco-friendly.
Get in a Pickle
Green Thumb. 07/25/2008.
Chicago's only food co-op will soon be a reality.
Green Thumb. 07/14/2008.
With seed bombing, you can green the city on your own terms.
Green Thumb. 06/30/2008.
A visit to Salvage One proves that designing with reused materials isn't all dusty doorknobs.
So You Wanna Makko-ho?
So You Wanna.... 06/27/2008.
With this Japanese exercise form, you can improve your flexibility without breaking a sweat.
Green Thumb. 06/16/2008.
Three dollars a gallon. What more reason do you need to bike to work for a week (or more)?
Of Bees and Men
Green Thumb. 06/02/2008.
The Chicago Honey Co-op draws sweet sustenance from a once-barren West Side lot.
Green Thumb. 05/16/2008.
As the farmers markets kick into gear, Sharon heads out for local produce and community-centric revelry.
Road Map to Green Fest
Chicago Guides. 05/12/2008.
Our guide to the eco-event of the year includes handy tips and can't-miss highlights.
Clean Clothes Without Percs
Green Thumb. 05/02/2008.
Sharon takes her duds to the Greener Cleaner for brighter, carcinogen-free whites.
Fresh Veggies, Hold the Lead
Green Thumb. 04/21/2008.
Before planting a bounty of edibles in your garden, be sure to test your soil.
A Proud Heritage
Green Thumb. 04/03/2008.
Sharon celebrates diversity this spring by starting heirloom seeds.
I Guess I'll Go Keep Worms
Green Thumb. 03/24/2008.
Sharon starts a worm composting bin and turns her trash into treasure.
There's Gotta Be a Catch
Green Thumb. 02/28/2008.
For the seafood lover, eating responsibly can be slippery business.
Life Amongst the Butterflies
Untrapping Tourism. 02/08/2008.
An afternoon in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven will get you through the winter.
Wee Little House for Wee Little Plants
Green Thumb. 02/08/2008.
A handy friend gives Sharon advice on how to build a cold frame.
Home Green Home
Green Thumb. 01/28/2008.
Sharon takes a tour through a green building and learns how Chicago is leading the way in sustainable construction.
Eat Your Oatmeal!
Dining Guides. 01/14/2008.
We've got a few nourishing breakfast places that'll hit the spot on a cold winter morning.
Bringing Up Baby
Green Thumb. 01/11/2008.
Life with an antioxidant-rich kombucha culture isn't all mushrooms and squiddles.
Green Thumb. 01/03/2008.
Sharon shares three great eco-focused reads to kick off the new year.
Give Thanks for Local Farms
Green Thumb. 12/03/2007.
Making a feast of locally grown foods is easy if you know where to look.
Arts and Words. 11/23/2007.
This tap-dance legend talks about the birth and evolution of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.
Not Too Cold to Ride
Green Thumb. 11/20/2007.
Sharon shares her survival guide to all-weather biking.
Dreaming of a Green Christmas
Our eco-friendly tips will help you keep holiday traditions and the planet alive.
Get Fit for Parka Season
Fitness Guides. 11/13/2007.
It's not time to retreat to the gym just yet. Here are a few ways to get your exercise in the great outdoors.
Green on the Catwalk
Green Thumb. 11/02/2007.
High-fashion designers are becoming eco-conscious. But what the heck does that mean?
The Great Bottle Debate
Green Thumb. 10/19/2007.
Sharon wades through the bottled water quagmire for a sip of clarity.
Black Moon Rising
In The Spotlight. 10/18/2007.
A chat with Eduardo Vilaro proves the future of Luna Negra Dance Theater is very bright indeed.
So You Wanna.... 10/05/2007.
Strap on your heels and slink across the floor to some of the most beautiful music ever written.
Live Free and Drive
Green Thumb. 10/04/2007.
Sharon joins I-GO car sharing and enjoys the best of both worlds.
Bedding Down for Fall
Green Thumb. 09/24/2007.
Sharon does some autumn planting with a little guidance from the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Buckets of Rain
Green Thumb. 09/10/2007.
Bring water to the table by redirecting your downspout and collecting rain in a bucket.
Green Thumb. 08/24/2007.
Sharon rigs up a DIY air conditioner to cool her apartment without warming the planet.
It Takes a Village to Raise a Tomato
Green Thumb. 08/13/2007.
Sharon rolls up her sleeves to get the dirt on urban farming.
Scrimp Your Ride
Green Thumb. 07/30/2007.
Our new eco-expert learns do-it-yourself bike maintenance from West Town Bikes.