Hello dear friends,
I hope you all celebrated a marvelous Earth Day yesterday and enjoyed the beautiful weather. We here at Green Parent Chicago are really excited to let you know that we are back from our brief hiatus and will be bringing you lots of new, regular content again each week. (If you are wondering why you are reading this important message today instead Earth Day, find out here.)
As founder and editor of Green Parent Chicago, I hope that our message of being "eco-friendly and off the mainstream" continues to inspire you to live your lives with respect for the Earth and one another.
We've spruced up our look and made our "Things To Do" events calendar much more reader friendly. There you'll continue to find tons of fun, informative and unique events and activities going on in and around Chicagoland for all ages. If you have an event you'd like us to see on our calendar, don't hesitate to send it to us or add it yourself. You can do this right on the calendar page itself, just scroll down and click the "add event" buttom on the bottom of the calendar.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out many new regular features that highlight the local organizations and businesses that are helping make Chicago one of the greenest cities in the world. We'll also unveil lots of fun, how-to articles and videos about everything from raising chickens in the city to brewing your own beer.
We began this adventure together in April of 2008 and while lots of changes have occurred in the world since then, and within my own family (I'm now parenting a teenager (!) and my youngest is no longer in training pants), I continue to be amazed at all the creativity and green innovation emanating from this great metropolis we call Chicago.
However, you and I both know that there are still many ways in which your actions and your family's actions, whether at home, at work or at play can make a significant impact in delivering us from our collective dependence on big oil and big money and return our local communities to a more self-sustaining and earth-sustaining way of life.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your 5 years of loyal readership! We here at Green Parent Chicago look forward to a brighter future bringing you more news, events and activities you can use to help you and your family live the eco-friendly way, naturally.
If you have suggestions, comments, would like to write for us, or have a new exciting project you think our readers would enjoy hearing about, don't hesitate to shoot me an email or comment below. I'd love to hear from you!