You know, the great thing about social media is that it gets people thinking about things, even if briefly, puts it into their minds. Such is the case with the recent March Against Monsanto this last weekend, which you may have seen on Facebook, or perhaps, posted about to your non-eco-activist friends and family.
This Frankenstein's monster has a long and insidious reach and among other places, its grasp delves straight into our U.S. Congress. Who are the politicians getting funded by Monsanto? Nation of Change just posted a nice list of the top in each party here.
Thinking about these kinds of things, I get eco-fatigue. I'm sure you know what I mean. It's basically a case of hopelessness about what's going on in the world with respect to climate change. In those times, it's better to think action, instead of dread. If you have some spare pocket change or coffee money left over this week, how about planting some trees with me via Earth Day Network? Here's an easy way to donate and plant trees where they are most needed in the world and in our own backyard.
Good news: we're only days away from summer in Chicago, and the weather is reminding us daily of what a typical Chicago summer looks like. What's the best thing to do when you're cooped up in the Chicago heat and creeping humidity? Get your booty outside and into the water. Well, you can do both and tons more at Millennium Park.
It's free, spacious, and you can't go wrong with a beautiful concert under the stars and a dip into the Crown Fountain whether you are young or old.
Freebie of the week:
How about this downloadable pattern for an easy breezy summer blouse/or dress. It's peasant style, made from cool, crisp fabric and easy to sew, has that seaside resort feel to it, too!
Thanks for reading!