Alliance for a Greener South Loop

We are greener, together.

What is in the air we breathe, here in the South Loop?

Shared Air/Shared Action project: Become a volunteer air-quality monitor during the month of September. Find out more at an orientation meeting, Wednesday, Aug 23, noon. 1550 S. State Street. Alliance for a Greener South Loop

Composting in South Loop Made Easy

Have you been thinking about composting but just can’t swing it where you live? Good news! Now there is way to keep your food scraps out of the landfill without undertaking your own composting operation! Jon Scheffel has launched his Healthy Soil Compost service, which offers customers two ways to return food to soil, for […]

People’s Choice Winner

Our Veggie Chili Cook-Off was really fun. We came, we tasted, we savored and we supported the environment. Here’s one of the winning recipes, Gail Merritt’s 3-Bean Chili, People’s Choice Gail’s 3-Bean Chili Better if made 1 day before serving Ingredients (approximate). Go organic if you can. ;] Olive oil for sautéing 2 onions, chopped medium-fine […]

Swag and swagger!

Swag and swagger! Someone will be going home with both at the end of the Veggie Chili Cook-Off competition on Monday, March 31. Will it be you? This Monday – March 24 – is the last chance to register your chili entry! Besides bragging rights, winners of the Judges’ Choice and the Peoples’ Choice awards will […]

Pinterest Board – Greener Together

We’ve created a Pinterest board. Please email us if you would like to join our group board ‘Greener Together’. Here’s a map of green businesses, buildings and institutions in our neighborhood. Follow Alliance for a Greener South Loop’s board South Loop Green Neighbors on Pinterest.

South Loop | Greener Together Event

Ride your Bike for a Week wins our 5th Annual Greener South Loop Award The project will launch in January, culminating with Ride Your Bike Week Scheduled for April 21-25, 2014. The project proposes that students, teachers, staff, and community members ride bikes – or take public transportation – for one week, with prizes, celebration, and recognition […]

September Newsletter

Here we are in September –  the start of fall, the start of a new school year, the start of our new newsletter format – the start of so many things! Including the PR for a new contest for greening the South Loop. See details below for the South Loop | Greener Together Contest. Also in […]

Biking in the South Loop

5 June: Bikes! If you live, work, or play in the South Loop, you probably have a pretty good idea of how getting around on a bike would make life so much sweeter (not to mention increasing your “friend of the environment” quotient exponentially). Going north AND south, on wheels, on Dearborn Street? Sweet! Not dealing […]

Earth Day 2013

It’s S P R I N G, and there’s so much to talk about. 20 April: South Loop Clean & Green.  Celebrate earth day by helping clean up the South Loop! Tools and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle and gloves if you can. Clean & Green in theSouth Loop Mark Twain/Women’s […]

Earth Hour in the South Loop

Earth Hour 2013 is this Saturday March 23rd, 8:30pm LIGHTS OUT! The idea behind EARTH HOUR is that everywhere — business, home or school — turns off the lights for one hour at the same time on the same day to raise awareness of climate change. Let’s turn off our lights in the South Loop […]

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