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by Lydia Krupinski
Do a search for eco resolutions and you’ll see a flurry of articles that will encourage you to use fabric shopping bags, change your light bulbs and skip bottled water. These are great tips for the entry-level eco-curious – but if we really want to push ourselves we should set the bar much higher. Isn’t that the point of resolutions in the first place? To challenge us to change behaviors and grow as individuals?

My mother had a brilliant insight several months back. When discussing sustainability movements and green trends she commented that, “What you are describing is how I lived as a kid.” And she’s right! Growing up in rural Poland my mother and her family rarely drove, grew their own food, mended clothes, and lived life simply, yet fully.

To make 2012 the year you make a real change – try to “Go Retro.” You’ll find yourself living a simpler lifestyle that will reduce your ecological footprint while adding a bit of vintage spice to your life.

Here are some potential “Go Retro” resolutions: Read the rest of this entry »

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From the people who brought you “The Story of Stuff,” here’s their latest video explaining the latest proposition to “combat” climate change. Elegant, clear, and straight to the point.

By Lydia Krupinski

We are at a pivotal moment in our earth’s history. Most certainly by this point any path we choose will result in calamity. The task at hand is to choose a course that will result in the least amount of consequences. And what a task that is.

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to find possible solutions to this international crisis, we encourage you to be an active and responsive audience.

Not being the most politically astute individual, I find it difficult to wade through the mountains of information pouring in from the conference. To help sort the facts out, here’s a website devoted to tracking the meeting’s activities.

Tomorrow, October 24th, is International Day for  Climate Action. A day for world leaders,  activists, and citizens to come together and demonstrate the need for change NOW! There are events being held all around the world!

For a list of Chicago area events, click on this link. David and I will be heading up to the Carbon Green Festival in Rogers Park to show our support  of this incredible international  movement.

To learn more about 350 visit  the site here.

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