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The Flintstone “mobile” — The ELF & TruckIt

The ELF is a motorized recumbent tricycle with a fiberglass shell;  it stands for Electric, Light and Fun; and is legally classified as a bicycle.  It can travel on bike paths in most — but not all — municipalities.  It includes headlights, brake lights, turn signals, a solar panel, and a small electric motor which […]

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Get Active, Join CCL: NYTimes Article on CCL (Citizen’s Climate Lobby)

Excerpt from NY Times May 29,2013: Lobbying for the Greater Good: Earlier this month, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached 400 parts per million. It’s an alarming milestone, to be sure, but, alas, there is no shortage of dire warnings about global warming. What is lacking is the […]

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2013 One Earth Film Festival

Green Community Connections of Oak Park/River Forest is hosting their second annual environmental film festival. Last year the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Waste Land was shown and we’re very excited about this year’s line-up! Green Community Connections (GCC) is a deep-roots organization devoted to creating a sustainable future in the Oak Park/River Forest, IL area.  They work […]

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Humans Are a Plague on The Earth

Humans are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is […]

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Pres. Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address, Jan 21, 2013

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid […]

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