Green Chicago

All about being green in Chicago, from recycling to how to best enjoy the city’s parks and greenspace.

Montrose Harbor: The North Side’s Natural Playground

Montrose Harbor: The North Side’s Natural Playground

Located at the north end of Lincoln Park, Montrose Harbor has a little something for everyone: swimming, fishing, sledding, bird watching, a dog beach, a great restaurant and tons of bunnies!

Fishing in Chicago

A primer on fishing in the Windy City. From snagging in ponds and casting out in the lake to great river spots and even ice fishing, this article will tell you where to get supplies and where to fish once you’ve got ’em.

City Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s markets are another one of those joys of summer. Wandering through stalls of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and oh the delicious cheeses is enough to bring out the chef in anyone.

Working Bikes Cooperative

Working Bikes Cooperative

Working Bikes Cooperative is a non-profit organization repairing land-fill bound bicycles to sell locally and donate to impoverished countries. The organization not only reinvents ‘junk’, but also redefines the way we think of it.

Sledding in the City

A list of places to get your sled on in Chicago.

Jackson Park: Still Magical

While the grandeur of the Columbian Exposition is now just a footnote in Chicago’s history, Jackson Park hasn’t faded away. The park may be still and quiet, but the magic lingers.

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery has a reputation for being the most haunted place in Illinois, if not the country. Learn about the spot’s many legends here, then if you’re brave enough, check it out for yourself!

Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk

Amongst skyscrapers condominiums, historic hotels, and the hustle and bustle of one of North America’s most populated cities lies a place of serenity, and inspiration for global change.

The Bloomingdale Trail

The Bloomingdale Trail

Take a trip on the Bloomingdale Trail, one of the best examples of a lost territory, a place that seems to exist outside the context of the rest of Chicago’s urban shuffle.

Chicago’s Green Roofs

Chicago has indeed earned the title of the, “Greenest City in the Nation,” with over seven million square feet of green roofs perched upon public and private property. Green roofs are springing up everywhere — check out some of them here.

Stearns Quarry: A Beautiful Dump

Stearns Quarry is essentially an urban oasis, and one of the best spots on the city for a picnic.

Chicago Dog Parks

Fido wants to frolic around Chicago too, even if he or she is a “city dog.” But where to go? A dog park of course!

Chicago Center for Green Technology

The Chicago Center for Green Technology is an amazing space dedicated to the future of our city’s environment. Check it out to learn more about the mind-blowing eco-friendly possibilities to come.

Promontory Point Park: Chicago Reimagined

Perhaps the city’s most enchanting feature, Promontory Point Park opened to the public in 1937. It exists as a place where Chicago can be picked up, turned around, flipped upside down and seen all over again with new eyes.