Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance says that, “Many environmental organizations use scare tactics to motivate people to take action...For most people, the end result is that they are overwhelmed and too discouraged to act.” For our EcoMyths series, we’ll talk with Sackman and Diane Wood, president of the National Environmental Education Foundation about different methods to inspire people to live "green".
We’re in bad shape if environmental action remains merely a holiday ritual like pumpkin carving. But there’s still something affirming about a day of service, or even just a bit of time set aside for personal reflection or a hike. Here are a few events around town.
Evanston residents and other interested groups had their first chance Tuesday night to weigh in on a proposed ban on single-use shopping bags.While opinions ran the gamut - from favorable to opposed - all agreed that they would like to see Evanston become a greener place.
Church elders and environmentalists are working together on Chicago's South Side. They hope to show teens there's a link between faith and saving the earth while helping them grow into responsible men.