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Unpacking the barriers to going green

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In theory, it’s easy to get behind a green lifestyle.  Not many of us actively want to waste resources or damage the Earth.  But in reality, going green isn’t always that simple.  Green products can be expensive, and trying to figure out which techniques and tools will get the most bang for your buck can be confusing.

So what are the barriers to going green, and how can you go green cheaply? Friday on the Afternoon Shift, we’ll get insight on those questions from two women who put sustainability front and center in both their personal and professional lives.

Tune in just after 2:00pm to get tips from Samantha Mattone and Helen Cameron on how to make your lifestyle more sustainable. Mattone is project manager for the Chicago Conservation Corps, the city’s environmental volunteer service program. Cameron is co-owner of the restaurant Uncommon Ground, which has won awards for its eco-friendly approach.

Call 312-923-9239 to share your story on what’s keeping you from going green, or to share your favorite green tip.

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