Develop a brochure for local resources

This can be a simple brochure with local resources for personal and community ecological living. You can include recycling centers, places to find non-toxic cleaning solutions and other household items, legislative resources, local farmer's markets, and the location of parks and green spaces.

An example for a regional Chicago Church might look like this:

Resources for Green Living
Loving Creator Church, Chicago Illinois

Recycling Centers:

Resource Center, Main office: 222 East 135th Place, Chicago, IL 60627, 773-821-1351, Fax 773-821-7462

Illinois State Hotline for recycling is 800-252-8955.

Shopping Ideas:

Real Goods Trading Company, Free quarterly catalog lists a diverse selection of environmentally friendly household and garden items, informational videos and books, low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, compact  fluorescents, cleaning products, water quality test kits, rechargeable batteries and charging units, and tankless water heaters. 966 Mazzoni St. Ukiah, CA 95482-3471, 800-762-7325. See

Whole Foods (sells natural and organic foods and products)

Gold Coast
30 West Huron

3300 N. Ashlad

Lincoln Parkd
1100 W. North Ave

Farmer's Markets Nearby:

Chicago's Green City Market
Wednesdays, 7am to 1pm, May thru October
1750 N. Clark Street at Stockton
The south end of Lincoln Park.

And for your quick and easy use:
a homemade all-purpose cleaner:

Alice's WonderSpray
(from Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan)

Combine the following in a 32 oz. spray bottle
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tsp. Borax
Hot Water to fill most of the bottle
1/4 cup dish soap - add last
10-15 drops essential oil (optional for scent)



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