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If nature is happy, you will be happy. How do we keep nature happy? AWARENESS then ACTION. This is my favorite motto for the growing Conservation movement on Planet Earth. Before we fix a problem, we need to know it exists. This Conservation page consolidates my resources for information you should be aware of and how you can take action to make our planet a happier place to live. (It’s a continually updated page, please share any links you’d like to add)

Conservation from Chicago


The definition of ‘conservation’:

prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion

What is ‘Conservation’? – Answers from Field Museum scientists

Protecting Biodiversity – A message from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Save the Polar Bears – a news release about the decline of the polar bear population

Death of Our Oceans – recent stories about the state of the oceans

What is #7Billion? – learn about the world population and issues facing humans

Approximately how many people are alive on Planet Earth right now? Check the world population at the 7-Billion Actions Clock at National Geographic.

Create a happy planet

Time to Act


Volunteer or attend events with the Chicago Conservation Corps

Indoor Water Conservation Tips – baby steps you can take to reduce water consumption

How To Promote Healthy Lungs & Clean Air – its as simple as turning off your car

Charities That Make a Difference – share your time or money with one of these reliable charities/non-profits

Recycling Drop-off Locations in Chicago – minimize the size of your garbage bag by recycling paper, glass, and plastic

3 Simple Conservation Actions You Can Take – baby steps is the easiest way to start acting

GREEN Cleaning, Not Spring Cleaning II – Find out how and where to recycle Appliances, Stuffed Animals, Books, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs, Paint, and Shoes

GREEN Cleaning, Not Spring Cleaning Part I – Find out how and where to recycle Electronics, C.D.’s, Cell Phones, and Batteries

20 Ways to Reuse a Used Dryer Sheet

2 Comments leave one →
  1. val permalink
    December 2, 2011 2:41 PM

    Did you finish your class? When are you hosting your event?!?

    • December 2, 2011 2:58 PM

      I will announce my event in the next week. Classes are over, but this project is what I’m anxiously waiting for to share with the world.

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