Save the Lakes

Save the Lakes

  By Sarah Gediman   Every summer, people across the country travel to freshwater beaches in northern Michigan to relax. They take hikes through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, breathe in the scent of cedars and birch trees, and peer at the breeding...
No Vacancy

No Vacancy

 By Carly Hopkins Walking around the unfamiliar neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago, my heart rate beat in time with the sounds of a fading siren. The words “be careful” from my parents and friends echoed in my mind. The rampant gun violence in...

We've Got the (Green) Power As I drive down Interstate 57 south from Chicago, a flash catches my eye: red lights. At first, a few. Then more in the distance. Click Here By Nidhi Shastri   Looming in front of me is a massive field of wind power. Each light sits...
The Mother of Environmental Justice

The Mother of Environmental Justice

 By Lisen Holmström To get to Altgeld Gardens, I take the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line to 95th Street and then Bus 34 toward 131st and Ellis. It takes about 90 minutes, but I don’t mind. What surrounds the public housing community in Southeast Chicago...