It’s Earth Day – Make a Difference – We Can Do It!

April 22, 2009

About Chicago

Earth Day

Earth Day

This is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Now more than ever we need to take a moment to think about what it means and why we have a day dedicated for it. Holidays and observances are saved for the truly significant and this is no exception.

Take part in Earth Day and think about incorporating a new daily habit into your lifestyle. It’s not hard – here are some ideas from Chicago Climate Action Plan that will put money back in your pocket!


Being a member of The Sierra Club has shown me many ways to make simple changes.

Lastly, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take 20 minutes to watch this very informative video by Annie Leonard, THE STORY OF STUFF. If this is the ONE THING you do as part of Earth Day, then you’ve done a great deal!!! Half of change is knowledge!

Simple Changes That Can Make a Difference (Click to Enlarge)

Simple Changes That Can Make a Difference (Click to Enlarge)

If you don’t have 20 minutes, then here’s a quick fact sheet from the video?and NO, it can’t be absorbed by osmosis!

What can you do to help? After all, we ALL play a part in our past, present and future!

Happy Earth Day!

* Based on overall area average heating and air conditioning use. Individual results will vary.
** Assumes vehicle drive 12,500 miles annually.
*** Assumes replacing a 150 W bulb for 8 hours every night for 365 days with a solar powered light.
**** Assumes baseline of average Chicago vehicle travel of 9,138.07 miles.

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About Lisa Gregg

Lisa has been in real estate since 2005. Her strengths and expertise are in contract management, marketing, and coordinating. She supports the Robert John Anderson Group at Baird & Warner, maintaining a long tradition of being in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors®. Lisa loves spending time with her husband and two growing boys (who she can't call little anymore), being outdoors, spending time with friends?new and old?all while doing her part for the environment. Lisa can be reached via email or on facebook.

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One Response to “It’s Earth Day – Make a Difference – We Can Do It!”

  1. NaturalHeroes Says:

    THE STORY OF STUFF will air in its entirety in the fourth season of the Emmy award-winning Public Television series, NATURAL HEROES, about people making positive differences for our environment

    Annie Leonard is a natural hero for researching and sharing this information in a way that motivates thought, change, and even anger.

    Check your local Public Television listings this fall.