Chicago’s ‘Green Pages’ Offer A Free Guide To Shopping And Living More Sustainably In The City
by Mack Liederman / Block Club Chicago / April 19, 2022
The site, Chicago Environmentalists, features restaurants, florists and other businesses "choosing sustainable practices even though they don’t have to,” the co-founder said.
NORTH CENTER — Two friends who met cleaning up trash in North Center’s Clark Park have created a yellow-pages-like guide to help Chicagoans live more sustainably.
The online guide, called Chicago Environmentalists, is a directory of local resources where people can shop, eat, recycle, get around town and even pick up flowers sustainably. It’s reminiscent of the old yellow pages books — so the founders have described it as the “green pages.”
Co-founder Katherine Tellock said the site shows neighbors sustainability is accessible and achievable in Chicago.
“The education on sustainability is really not great in a lot of places. Even if people did learn about environmental issues, they may have not gotten it for Chicago specifically,” Tellock said. “We know all the information about climate change may be overwhelming, so we want to empower people to take direct action locally.” Read more HERE