Posts Tagged ‘green’

St. Patrick`s Day is a big event in the Windy City. Since 1962, Chicago has dyed the river green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which happens the Saturday before the holiday, unless St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday then the river is dyed that day. Around 400,000 people come to watch this transformation and […]

Though we often practice the “recycling” portion of the popular mantra “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” we sometimes neglect the rest of it. Recycling is incredibly important to the well-being of our planet, but there are many proactive steps we can take to make recycling the last resort. This may seem daunting, especially now that it’s officially […]

Every year on March 17th, the city of Chicago uses dye to color the Chicago River a bright, glittering, emerald green. The resemblance to the glowing nuclear waste in old comic books and cartoons is uncanny. This odd tradition has prevailed since about the early 1960’s, beginning with a yearly dyeing to investigate illegal dumping […]