The EcoLogic Lofts in Bucktown are the perfect place for your green self to settle into. This premier building is highly efficient as it was built with low-E insulated windows and insulated exterior concrete, sure to keep your heating/cooling bills low. It is also windpowered, has a green roof, is water efficient throughout, and is LEED certified – a perfect combo for eco-living in the city. The building is also commuter-friendly... there is a top notch bike room, car sharing on site, and priority parking spaces for hybrid vehicles.
2023 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 327-4445 Map It
After coming into an endless supply of old, unused stained glass pieces from her "Poppie", a master artist of stained glass, Melissa Mercer had a creative twist on what she could do to reuse this glass – and Poppie Glass jewelry was born! By fusing multiple pieces of glass together, unique shapes and color combinations are formed. She then adds upcycled wires and other cute charms and designs to create custom glass necklaces that are each individually unique and handmade. Her designs range from simple and clean using one piece of glass and a wire to wild and fun using multiple glass colors and unique charms like a mermaid or an octopus.
Browntrout on North Lincoln brings together sustainability and agro-consciousness with a comfortable and casual fine dining experience and all without sacrificing quality. They use the freshest possible ingredients from local sustainable farms, organic products, seafood from natural waters, and all meats are from grass-fed free range animals. Their menu changes regularly in response to availability of ingredients, so there is always something new and exciting on the menu. Current offerings include Wild Mushroom Risotto, Slagel Farms garlic chicken with sweet potato truffled pave, and Gunthorp Pork Porterhouse with black beluga lentils. Top it all off with fine wine, cocktails and a Butterscotch Crème Brulee. Yum! Check their website for weekly specials, hours, and lunch/brunch offerings too.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 472-4111 Map It
With Roots lets you wear nature around your neck! These handmade self-sustaining terrarium necklaces are truly unique. The terrariums are well made and are designed to be worn on a daily basis as they need just enough sunlight to sustain themselves. The sunlight will create enough moisture for it to hydrate itself and recycle within the necklace.
At bkr Bottle company their philosophy is clean and simple. They don’t eat things they can’t pronounce and they don’t marinate their water in polyethylene terephthalate. They also believe in clean design, clean body, clean earth. In fact their slogan is “All Clean Everything.”® bkr bottles are made of glass because it is chemically inert, meaning it does not alter the taste of its contents and does not allow any unsafe chemicals to leach inand make you sick. The glass bottle is protected by a sleek silicone sleeve that is non-toxic, provides a quality grip, is dishwasher safe, clean, modern, and cool. Silicone is also 100% recyclable. Check out the beautiful bkr colors, learn more about the brand, and shop online. Or purchase locally at Power Yoga and Bliss Spa!
Eat healthier without having to think about it! NatureBox delivers hand picked healthy snacks straight to your door. Each month, you'll receive a selection of curated healthy and delicious snacks that can help you to discover what you like. All of their products are wholesome and minimally processed if at all and include such snacks as granolas, fruits, crisps, flavored nuts and mixes. With 25% of your daily calories coming from snacking, NatureBox wants you to get the most out of each one. A monthly subscription only costs $19.95, the boxes ship for free, and you can cancel anytime. Check it out!
Husband and wife team JW and Melissa Buchanan make up The Little Friends of Printmaking and they’re hoping to add you to their “Friends List” tonight at Inkling on Broadway! Join them at Inkling’s July Gallery Showcase with a fantastic collection of silkscreened prints loose and framed. The Little Friends of Printmaking started out designing and printing concert posters but eventually began creating a plethora of prints for everyone from authors, comedians, and anyone else with the cash to pay them! Inkling will also have several new fun and funky new items from their steady display of jewelry, cards, gifts and so much more. Join them tonight in Lakeview at 6pm!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-8004 Map It
Liberty Bottleworks, based out of Washington state, are the producers of the only American-made metal water bottle. They carefully design every bottle to be BPA-free, non-toxic and non-leaching so you can drink your water with confidence knowing that no flakes or chips will end up in your drink like some other metal bottles. Liberty's bottles are also made from recycled materials and are 100% recyclable themselves. The gradually tapered neck pours smoothly and is large enough to be ice cube friendly for a cold refreshing drink to go. It's easy to open and close too – the lids are designed to have a simple quarter turn on/off design.
Drift Eyewear designs high-quality, handcrafted wooden eyeglasses through truly innovative and eco-conscious techniques. Local Chicagoan, Chris Mantz, built his first pair with an old skateboard and a dremel – his idea for designing eco-friendly eye-catching eyewear was born. Now, his growing company is selling glasses to optometrists and eyewear boutiques all over the globe.
Rated #1 by the New York Times, EcoYoga mats are one of the best and most earth-conscious yoga mats available today. Made in the UK of 100% sustainable, plant-based materials of jute and all-natural rubber, there are no chemical additives and they are machine washable, biodegradable, practical, and ethical. Its rubber underside grips the floor while the jute fabric/rubber mix on top to offer superb traction. Highly durable and tactile EcoYoga mats are perfect for beginner and experienced students alike. Learn more on the EcoYoga website and order in the US from the Barefoot Yoga Company.