A Vote for President Trump is a Vote for an Unhealthy Environment

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER & AUTHOR OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND The job of protecting the environment—ensuring clean air, soil, and water; protecting federal land from mining and logging, and mitigating the effects of climate change—starts at the top with President Trump, but his efforts as an environmental steward have been abysmal. In his nearly 4 … Continue reading A Vote for President Trump is a Vote for an Unhealthy Environment

Meet Eira Corral Sepúlveda: A Strong Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND Eira Corral Sepúlveda is running for election to the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago. I think the average person takes the MWRD for granted, but it plays a major role in treating wastewater, reducing flooding (increasingly important as Illinois’ climate becomes wetter due … Continue reading Meet Eira Corral Sepúlveda: A Strong Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Meet Cam Davis: A Strong Candidate for Re-election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND What is the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, and why is it important to me? The MWRD plays a major role in treating wastewater, reducing flooding (increasingly important as Illinois’ climate becomes wetter due to global climate change), and reducing the amount of stormwater (which … Continue reading Meet Cam Davis: A Strong Candidate for Re-election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Meet Kimberly Neely Dubuclet: A Strong Candidate for Re-election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND Kimberly Neely DuBuclet is running for re-election to the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago. She has served as a commissioner on the board of the MWRD since December 2018. Previous to this role, DuBuclet was the Chicago Park District’s director of legislative and … Continue reading Meet Kimberly Neely Dubuclet: A Strong Candidate for Re-election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Eira Corral Sepúlveda: An Excellent Ballot Choice on March 17 if You Want Clean Water In Chicagoland

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND Eira Corral Sepúlveda is running for election to the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago. She is the third candidate I’ve interviewed in the last week or so who is running for election or re-election to the MWRD. I think the average person takes … Continue reading Eira Corral Sepúlveda: An Excellent Ballot Choice on March 17 if You Want Clean Water In Chicagoland

Kimberly Neely Dubuclet: An Excellent Ballot Choice on March 17 If You Want Clean Water in Chicagoland

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND Kimberly Neely DuBuclet is running for re-election to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago. She has served as a commissioner on the board of the MWRD since December 2018. Previous to this role, DuBuclet was the Chicago Park District’s director of legislative and community … Continue reading Kimberly Neely Dubuclet: An Excellent Ballot Choice on March 17 If You Want Clean Water in Chicagoland

A Vote for Cam Davis is a Vote for Clean Water in Chicagoland

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND What is the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, and why is it important to me? The MWRD plays a major role in treating wastewater, reducing flooding (increasingly important as Illinois’ climate becomes wetter due to global climate change), and reducing the amount of stormwater … Continue reading A Vote for Cam Davis is a Vote for Clean Water in Chicagoland

Chicago’s Mayoral Candidates (Well, at Least Some) Discuss Their Favorite Parks and Their Views on Protecting the Environment

View of the Chicago skyline from Palmisano Park A few weeks back, I contacted the 14 Chicago mayoral candidates to see if they would answer the following questions: What's your experience using Chicago's parks or forest preserves in Chicago or its suburbs?What are the top three environmental concerns facing the next mayor?How will you protect … Continue reading Chicago’s Mayoral Candidates (Well, at Least Some) Discuss Their Favorite Parks and Their Views on Protecting the Environment