Earth Day Essay Collection is a Great Read Any Time of the Year

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER AND AUTHOR OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND I was intrigued when I received a press release about David C. Mahood’s new book, Kings of a Lonely Kingdom: Earth Day Essays, Poems, and Musings on Nature (ISBN 978-0-9994876-2-4, 2021, 208 pages, $19, plus shipping). For 10 years on Earth Day, Mahood—a sustainability consultant, … Continue reading Earth Day Essay Collection is a Great Read Any Time of the Year

Meet Yumeka Brown: A Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

This is my third interview with candidates for the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago. The election will be held on November 8, 2022; early voting is ongoing. You can also read my interviews with board candidates Patricia Theresa Flynn and Daniel Pogorzelski. You might ask…why is the MWRD important … Continue reading Meet Yumeka Brown: A Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Meet Daniel Pogorzelski: A Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

What is the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, and why should it matter to you? 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 collects and transports animal waste, garbage, pesticides, … Continue reading Meet Daniel Pogorzelski: A Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Meet Patricia Theresa Flynn: A Strong Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

What is the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, and why should it matter to you? 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 collects and transports animal waste, garbage, pesticides, … Continue reading Meet Patricia Theresa Flynn: A Strong Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

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