The 8 Most-Popular Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in November 2019

A beautiful, hilly area of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota that will have you saying, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in the flat Midwest anymore.” A story about a company that puts its employees and protecting the environment ahead of profit 40-foot limestone cliffs, a stream, beautiful waterfalls, and a pond–all in Chicago's Bridgeport … Continue reading The 8 Most-Popular Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in November 2019

REI Puts Employees Ahead of Profit and Encourages People to Get Out and Enjoy Nature

North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Illinois (copyright Andrew Morkes) For the fifth straight year, outdoor gear and sporting goods retailer REI has announced that it will close its 162 stores in the United States on Black Friday (November 29, the biggest shopping day of the year), process no online sales, and pay its employees … Continue reading REI Puts Employees Ahead of Profit and Encourages People to Get Out and Enjoy Nature

REI Puts Employees Ahead of Profit and Encourages People to Get Out Into Nature

For the third straight year, outdoor gear and sporting goods retailer REI has announced that it will close its 151 stores in the United States on Black Friday (November 24, the biggest shopping day of the year), process no online sales, and pay its employees to head out to enjoy the great outdoors. In a … Continue reading REI Puts Employees Ahead of Profit and Encourages People to Get Out Into Nature