From now until September, the city of Chicago is hosting "CoolGlobes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet", an innovative project that uses the medium of public art to inspire individuals and organizations to take action against global warming.
Over 100 extraordinary globes, designed by local, national and international artists, are on display along the lakefront using a variety of materials to create awareness and provoke discussion about potential solutions to global warming. Solutions that can be put into practice every day...at home, on the job and in your school. Visit CoolGlobe http://www.coolglobes.org to view each globe in the exhibit online and learn about the artists and their solution to stop global warming. The CoolGlobe pictured above is exhibit #70 "Heal the World" and the artist is Tamar Hirschl.
The city of Chicago is also one of the leading US cities in "green roofs" http://hortweb.cas.psu.edu/research/greenroofcenter/history.html and other things that help to pave the way for us to walk more softly on Mother Earth.
Summer Action Tip: Keeping your car tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Saving a gallon of gas will keep 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and more money in your pocket.
This information was passed on to me from Laurie David, Founder of Stop Global Warming http://www.stopglobalwarming.org