Remember when our predecessors said this?
“United we stand, divided we fall!”

Together, we can make change:
Solutions EGG350

That is what we want to do through sharing and discussing ideas. Solutions EGG350! Take a look at the information below for ways to help. Will you join the conversation?

Solutions Flyer

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Note about the “city green energy aggregation”: If Elgin passes this proposal, citizens do not need to sign up for community solar or have solar panels installed on rooftops.

Mind Map

Check out this creative path of solutions to global warming:

Sustainable Grant

As EGG350 first reported on Facebook here, the City of Elgin has launched a new Sustainable Community Grant Program! This aims to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations, businesses, institutions, associations or individuals for projects that increase the community’s sustainability. The efforts must include a component of community engagement and/or education. For complete details (including grant amount, funding request availability and timelines, and grant guidelines-criteria-scoring), check out the dedicated Sustainable Elgin Community Grant page HERE.

Plant Sales

Purchasing native plants for your home’s lawn or garden is an excellent way to begin doing your part in climate change and bring back insects, birds, and many other animals. Our friends at Chicago Living Corridors have put together a listing of sales. Check out the deals available across northern Illinois via this link. The list is organized by county to help you determine which location is best for you.

Family Farms

One way to help the climate is by supporting family-run farms. In doing so, the added bonus is helping local businesses and our economy. Read more in an opinion article “Family Farms Can Help Solve Climate Change” HERE.

Healthy Soil

Dr. Donovan C. Wilkin discusses this in a document dated 03/06/2021. He writes about soil as an educator, ecosystem health as a product of evolution, what specifically is healthy soil, the magic of microorganisms, the magic of biodiversity, and the magic of post-carbon agroecosystems. Read his entire letter, entitled “The Magic Of Healthy Soil”, HERE.

Renewable Energy

According to an article featuring eye-catching graphs-charts to put power sources in perspective, 20.4% of United States electricity generation came from renewable energy sources in the first 10 months of 2020. That signifies an increase in a couple years; the same time period in 2018 saw only 17.5%.

Natural Climate

In a less than 4 minutes, Greta and George Monbiot explain in the video below what needs to be done to repair broken Earth. As Greta says, “Everything counts. What you do counts.” Check out the Natural Climate Solutions website for more information.

Environmental News

Want to keep up-to-date on all types of energy-related news across the United States and world? Check out sources like CleanTechnica and Renewables Now!

IEA Statement

On May 18, 2021, the International Energy Agency announced in recommendation form that investment in new fossil fuel supply is no longer needed. Read more about this statement, including perspective in context with prior developments in the climate era, in this The New Yorker article. The writer is Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org.

Myths Debunked

Saving the earth is not a selfless act, explains National Geographic ecologist Enric Sala. He debunks 5 myths about protecting the planet. Click the downloadable PDF below to read about these myths:
Conservation is an altruistic, bleeding-heart pursuit.
Conservation costs too much money.
Ending deforestation is at odds with meeting humanity’s needs.
We cannot protect more of the ocean because we need to fish more.
Humans are separate from nature.

Climate Solutions

Project Drawdown offers 6 short videos explaining what has to be done to implement climate change solutions identified by over 90 scientists and engineers. Check out the videos, starting with the trailer, via this link. Then, take action to start your climate solutions journey.

Recycling Solution

Ever wonder what to do with food storage containers that have surpassed their prime? Check out the program offered by Rubbermaid via this link and TerraCycle via this link as part of their commitment to sustainability. When it is time to upgrade to new containers, recycle the old via this option!

Bottles Back

The ad below might be familiar to you; it aired during Super Bowl LV (Sunday, 02/07/2021). America’s beverage companies are committed to getting every bottle back to help reduce waste and increase recycling efforts. To see what you can do to help their efforts, check out the dedicated Every Bottle Back website via this link.

Solutions Card

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Note about the “city green energy aggregation”: If Elgin passes this proposal, citizens do not need to sign up for community solar or have solar panels installed on rooftops.