Author: Smart Power Illinois

The CTA Is Setting High Goals To Combat Climate Change

Rising greenhouse gas emissions and the increasing effects of climate change have prompted many cities to invest more money into ...
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Illinois Is Leading The Way In Solar Energy

“We celebrate what coal built for us, what the power it brought in the thirties and forties and fifties meant to these ...
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Are Microgrids the Perfect Power System?

The Microgrid is a Perfect Power System.  According to the Center of Climate and Energy Solutions, “Microgrids are ...
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Are Electric Cars More Expensive Than Gas Cars?

For many years, electric cars seemed like a high-tech luxury of the ultra-wealthy, something the average consumer could only ...
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The World has a Roommate Problem

Have you ever had a roommate like Rocky who never seemed to do their part? No matter how much you hinted or set a good example, ...
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To Eat Meat Or Not To Eat Meat…Is That The Question?

A tale as old as time, or so it seems, is the battle between meat-eaters and vegetarians. Whichever camp you find yourself in or ...
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What Does Climate Change Look Like To You?

What Image Do You See? Like Rosa and Rocky, many of us conjure thoughts of distant and abstract futures being affected or remote ...
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Get Ready… Get Set… Get Solar!

How to Solar Power? Are you motivated by our climate change crisis to pursue renewable energy sources for your home? Maybe you ...
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DIY Science & Sustainability Homeschool Activities and Resources

2020 has been difficult in many arenas and parents of school-age children have faced very hard choices when it comes to ...
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The Plant-Air Quality Myth and the Benefits of Indoor Gardens

There’s No Better Time Than Now There are so many reasons to bring “the green” into your living space: ambiance, mental ...
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