• July 22, 2013
    No Room on the Bus

     People came out without having reservations for our tour hoping for cancellations.  Regrettably, we had to turn some away because there was no room on the bus.  It was the perfect day for a bus tour – the sun was shining […]

  • July 11, 2013
    Urban Prep Students On a Journey

    Urban Prep students are on a journey to connect with the environment.  As part of that journey, Vice President Tom Shepherd, gave students Jerrett , Christopher, Malih , Ramano  and Aaron, along with  their facilitators Tiffany Mann and Rosa O’Connell, a […]

  • May 23, 2013
    Board Member Linda Cook is now an Indiana “Master Naturalist”

    Board member Linda Cook completed her two month training for Indiana Master Naturalist. She received her Master Naturalist certificate and pin. The course is comprised of 10 classes of 34 hours total, including Project Learning Tree and Hoosier River […]

  • May 22, 2013
    Into the Belly of the Beast

    On Friday, May 17th, the Task Force led a group of tourists down more than 300 feet below lake level into the Deep Tunnel Project.  With the cooperation of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Department, we were able to arrange […]

  • April 24, 2013
    Earth Day Lake Calumet Hike

    Twenty-five participants (along with 1 reporter & 2 Port District personnel) attended this “inside the fence” Lake Calumet Earth Day Hike from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm on Monday (22 April 2013). We met at the Harborside Golf Course […]

  • March 25, 2013
    CSU Intern, Tiffany, Joins SETF on T2T Tour

    On Saturday 3/16 I went a on a CIMBY Tour called Toxics to Treasures. There were two busloads of kids one lead by Rod Sellers and the other by Tom Shepherd. There were students from various high schools that […]

  • March 21, 2013
    Kitchen Spa

    Last Friday night the Task Force hosted a Ladies Night In workshop where our members got to make beauty and health products with common, natural, everyday ingredients.  The Chocolate Souffle facial mask made with yogurt, cocoa, honey and oatmeal […]

  • March 21, 2013
    If You Ever Doubt That theTask Force is Busy

    If you ever doubt that the Task Force is busy, just stop in at our office, or visit our blog, or click over to our Facebook page.  We have an activity scheduled for every month not to mention the […]

  • March 19, 2013
    Tiny and Inexpensive

    Watch this interesting video about downsizing your living space.  It’s proof that you can do with less and still be satisfied.

  • March 5, 2013
    Post Industrial Southeast Chicago

    For a glimpse into Southeast Chicago’s past, read these two recent books:  Exit Zero by Christine Walley and Fireflies in a Jar by Georgia Kraff .  Both memoirs give an account of what life was like when the steel […]