• 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 […]

  • December 13, 2012
    Winter Walk 2012

      December 1, 2012 we took a winter walk along William H. Powers Lake, formerly known as Wolf Lake.  We met at a central location and walked to different interesting points along the lake. Some of the attractions were […]

  • December 3, 2012
    Hard to Believe It’s December 2nd

    Perhaps Sunday wasn’t unseasonably warm after all, but rather what the weather has in store for us from now on.  Who would have thought it was December 2nd the way the thermometer was  climbing into the lower 60’s.  That […]

  • November 21, 2012
    Touring Our Dumps

    It never seizes to amaze people how many landfills there are on the Southside of Chicago or that most of our city’s landfills were located here.  On November 2nd, Suhail Barot’s Sustainabilities Studies class joined SETF for a tour […]

  • November 15, 2012
    Snowy Winter Walk

    We’re hoping for snow for our Winter Walk.  There’s nothing like freshly fallen snow to add to the excitement of being outdoors in the winter weather.  This year our annual Winter Walk will be led by our intern Tiffany […]