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Americans’ Sexy Landscape

In the neighborhoods of Chicago, it is not uncommon to see front lawns lining the front of residential streets. In fact, as a culture, the majority has taken to mowing their lawns without even thinking about the consequences of their … Continue reading

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The Power of Weed(s)

As my classmates and I stand before a real prairie like the type we have been reading about, my professor makes it a point to say, “Plants will never lie to you.” After, he went on to point it how … Continue reading

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Traveling Via V

“The conscious emulation of life’s genius is a survival strategy for the human race, a path to a sustainable future. The more our world looks & functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this … Continue reading

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Landscape on the Run

Were it not for road trips and the opportunities I have had to travel outside of the city limits of Chicago, I would probably think that the entire state of Illinois is made up of a bunch of Chicago-like cities. … Continue reading

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Chicago a Coral Reef

Some years back my art teacher told me that Chicago used to have tropical weather and I laughed thinking she was just making fun of me for complaining about the cold. Then, about a month ago, I had the chance … Continue reading

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How’s Nature Culturally Represented?

How’s Nature Culturally Represented? In ‘What the Ants Are Saying’, by Don Marquis, we are warned that “Man is making deserts of the Earth…will have used it up, so that nothing but ants, and centipedes, and scorpions can find a … Continue reading

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The Nature Deficit Disorder

People used to drive far to get away from the city because it was loud and polluted people felt they could not find rest. Now we still have to drive far to find places where we can submerge ourselves in … Continue reading

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