Despite being in a Prius, there is very little about a roadtrip that is environmentally friendly. “Travel Plazas” in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana don’t even have recycling bins! What they do have is tolls and corn.
It’s strange that a big city seems greener than the rural areas driven through to get here but that’s how I feel about Chicago.
Using the USDA database I wrote about Monday I found the Green City Farmer’s Market in Lincoln Park. Wish I could have gone grocery shopping but we still have two time zones to go, so we only had brocoli and cheese quiche for breakfast. I meant to take its picture but ate it without pausing.
Now as I drink local Goose Island Summertime beer from a compostable cup in Chicago’s Millenium Park, it’s clear to me. It’s a breeze to be eco-friendly in the windy city.