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Myth: You Gotta Drive to Get to REAL Nature

Do You Need Four Wheels and an Engine to Get to Nature?

City is often pitted against nature: Concrete jungle vs. forest or prairie. Civilization vs. wilderness. Shops and museums vs. prairie. But are cities as disconnected from nature as they seem? Must city-dwellers with an itch to experience wilderness rely on four-wheeled motorized vehicles to reach it?

Though many of our urban areas were built to accommodate car culture (we’re looking at you, Los Angeles), open, natural space really can be just a walk, bike, or bus ride away in cities from Chicago to Bogotá.

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Behind the Fence: 7 Gorgeous Gardens That Save Seeds

— by Jessica B. Turner, PhD candidate, West Virginia University

Mary, Mary, quite contrary…how does your garden’s plant diversity grow? As we recently explored in Myth form, preserving seeds is critical to ensuring we don’t lose entire species to threats like disease spread and climate change. Seeds are super cool when you think about it—especially when you can actually visit the gardens and arboretums that house seed banks.

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Oh, the Behind-the-Scenes Places You’ll Go!

Ever wanted to get behind the studio glass at WBEZ? Tour the city’s greenest greenery with the true experts on the subject from Chicago Wilderness? Journey through the forests of the Morton Arboretum with world-class scientists guiding your adventure?

Now you can have your pick of the litter during the silent auction at the EcoMyths Naturally Funny Gala at the Second City, featuring the following lineup of truly one-of-a-kind eco-experiences:

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Are We Too Busy to Care About Nature?


Has it become a hassle to care for the environment? Or worse, has it actually become passé to care in the first place?

While the ’90s made environmentalism cool again, some statistics indicate that identifying as a greenie may have gone the way of the erstwhile high-waisted jean or Friends hair. Yes, according to a 2014 Pew survey, Millennials, don’t wanna be called environmentalists.