Support our local heroes

Looking to buy a thing? In need of a service? Here's a growing list of people that have turned their dreams into reality. By supporting local entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses you are supporting a better Chicago.

Founder, Jon Scheffel is rockin' the free world

Founder, Jon Scheffel is rockin' the free world

COMPOST with healthy soils compost, LLC

"Our mission is simple: to provide an environmentally-sustainable model of community composting and organic recycling for Chicago residents. We serve as a significant component in the local ecosystem—we are decomposers and energy regenerators." 


Green Diaper babies - cloth diaper service

"Green Diaper Babies is Chicagoland’s premier cloth diaper delivery service.  We are a weekly delivery service, bringing clean diapers to the doorstep for both city and suburb families of Chicago.  We do the dirty work for you!  We are a friendly, family oriented business hoping to benefit the environment and each family we work with.  Join us in our attempt to reduce waste, reuse, and improve the health of babies in Chicagoland." 


Clean Greener with MEliora Cleaning Products

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City forest products - amazing woodworking

"City Forest Products, LLC, revitalizes communities through the manufacturing and sale of sustainable products crafted from salvaged urban woods."


Pedal to the People - cycling as a solution

Pedal To The People has a menu of services from bike mechanic house calls to hosting classes. "Our goal is to provide the most personalized, convenient, and affordable bike service experience possible. We want you to call us back because you felt engaged with our service. Being on a bike makes us noticeable in a more inviting way....We often recycle the bicycle's parts into sculpture and use bio-friendly cleaners where possible. We pass on spare parts that are of no use to us, and provide educational tools to ethical, community, and recycling ventures."


Metropolitan farms - Local aquaponic farming

"Metropolitan Farms’ mission is to grow fresh food in the city where it is eaten. We believe this will result in a healthier, more secure and environmentally sustainable food system."

They do tours. And it smells amazing in there.