Earth Day: Lincoln Park Zoo

Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo.

We all want to protect the planet for the next generation, and with a 31 percent cut being proposed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, there’s never been a more important time to dedicate yourself to environmental causes. In honor of Earth Day (April 22), here’s a look at some of Chicagoland’s best eco-friendly charities.

Lake Michigan and Chicago Skyline

Photo courtesy of City of Chicago.

The world’s best sailors and fastest sailboats made a splash in Chicago during the first America’s Cup race on freshwater in the event’s 165-year history. Forty-five-foot catamarans from the six different countries competed in this year’s America’s Cup World Series, just off of Navy Pier, at speeds of 40 to 50 miles per hour. World-class boating in