Kristen Holub

Kristen Holub, mother of 2 and creator of EcoActivista.com, is an artist and business owner turned stay-at-home mom. She makes conscious and mindful decisions to keep the household eco-friendly and shares tip and tricks for others to do the same. She can always be found running around town with her kids, as she jots down and shares their great finds in the city.

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Time to Get Organized

Time to Get Organized

| March 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

It’s been about two months since the influx of holiday gifts arrived at our house. Our car was packed to the gills as we drove home with all the presents, and we even had to leave a few behind at each of the grandparent’s houses. We live in a moderate sized loft for Chicago, but […]

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Look Out for the Bag Monster!

Look Out for the Bag Monster!

| September 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

So, you need to get some groceries and head to the nearest supermarket. When standing in the checkout line, you see their display selling ugly, reuseable bags marked with the store logo and think to yourself, “Ugh, I forgot my bags…again.” But oh well, you just check out and toss the bags into the garbage […]

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Extreme Cuisine Tonight – Future Food!

Extreme Cuisine Tonight – Future Food!

| March 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a premier screening party at MOTO for a new show called Future Food. When I walked in, I was almost immediately passed what looked like a cigar butt in an old gold ashtray…and then was asked if I’d like to try it. Yep, they meant to eat, […]

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Urban Gardens, Local Food!

Urban Gardens, Local Food!

| March 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

As the weather finally starts to warm, I’m starting to think about the coming days with my kids at the parks, zoos, and pools. But to many farmers and urban gardeners in and around Chicago the change in seasons is their green light to get things growing! We are so fortunate to live in a […]

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Have You Been “Under the Picasso” Yet?

Have You Been “Under the Picasso” Yet?

| September 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you live in Chicago, then you know there are always tons of things going on in this city. When we have visitors, there are always the “easy” options when showing them around Chicago: go to a museum, see “The Bean”, explore Navy Pier. But I like to try to find things that are not […]

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Chicago Consistently Ranked Top 10 Greenest Cities in US

Chicago Consistently Ranked Top 10 Greenest Cities in US

| September 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Recently, you may feel like “being green” messages are everywhere. Well, that’s because they are! Here at Chicagonista, we feel that leading a lifestyle that’s as eco-friendly as possible is important, but that no one needs to revamp their entire way of life overnight. Writing from an eco-conscious mom  point of view, each month I’ll […]

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Grow, Baby, Grow!

Grow, Baby, Grow!

| July 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

This Spring, my husband and I decided to make our large balcony into a container veggie garden instead of buying $100 worth of annuals as we’ve always done before. I asked him first what he thought about growing some vegetables out ther and his response was, “Why not do all vegetables?”. Yes! Why not? I […]

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Build it Green with Greenmaker Supply

Build it Green with Greenmaker Supply

| May 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Like many parents who live in Chicago, you know that most of us somehow fit more into less space. For my husband and I, that is a conscious choice. We live in a loft where most of our living space (and our stuff!) is exposed, but we bought it for its 16′ ceilings, knowing we […]

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Time to Explore at Hobbitland

Time to Explore at Hobbitland

| April 14, 2009 | 6 Comments

By Kristen Holub There is a new indoor playground in Chicago, and it is setting itself apart! Hobbitland is a clean, open playplace which opened this March (2009) On Western Ave just South of North Ave.  The area has been needing something like Hobbitland for a while now and I’m especially excited that I’ll be able to […]

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Find Your Inner Zen at Spanda Yoga Center

Find Your Inner Zen at Spanda Yoga Center

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Kristen Holub As I searched for a good place to resume my prenatal yoga practice, I happened to hear of a studio called Spanda Yoga Center at 906 N. Damen that would not be too far for me. An acquaintance said that she had attended their Baby and Me yoga class and liked it, […]

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