Sierra Club volunteers Dale Duda and Cindy Blue are making Northbrook, Illinois the “way station” for the resurgence of the monarch butterfly. They are encouraging the planting of milkweed, a food source for the butterflies by engaging with local residents, while working towards passing a bill that would revoke the “noxious weed” status given to the milkweed in many towns. The focus for Duda and Blue is on schools, students, staff, and parent organizations in spreading the good word on the plant and encouraging the revival of the monarch butterfly, through garden clubs, farmers markets, and various civilian and municipality-aided green initiatives. Photo credit: The Chicago Tribune