Monthly Archives: August 2010

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Alliance aims to connect entrepreneurs, advance the green cause

Peter Nicholson started Green Drinks in Chicago in 2003 as a way for anyone interested in sustainability issues to network and learn about green business and environmental issues. From those humble beginnings, Nicholson launched Foresight Design Initiative, an organization that … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Electric bike company taps alternative-transit trend

One of John LaStarge’s electric mountain bikes. In 2008, John LaStarge was inspired to sell battery-operated bikes in Chicago. He converted a regular mountain bike into an electric version and sold it to a relative, but then was called up for … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Eco-minded bank gets set to open

GreenChoice Bank, an eco-minded financial institution, is carving out a niche as one of the first green community banks in Chicago. After two years of behind-the-scenes work, a small group of veteran Chicago bankers announced the bank’s formation when it acquired … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago’s ‘Carbon Nation’ connection

The Chicago premiere of the much-lauded documentary film “Carbon Nation” is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The documentary is packed with interviews and profiles of people engaged in innovative business solutions … Continue reading

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