Monthly Archives: September 2010

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Green event planner aims to take Chicago events to next level

For years, Shannon Downey has aimed to change the way people celebrate and experience events in Chicago. Now, she’s putting her talents behind the upcoming TEDxWindyCity conference, which she hopes will spread the green message well beyond Chicago. Ms. Downey, … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Aussie biotech specialist picks Naperville for new HQ

Rod Vautier must have been inspired by famed Chicago architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham’s well-worn phrase “make no little plans” when he and his partners decided to move their green biotech company’s global headquarters to Chicago recently from Australia. … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Wind turbine maker blows into town with focus on rooftops

Some of the next crop of wind turbines hoisted onto buildings around Chicago may come from a small manufacturing plant on the city’s North Side intent on making a big name for itself in the wind-energy business. Andre DeRosa, 34, … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Reclaiming wood from the urban forest

Bruce Horigan and his wife, Erika, have been expanding their family-owned tree-recycling business by supplying the growing demand of eco-minded people looking to furnish their homes and businesses — and even hospitals — with reclaimed wood. The North Shore couple are trained … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Greening the neighborhood deli

City Provisions’ new deli location (Chicagoist photo). By Judith Nemes City Provisions, a catering company that emphasizes food from local farms and small-batch artisans, is extending its brand to a new sustainably minded delicatessen set to open its doors Friday … Continue reading

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