Monthly Archives: February 2011

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: ReBuilding Exchange rides growth into bigger HQ

Contractors and homeowners looking for reclaimed building materials will soon have a new, more central location in Chicago to find aged window fixtures, doors, bathtubs and much more. Next week, the ReBuilding Exchange, an affiliate of the non-profit Delta Institute, is relocating … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Helping institutions ‘green up’ their food services

Greg Christian Greg Christian became a food sustainability consultant for cultural institutions quite by accident. His original plan was on the other side of the equation: help food-service providers green their operations so they could get more institutional clients who … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: South Bronx eco-activist talks green jobs in Chicago

Majora Carter’s presentation at the TEDxMidwest conference in Chicago last October. Majora Carter, a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award winner known for fostering eco-entrepreneurship in the South Bronx and elsewhere, was the star attraction at a Blacks in Green-sponsored event this … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Home remodeler re-invents his biz with green-energy focus

One traditional home remodeler on Chicago’s North Shore is positioning himself for success in the emerging green economy. Ron Cowgill, who owns D/R Services Unlimited Inc. in Glenview, last August formed a new company that promotes his newly acquired expertise … Continue reading

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