Monthly Archives: May 2011

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Evanston startup helps small firms go green

Most small business owners wouldn’t naturally think about swapping out their exit signs for more eco-friendly ones as an obvious place to start greening their workplace. But that’s what an Evanston startup is banking on as one of the initial … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Clean-tech entrepreneurs gather to explore Illinois growth options

Leaders of Illinois’ “clean energy” movement gathered in Chicago yesterday and called more coherent state legislation and better financing opportunities as essential ingredients to attract growth in the renewable energy sector here. More than 100 clean-tech entrepreneurs, finance executives, policy … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Field Museum spotlights sustainable design

The Field Museum is kicking off a new exhibit Friday that will feature items made from sustainable materials and created by 10 designers from the worlds of fashion, furniture, textiles and home products. The designers, including fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Incentive plans reward consumers who recycle, cut energy use

Two pilot programs launched in Chicago over the last two years are encouraging city dwellers to improve their green-lifestyle behavior by awarding them points redeemable for discounted coupons at local retailers, restaurants and cultural institutions. Recyclebank hit the Chicago market … Continue reading

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