Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mayor’s new green-economy report proposes strategies but no new programs

originally published in Crain’s Chicago Business, August 24, 2011 (Crain’s) — A new green economy report slated for release this week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel aims to double the current number of mostly private-sector green jobs in the Chicago area … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Celebrating an anniversary, and looking ahead

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Green Scene column’s debut, so I thought I’d take a moment for a quick look back and an eager eye ahead. The local green economy cuts such a wide swath across so many sectors … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago’s chief sustainability officer reaching out to new partners

Karen Weigert has only been the city of Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer since June, but she’s already forging partnerships across city departments and reaching out to the business community. Mayor Rahm Emanuel created the position to push green efforts throughout city … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Planning for an even greener Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza’s 20th anniversary concert event in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend will be the greenest one ever, with a raft of local green businesses getting in on the action.  Greenbacks will flow during the three-day festival to local vendors with … Continue reading

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