Monthly Archives: October 2011

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Green biz leaders ask city, ‘What about Chicago’s recycling problem?’

Karen Weigert, the city of Chicago’s chief sustainability officer, was the main attraction at the Jefferson Tap & Grille in the West Loop on Tuesday night for a monthly “Green Drinks” gathering of local green-business entrepreneurs. To sum up the … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago eco-fashion designers strut their stuff for Fashion Week

By Judith Nemes Models will strut down a green runway tonight at Millennium Park to show off the spring and summer 2012 collections from the growing field of local eco-fashion designers participating in the weeklong Fashion Focus Chicago. Tonight’s Vert Couture Eco-Fashion … Continue reading

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Chicago shutting Environment Department, adding eco-friendly measures to new budget

(Crain’s) — Chicago will disband its Environment Department by yearend and integrate its programs into other departments, aiming to reorganize environmental and sustainability services to help meet the fiscal challenges of a city deep in the red. Karen Weigert, the … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Climate change and business part of Chicago Ideas Week

Climate change and business were on the agenda of Chicago Ideas Week amid the wide range of thought-provoking events scattered throughout the city these last few days. At a gathering Wednesday night, local experts in climate change issues and economic matters shared … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Report finds uneven results in green building projects

A new report on green buildings in Illinois shows owners who pay a  premium for eco-friendly features find it’s worth it, but only if managers maintain the building’s systems as intended. In addition, green building projects in Illinois that made energy … Continue reading

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