Monthly Archives: June 2012

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: High-rise, low-carb buildings offer new ideas for sustainable skyscrapers

An exhibit of six green buildings designed by students at the Illinois Institute of Technology opened this month at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The six designs were superimposed on a massive white model city of Chicago already on display in … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago music fest grooves to a green beat

Greening your business or urban lifestyle and rocking out to live bands at an outdoor festival don’t have to be mutually exclusive in Chicago. The fourth annual Green Music Fest in Wicker Park and Bucktown this weekend is combining a two-day summertime … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Here comes the bride, all dressed in green

Wedding bells are ringing in June, and some Chicago couples are adding green elements to their celebrations with the help of a group that connects vendors to eco-conscious consumers. The Chicago Green Wedding Alliance has nearly tripled in size in its two … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Clean-tech leaders partner with aviation to rev up Midwest biofuel biz

A new coalition composed of a local clean tech group, airline corporations and a municipal agency aims to boost Midwest development of biofuels for commercial aviation. The Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative recently was formed to accelerate research, development and … Continue reading

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