Monthly Archives: August 2012

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Seeing promise in water purification

A local entrepreneur focusing on quick and cheap ways to purify drinking water is getting a double boost this fall. PortAPure Inc., launched in late 2010 by George Page, was selected by Impact Engine as one of the first eight startups that will … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Entrepreneur turns regional heirloom recipes into local, organic food products

Lee Greene is betting consumers seeking locally-sourced foods that are reminiscent of a sense of place — or terroir — will latch onto her line of condiments and other items that hearken back to some of the original immigrants that … Continue reading

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What companies may gain from P&G study on sustainability metrics [published on GreenBiz.com]

Proctor & Gamble and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced they’ve begun a collaborative research and development study that could lead to new tools for measuring sustainability objectives. The effort will focus on metrics within corporations’ manufacturing facilities and their … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: ‘Father of carbon trading’ predicts growth in clean-tech startups

Richard L. Sandor was ahead of the curve in identifying the next big trend in finance, so many entrepreneurs are taking note of his enthusiasm for growth in green technology startups, particularly in the Midwest. Mr. Sandor, 70, is widely … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Local entrepreneurs center stage in Lollapalooza’s green push

Lollapalooza’s producers are tapping local green businesses to emphasize their message that sustainability should be part of any music festival, especially one of the biggest in the country. Beginning Friday, the three-day live music extravaganza will feature 130 bands on eight … Continue reading

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