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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: 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: City launches Version 2.0 of Green Office Challenge

The city of Chicago on Thursday kicks off round two of its Green Office Challenge — a program designed to inspire commercial building property managers and tenants to shrink their carbon footprint and save some money in the process. Last year, … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Turning green-minded Chicagoans into potential policy-makers

A citizen-driven website focusing on policy solutions for Chicago’s green economy and local sustainability issues just got a face-lift. The website, Green Economy Chicago, was launched in May 2009 by then-1st Ward Alderman Manuel Flores and Mike Bueltmann, a technology specialist … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: A New Year’s wish for greater corporate sustainability

In the year ahead, Chicago companies paying lip service to sustainability ought to make a resolution to get on with the hard work of implementing its principles into their daily operations. That’s the New Year’s wish from George Nassos, director … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Mayoral candidates talk green

In a packed West Loop auditorium earlier this week at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law, five Chicago mayoral candidates presented their environmental platforms to a gathering of more than 200 eco-minded Chicagoans. With one notable exception, … Continue reading

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