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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Incentive plans reward consumers who recycle, cut energy use

Two pilot programs launched in Chicago over the last two years are encouraging city dwellers to improve their green-lifestyle behavior by awarding them points redeemable for discounted coupons at local retailers, restaurants and cultural institutions. Recyclebank hit the Chicago market … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: ReBuilding Exchange rides growth into bigger HQ

Contractors and homeowners looking for reclaimed building materials will soon have a new, more central location in Chicago to find aged window fixtures, doors, bathtubs and much more. Next week, the ReBuilding Exchange, an affiliate of the non-profit Delta Institute, is relocating … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Rethinking the use of paper

Companies looking to green their operations often place reducing paper consumption and buying from sustainable sources near the top of their priority lists. Recycling the paper that companies use is important, but many try to take their greening efforts further … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Sending a message via recycled art

A sculpture crafted from recycled paper adorns one of Urban Innovations’ River North lobbies. You wouldn’t normally expect a property management firm to install lobby art crafted from recycled paper and trash finds. But that’s what’s going on in a handful … Continue reading

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