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  • Earth Pups: Chicago Woman Fulfills Dream of Green Doggy Daycare

    Julie Thomas had been working for LaSalle Bank for ten years when she got her final assignment. She was transferred to Chicago to sell the bank-essentially, to sell herself out of a job. In that situation, most people of Thomas’ ilk would have begun the search for another corporate career. But with new-found freedom and […] More

  • Sears Tower Reaches for Heights of Efficiency With $350 Million Retrofit

    The Sears Tower loomed large during my childhood in the Chicago suburbs. I remember when it opened in 1973. We took a special trip downtown to see it. According to my aesthetics as a seven year old, it wasn’t very elegant and I preferred the John Hancock Tower with its swanky restaurant on the 95th […] More

  • Solutions to Global Warming: Reduce my Carbon Footprint by 70%?

    Making a list of actions you can take to prevent global warming, or at least reduce your own carbon footprint? One item you may not have considered: move to (or stay in) an urban environment. Reduce Your Transportation Carbon Emissions by 70% [social_buttons]That’s the conclusion shown by data recently added to  the Chicago-based Center for […] More

  • Plant It Green: Five Tips for Mixing Sustainable Foods into Your Next Event

    Large events, from weddings to corporate functions to even your parents’ 50th wedding anniversary bash, provide a double-edged sword when it comes to going green. On one side, as events like these often focus around food, such gatherings provide the ideal opportunity to showcase local, seasonal and organic fare. But then there’s the other dark […] More

  • MeGoGreen Boosts Green Business with Power of Youth

    So you’ve resolved to start the New Year with a focus on being more earth-friendly in your purchases. You want to make sure that you spend your money on businesses that produce their goods and services in sustainable ways. You’ve resolved to avoid the big box stores in favor of local businesses when possible because […] More

  • Sustainable Architecture Benefits Chicago’s Underprivileged

    The urban fabric of Chicago is getting greener every year. Since 1989, more than 500,000 trees have been planted, more than 80 miles of landscaped medians constructed, and 2 million square feet of green roofs built or negotiated—more than all other American cities combined. But the more significant greening is happening in the built environment, […] More

  • Locavores Invade Chicago

    Wow, that sounds ominous! Rather, in Chicago, and around the Midwest, the local food trend in catching on, just as it has on the coasts. September will see numerous “eat local” challenges being hosted by a variety of organizations around the country, and the Windy City’s Green City Market will join in by sponsoring an […] More

  • Wild Things… You Make My Heart Sing…

    OK, cut me a little slack… I’m not nearly as bad about cheesy musical allusions as some…;-) More green goings-on in Chicago this weekend — seems like that’s often the case lately! On Saturday, The Habitat Project, along with a whole slew of other organizations, is hosting Wild Things: A Chicago Wilderness conference. This one-day […] More

  • Chicago Auto Show: The Interview Round-up

    Apologies for not getting this up sooner… was in bed at 8:30 Wednesday night, and yesterday was traveling home day… I spent a good part of Wednesday afternoon talking to GM executives. We’ve got audio files that we’ll be sharing with you as soon as we get some glitches smoothed out, but I wanted to […] More

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