Join leaders in Green Building, Green Business and Community Environmental Leadership at the GreenWorks Fast Pitch, where you will experience Chicago’s sustainability elite competing for top prizes in the 2010 Mayor Daley’s GreenWorks Awards.
Join the Chicago Climate Action Plan team next Tuesday, October 26 at the Merchandise Mart Conference Center to play . . . → Read More: Tomorrow Night 10.26: Exciting Conclusion to 2010 GreenWorks Competition
Join us April 23 for an Earth Day party at the Nature Museum 5-11PM! Earth, Wine and Fire! EarthWineandFire.com . . . → Read More: Earth Wine and Fire: Earth Day benefit party Fri April 23
Jason Hernandez sends this, about a web telecast tomorrow, called Seeing the Green: Bolstering Economic Development Strategies with Environmental Responsibility.
I just wanted to let you know about this telecast being organized by the Economic Development Association, which is part of the US Commerce Department.
Ted Wysocki is President and CEO of Chicago’s Local Economic . . . → Read More: Environmentally Responsible Economic Development
Department of Environment News and Opportunities – June 2008 – June 7: Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Open – June 9-11: NeoCon at Merchandise Mart – June 13: Bike to Work Day Rally – June 21: Environmental Resource Event at U.S. Cellular Field – June 30: Registration Deadline for Solar PowerUp! for Kids – . . . → Read More: DOE News and Opportunities – June 2008
Department of Environment News and Opportunities – May 2008 – May 10: Smart Home Green + Wired – May 10: Green Your Closets and Drawers – May 15: Daley Plaza Farmers Market – May 17: Clean and Green – May 17-18: Green Festival – May 17-18: Great Chicago Places and Spaces Tour
Smart Home Green . . . → Read More: DOE News and Opportunities, May 2008
You recycle bottles and cans. And paper. But what about windows? 2x4s? Countertops and cabinets? Gary Zuckerman does it all. He can help you move it, too. Here’s how he describes his business:
Recycle Plus offers resedential, commercial, and industrial recycling services for the public. In addition to this we sell reusable items like moving . . . → Read More: Need Some Gently Used House Parts?
Ted Ernst’s Marshall Square Parkway Garden Club project is blooming in some pleasantly surprising ways. Check out how he’s turning a toilet paper question into a community garden answer.
I wanted to pass along this great news I just read about Columbia College Chicago:
ColumbiaONLINE: Your source for news and information on the Columbia College and community.
February 22, 2007 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9
Wind Power to Provide 30 Percent of Columbia’s Energy
The college has entered into a two-year agreement with Community Energy, . . . → Read More: Wind Power to Provide 30% of Columbia College’s Energy
C3 Leader Grace Sielaff is looking for volunteers to help recycle water bottles at this year’s Air and Water Show, August 2007.
She is also a professional designer. Her M. Grace Designs business website shows how gorgeous design and green building can come together. Props for featuring LEED and other green building info prominently . . . → Read More: Green Design
C3 classmate Kevin Murphy sez, “I received my regular newsletter from Larry, of Other World Computing, and was delighted to read this at the end of all the sales information and helpful hints.”
While it seems pretty far off now, I know it’s a lot sooner than it might feel that OWC will be in . . . → Read More: Other World Consulting
I wanted to share a little action I’ve been doing, so that maybe you’ll want to do it too : whenever there’s significant environmental news, like this:
Warmer ocean waters disrupt Pacific food chain By MARCUS WOHLSEN
…I email the title and the link to the ‘contact us’ section on the websites of . . . → Read More: “Action”
Join hosts Mark Kleman and Charles Shaw as they introduce you to Chicago’s first eco-friendly social club, a beautiful creation by cob artist Miguel Elliot for the opening of the Butterfly Social Club! Also some pre-Valentine’s Day mischief making with aphrodisiac concoctions & live DJ sets by DJs Dojo & The Abominable Twitch.
Thurs, Feb . . . → Read More: Opening of Eco-Friendly Club
From Gapers Block:
The Green Exchange, Logan Square’s proposed “green merchandise mart” has launched its website. Dedicated towards green living, the site offers building plans, an FAQ and a forum to discuss the building and issues surrounding its development.
Here’s a great way to help the River from home – add a rain barrel to your house. Rain barrels help you conserve water, reduce the amount of water going directly to the sewer system and provide water for your garden.
Friends of the Chicago River board member Grant Crowley has a great offer . . . → Read More: Make Your Own Rainbarrel — FREE BARRELS
The Oct 30th issue of Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Excelon, the Chicago-based utility company, plans to save 10% per year on it’s electricity bill due to green choices made during construction, such as utilizing floor-to-ceiling windows that will supliment or eliminate fluorescent lighting with sunlight. They’re also relocating most workers to cubicles near the . . . → Read More: Going Green with the Sun
The Chicago Tribune did a nice story last week on Shelly Herman (no relation) and Irv Cernauskas, owners of FreshPicks, local organic delivery.
They live in the city and have connected with a number of local farmers. They deliver $15, $25 and $40 boxes of fresh, organic, in-season produce weekly or every other week, . . . → Read More: Fresh Picks: Local Organic Delivery
This post initiates a new category, Green Business. I’d like to start posting not only the names of businesses we think are run in environmentally friendly ways, but also what it is that they are doing that we think is so friendly. We need to define the category, not just fill it up!
So here’s . . . → Read More: The Bleeding Heart Bakery