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Method Puts Down Roots in a Chicago Community

Saskia van Gendt shared Method’s story on community engagement and its new manufacturing facility with attendees at SXSW Eco last week.

3p Weekend: 6 Most Innovative Public Spaces of 2015

Every year, the Urban Land Institute recognizes outstanding examples of successful public spaces that have "socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their…
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Method Opens LEED Platinum Factory in Chicago

One year after announcing its plan, Method opened its South Side Soapbox factory last week in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Cradle-to-Cradle…

3p Weekend: 10 Cities On the Cutting Edge

This week we tip our hats to 10 cities hard at work building the urban centers of tomorrow. The future is now.
Atmosphere at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference. Photo by Rebecca Hedges Lyon.

Green Communities are Empowered Communities: Reflections from SXSW Eco

This year’s SXSW Eco conference may be over, but the conversation is just getting started. This post reflects on how the topic of…

SXSW Eco Interview: Ian Hughes, Goose Island Brewery

Ian Hughes talks about sustainability at Goose Island - what the company has done and where they're headed in the future.
A drawing of Method's planned manufacturing plant.

Method’s New Factory to Host World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Back in March, eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant, set to be built on Chicago’s South…

SXSW Eco Interview: Angela Mason, Chicago Botanic Garden

Nick Aster talks with Angela Mason about Windy City Harvest and other programs the garden is involved with.
Isidore Electronics Recycling provides job opportunities for previously incarcerated Los Angeles residents while finding a new home for e-waste.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…
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How Cities and Businesses Are Working Together to Address Climate Change

A total of 757 public-private carbon reduction drivers from around thr world were cited in a new report released by the Carbon Disclosure…
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How One Social Entrepreneur is Changing Education Through Technology

A more fertile market created by the Common Core and digitalization, and futile attempts to convince a publisher to build the curriculum program…
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Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Who should pay for the impacts of climate change? This conundrum was at the center of nine class action lawsuits filed by Farmers…
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Method Breaks Ground on Its First U.S. Factory in Chicago

Eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method is known for pushing the envelope even in the sustainable business community: encouraging a work culture of "weirdness”…
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How Bike-Loving Mayors Make Bike-Friendly Cities

U.S. mayors looking to attract and retain startups and their employees, or reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, are diversifying their cities’…
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How Sears Became the Worst Retailer, and Company, in America

Once upon a time, before, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.