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Bloomingdale Trail: Chicago’s Answer to the “High Line”

Work on the Bloomingdale Trail will begin soon and will transform the old railway into a midwestern "High Line" in Chicago.
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Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.
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An Open Letter to the Chicago Transit Authority

The CTA is in need of improvements to reduce crowding, renovate dilapidated stations, make stations handicapped assessable, and eliminate slow zones. Funding these…
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Bay Area Startup Motiv to Electrify Chicago’s Garbage Trucks

Motiv Power Systems, a Bay Area startup, recently landed a $13.4 million contract to start electrifying Chicago’s garbage trucks.
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The Top 10 Chicago Area CSR Reporters and Performers

Is the Chicago Metropolitan Area (aka Chicagoland) a hub of CSR leaders?
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Chicago’s Small Breweries: Local, Sustainable, and Just Great Neighbors

The Chicago craft beer scene’s gradual rise took a big jump in 2011-2012. With the urban brewery concept thriving, Chicago’s small local brewers…
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Coal Industry Bribes “Activists” with T-Shirts and Lunch to Fight the EPA

a Chicago-based environmental group sent out a tweet over the rumor of a pay-to-protest ad that was posted on Craigslist by an alleged…
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Chicago Leads the Way in Urban Sustainable Agriculture

The Plant, an old meat packing facility in Chicago is being renovated into an urban farm that can grow fish, herbs and also…
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Chicago Plans Park 10 Times Bigger than Manhattan

The city of Chicago recently made headlines by becoming one of the most bike-friendly places as well as for promoting its recycling services.…

The Windy City Challenge – A Case for Managed Competition

Chicago examines options for its recycling program By: Brent Tarnow The City of Chicago, despite its long history of dreadful recycling services, has…
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Sweet Beginnings: Creating a Buzz with Honey and Green Jobs

You don’t often think of airports and honeybees together in the same context. And you never think of airports, honeybees and ex-convicts together,…
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Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Cities are now home to a majority of the world’s population and are on the front line in…
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Political Opposition to High Speed Rail is Beyond Stupidity

High speed rail remains a sort of punching bag when it comes to rhetoric about government spending and America’s unstoppable devotion to the…
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WomanCraft: Chicago’s Green Social Enterprise

By Dayna Reggero for Chicago Green Fest WomanCraft, a social enterprise of Heartland Human Care Services, uses recycled office paper and reclaimed flowers…
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Uncommon Ground: Chicago’s Certified Organic Roof Top Farm

By Dayna Reggero for Chicago Green Festival The first Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the United States, owned by the restaurant Uncommon…