<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Green News - Energy Saving Tips, Environmental News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:15:59 -0500Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:15:59 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:36:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/air-pollution-AP7004221649_7.jpg
Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:37:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State...]]>
<![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:58:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003170932_722x406_37270083593.jpg
Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers.]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Head Sculptures Pop up on Michigan Avenue]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003595469_722x406_35825219986.jpg
New sculptures are turning heads on Michigan Avenue and getting people to think green. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:13:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Slide_aweber.jpg
AWeber Communications headquarters in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa. isn't your average workplace as it features video games, a pool table and even slides. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports ahead of the ribbon...

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<![CDATA[Junkyard Trash Turns to Art]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/ben+in+trash.JPG
With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:17:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/meadow.jpg
A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Baxter Brewing Company Goes Green]]> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:49:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/baxter-brewing.jpg
Luke Livingston, president and founder of Baxter Brewing Company, talks about ways in which he is expanding his business sustainably, with the help of John Rooks, president of The SOAP Group.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Has The Worst Traffic]]> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:49:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/traffic-4.jpg
Washington, D.C. has the worst traffic congestion in the nation, according to a new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Lays Out Environmental Roadmap]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:44:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rahm-Emanuel-Sierra-Club.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago the greenest city in the world and says that doesn't have to have a negative impact on jobs.]]>
<![CDATA[Emanuel Deflects Questions About Solyndra]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 23:31:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/AP100524019427.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday deflected questions about his role in a loan guarantee for Solyndra, a green energy company that ultimately went bankrupt.

<![CDATA[Chicago's Top 14 "Eco-preneurs"]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:09:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/earthdaygallery.jpg
Though some have called the "green" movement a passing fad or accused green-goers of being "trendy," some of those green-goers have a lot invested in sustainability: business. Of the many businesses with...]]>
<![CDATA[Lincoln Park Offers Green Home Tours]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:17:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lincoln-park-green-home.jpg
Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) wants to put Lincoln Park on the path to being a completely sustainable community. On June 25, the ward hosted a "Green Homes Tour" of several neighborhood spaces.]]>
<![CDATA[Children Learn At A "Green School"]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:39:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/ACADEMYOFGLOBALCITZENSHIP.png
Alicia Roman reports on the efforts of The Academy of Global Citizenship. It is a unique Chicago Public Charter school in that it incorporates green learning into their curriculum.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago School Wins $50k Makeover]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 23:14:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/st.-cornelius-recycle.jpg
St. Cornelius School wins grand prize in PepsiCo's "Dream Machine School Makeover"]]>
<![CDATA[14 Commercial Buildings Sign on to Retrofit Project]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 23:13:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/NBC-Tower_640x480.jpg
Projects will create more than 1,000 jobs and will eventually save the buildings more than $5 million annually in energy costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.]]>
<![CDATA[Emanuel Urged To Save Chicago's Trees]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:30:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/l_emearld-ash-borer_600x400.jpg
Chicago is urged to spend nearly $1.4 million to treat infected ash trees or risk losing almost 100,000.

Photo Credit: Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources]]>
<![CDATA[The Plant's Melanie Hoekstra on Reducing Your Company's Waste]]> Wed, 30 May 2012 14:03:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/ThePlantDiagram_mini.jpeg
"Going green" isn't just an empty, catchy slogan, and The Plant at 1400 W. 46th St. is proof of that. In July of 2010, Bubbly Dynamics LLC snatched up the former Peer Foods meat-processing plant at that address...

Photo Credit: Matt Bergstrom]]>
<![CDATA[How Chicago Fashionista Brands are Going Green]]> Sat, 19 May 2012 04:36:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*160/ecoglasses.jpg
Green really is the new black, and Chicago's fashion scene is embracing this new trend. From eyewear to boots, our city has sustainable retail to thrill even the most hardcore style pros: Gone are the days where...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Earn Green While Going Green]]> Sat, 19 May 2012 04:35:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/300*120/CTA+newspaper+bin+on+L+system.jpg
With Earth Day still a recent memory, being more “green” is top of mind. A recent survey from the Office Depot Small Business Index showed that 61 percent of small businesses are actively trying to go green.]]>
<![CDATA[Shedd to Host Global Earth Day Picnic]]> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:27:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*128/Earth+Final.jpg
The Nature Conservancy will team up with the Shedd Aquarium to host Picnic for the Planet 2012 to set the record for largest picnic in 24 hours on Sunday, April 22 and raise awareness for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Car Charging Stations Coming To Midway, O'Hare]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:51:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/car+charger.jpg
Electric car drivers will soon have more stations at Chicago's airports where they can charge their vehicles. The Chicago City Council approved the proposal Thursday to expand the number of electric charging...

Photo Credit: NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[How Customers Can Influence Business to Go Green]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/recycling944.jpg
Next week kicks off Earth Week, and we are all supposed to spend seven saving the planet. Earth Week, going green, carbon credits, LEED certified, it can all be a bit daunting.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Moms Raise "Green" Babies]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:32:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/430PPKGGREENBABIES_8519247_722x406_2225191523.jpg
A Chicago group of mothers is learning how to raise their babies with the environment in mind.]]>
<![CDATA[Kendra Peterson on Running a Gluten-Free Business]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:08:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/drizzlekitchen.jpg
As a personal chef in Chicago, Kendra Peterson serves her clients gluten-free fare with a focus on fresh produce and clean ingredients. As an entrepreneur, she manages dozens of clients, three chefs and...]]>