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Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:13 PM CDT
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By BJ Lutz

14 Commercial Buildings Sign on to Retrofit Project

14 Commercial Buildings Sign on to Retrofit Project

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.

Monday, Jun 4, 2012 at 06:30 PM CDT
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By Alexandria Fisher

Emanuel Urged To Save Chicago's Trees

Emanuel Urged To Save Chicago's Trees

Chicago is urged to spend nearly $1.4 million to treat infected ash trees or risk losing almost 100,000.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 02:03 PM CDT
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By David Wolinsky

The Plant's Melanie Hoekstra on Reducing Your Company's Waste

The Plant's Melanie Hoekstra on Reducing Your Company's Waste

"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...

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 04:36 AM CDT
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By Jetta Bates-Vasilatos, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Chicago Fashionista Brands are Going Green

How Chicago Fashionista Brands are Going Green

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...

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 04:35 AM CDT
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By Lara Miller, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Earn Green While Going Green

How to Earn Green While Going Green

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. So...

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 07:46 AM CDT

Shedd to Host Global Earth Day Picnic

Shedd to Host Global Earth Day Picnic

Picnic for the Planet 2012 to set the record for largest picnic in 24 hours on Sunday, April 22 and raise awareness for the benefits of...">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 benefits of...

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 08:51 PM CDT
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By Edward McClelland

Car Charging Stations Coming To Midway, O'Hare

Car Charging Stations Coming To Midway, O'Hare

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...

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 08:28 PM CDT
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By Melissa Flynn, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Customers Can Influence Business to Go Green

How Customers Can Influence Business to Go Green

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. The Lincoln Square Chamber of...

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 05:52 PM CDT

Chicago Moms Raise "Green" Babies

Chicago Moms Raise "Green" Babies

A Chicago group of mothers is learning how to raise their babies with the environment in mind.

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 01:34 PM CDT

Jessica Alba Is "Eco-Mama"

Jessica Alba Is "Eco-Mama"

Jessica Alba discusses ways that she is environmentally friendly as a parent and tells about her plans for a third baby.

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