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Chicago Green News - Energy Saving Tips, Environmental News

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

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.

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 09:28 AM CDT

Stone Cold Drinking

Stone Cold Drinking

A Vermont-based stone company uses its soapstone scraps to cut cubes it markets as "green," reusable alternatives to ice.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 04:08 PM CDT
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By Rachel Gillman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Kendra Peterson on Running a Gluten-Free Business

Kendra Peterson on Running a Gluten-Free Business

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 the...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:16 AM CDT

How to Be Earth Friendly Without Nagging

How to Be Earth Friendly Without Nagging

Just because you like to recycle doesn't mean others do. How can you talk to people about their green habits without sounding like a nag? Watch how to be environmentally friendly without offending your friends!...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:08 AM CDT

Green Library Gives Power Back to Grid

Green Library Gives Power Back to Grid

The West Irving Library in Texas operates completely on solar power. The 1-year-old building is generating even more power than it uses.

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