Category Archives: green design

The CCGT’s “Green Tech U” Winter/Spring 2014 Session starts Jan 11

This winter, the Chicago Center for Green Technology at 445 N. Sacramento Ave. on the Near West Side offers a wide selection of workshops and lectures related to urban sustainability issues and practices through its Green Tech U program. For … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, courses, green design

Reports Show that Despite Pledges to Go Green, Walmart is One of the Nation’s Biggest Polluters

by Allison Mayes Retailing mega-chain Walmart can make as many pledges and promises as it sees fit to please its customers, but at the end of the day it really comes to what the studies show. Back in 2005, Walmart … Continue reading

Posted in business, economics, energy, ethics, green design, news, planning, policy, pollution, waste

Not Your Average Ride

Landscape artist Marc Granen has taken the concept of a rooftop garden to a new level with his motor vehicle. Marc designed and built his own bus that has a fully functioning small garden on the roof. His mission is to … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, green design, news, transportation

American West Must Evaluate in Order to Sustain Limited Freshwater Supply

by Allison Mayes Writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, Dana Bartholomew, recently released an article discussing the dry American West and was not afraid to express her opinion about how people should not be attempting to turn the West into a … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, climate change, community, conservation, green design, news, policy, pollution, restoration, social justice, water

RU’s Wabash Building Earns Another Honor for Sustainability

On Oct. 25th, the Roosevelt University’s Wabash vertical campus building received an Honor Award for Sustainability from the American Institute of Architects at 2013 Designight. Described as the “premier architecture and urban design awards program” by William Leddy, the award … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, awards, events, green design, news, Roosevelt

Google Green Supports a New Renewable Energy Project

Google Green continues to invest and promote Renewable Enegery projects. The newest investment involves the Mount Signal Solar project out in California. Having invested $103 million into the project, the developers of the solar farm, Solar Ridge Power, are very … Continue reading

Posted in business, community, conservation, energy, green design, planning, policy, pollution, research

Andrea Vollf Hosts Sustainable Holiday Decor Workshop

Interior designer, LEED consultant, and writer Andrea Vollf of VK Sustainable Concepts, will be hosting a free class on how to make holiday gifts for friends and loved ones using recycled materials. The class is Saturday, October 19th at the … Continue reading

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Four Things to Know About the EPA’s Latest Carbon Plan

This article by Russell McLendon of the Huffington Post published on 24 Sept 2013 describes the release last week of new proposed government regulations for curbing GHG emissions from power plants. After years of planning and arguing, the U.S. government … Continue reading

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California Approves Largest Program For Shared Renewable Power In U.S

California approves shared renewable energy program PV Magazine 13. September 2013 By:  Ian Clover California’s Legislature has given the green light for the state’s “Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program”, which is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and will … Continue reading

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Explore the Prairie at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

by MaryBeth Radeck Interested in some exercise or a great outdoor spot for lunch while at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg? Need a breath of fresh air after some shopping at IKEA? Take an on-campus stroll and admire the beautiful native … Continue reading

Posted in activities, biodiversity, conservation, ecology, green design, news, restoration, Roosevelt, students, suburbs, wildlife