U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter Emerald Awards in Chicago May 10

The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter will acknowledge eight winners in the sustainability realm during the organization’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising event, Limelight on May 10, 2012. Award recipients include The Public Building Commission of Chicago, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Manuel Flores, Wight & Company, Inspiration Corporation, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, BP Bright Lights, and Testa Produce.

The Emerald Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and projects from across Illinois that advance both buildings and communities which are sustainable, prosperous and healthy. The awards are given in five categories: Chapter Mission, Individual Leadership, Outstanding Organization, Green Building Innovation and the Board of Directors award….

[The event will take place] May 10, 2012 at the Greenhouse Loft in the Green Exchange at 2545 N. Diversey in Chicago. Tickets to the event and presentation of the Emerald Awards are available online at: http://www.usgbc-illinois.org/limelight/ or contact Pam Jackson at (312) 245-8300 x204.

Green design standards are explored in several Roosevelt University seminars.  This autumn, SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning, will be taught as a hybrid course online and in Schaumburg by Professor Brad Hunt. Also in the autumn, students have online and face-to-face options to enroll in SUST 210 The Sustainable Future. If you are interested in taking this or any of our courses, please contact your RU academic advisor for registration details. If you are not currently a Roosevelt University student, we encourage you to investigate our degree options, and our course listings. For more information, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email applyRU@roosevelt.edu.

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