Category Archives: business

Chicago Bag Tax Reduces Bag Use by Over 40%

In February of 2017, the City of Chicago introduced a 7 cent tax on each disposable bag used in an effort to cut down on bag waste and to encourage Chicagoans to bring their reusable bags on every shopping trip. … Continue reading

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2016 Fogelson Forum at RU on Sept 29: What Is a Sustainable City?

Next Thursday, Sept. 29th, at 5 p.m., leading experts will discuss the role real estate will play in leading sustainability initiatives for major cities during the Gerald Fogelson Forum on Real Estate at Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. … Continue reading

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San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

Editor’s note: Just days after the historic climate agreement was reached in Paris, the city of San Diego announced its own groundbreaking pledge to reduce its emissions by half and to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the next … Continue reading

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“World’s Largest Rooftop Farm” Opens on Chicago’s South Side

Gotham Greens, a New York-based urban agriculture pioneer, has expanded its territory to bring locally and sustainably grown produce to the Chicagoland area. Operating from the rooftop of an existing manufacturing plant on the city’s south side, this innovative urban … Continue reading

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Living Resources Event: Business Solutions to Food Security Challenges in Chicago December 8th

“Living Resources” Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Union League Club 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 Hosted by Mariah Barrett and John Steven Bianucci RSVP at Eventbrite A free event and networking opportunity Join John Steven Bianucci, Director of … Continue reading

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EPA Releases New Rules for Protecting US Waters

From the Thursday 28 May 2015 online edition of the NY Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday [27 May 2015] announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the … Continue reading

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Good Food Festival & Conference at UIC, March 19-21

The Good Food Festival & Conference at the UIC Forum in Chicago on March 19-21 is excited to offer a student discount! The conference houses the biggest trade show in the country for local, sustainable food businesses and is the perfect place to network … Continue reading

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