Category Archives: economics

Greenprint Plan Empowers Community Colleges, Develops Green Workforce

Editor’s note: This message is adapted from the Illinois Green Economy Network’s News and Events webpage announcement. Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation, Bank of America, and education leaders all across North America last month released Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare … Continue reading

Posted in community, economics, education, green jobs, news, publications

Good News from Paris: 195 Nations Create Historic Climate Change Agreement

Editor’s note: In recognition of the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris at COP21 this past week, we reprint this announcement from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom website. Read more about the details of the … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, economics, energy, news, planning, policy, pollution

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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Paris Climate Conference Revisits the 2-Degree Goal

by Tiffany Mucci Today, the world’s Heads of State convene in Paris, as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) aims for a landmark agreement over the next two weeks which may at last curb global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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Keystone Pipeline Project Rejected by Obama Administration

From the NY Times article by Coral Davenport, 6 Nov 2015: WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ecology, economics, energy, news, policy, pollution

New Report Finds that a Transition to Low-carbon Cities Could Save US$17-22 Trillion Dollars

New report “upends the notion that it is too expensive to do anything about climate change – or that such efforts would make little real difference” Continue reading

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Announced Closure of IL State Museums by Governor Rauner Threatens Both Nature and Culture

A message by the Illinois Environmental Council, which we feel is worthy to pass on to our readers. Illinois’ State Museums provide important environmental education opportunities to thousands of visitors each year. Governor Rauner recently announced that these museums are … Continue reading

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