Category Archives: Green

From Growth to Efficiency?

What comes after “growth?” Jeremy Grantham suggests it’s “limited resources” or what I’d translate as “resource efficiency.” He suggests that the shift we’re making now might be as big as the Industrial Revolution. In a world where so many observers … Continue reading

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B-Corps to Support Responsibility

A heartening development in corporate law, that allows corporations to be more responsible, not just talk about it. Via ChicagoREgen.com… Maryland and Vermont have passed Benefit Corporation legislation with similar legislation on the table in Colorado, Hawaii, New Jersey, New … Continue reading

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National Park(ing) Day

National Park(ing) Day 2008, an annual event, is coming up on September 19th. It celebrates parks in cities by creating temporary parks in public parking spaces. National Park(ing) Day is an all-volunteer event, and any participation is welcome. One can, … Continue reading

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Chicago Civics 101: Getting (Green) Things Done with City Government

A political education and organizing workshop: Saturday, June 28 10AM – 1PM Chicago Center for Green Technology Learn how the city works from the people who do it everyday! Work more effectively and strategically with aldermen, ward staff, and city … Continue reading

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Water Walk

In Chicago, we drink out of Lake Michigan, so things like this matter: Two Anishinawbe Grandmothers, and a group of Anishinawbe Women and Men have taken action regarding the water issue by walking the perimeter of the Great Lakes. Along … Continue reading

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Greening

In these last two months, we’ve gone from 40s to 80s. I think we had all of four days in the 70s and then suddenly it’s summer. A big chunk of the work here lately has been outside. Installing and … Continue reading

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Land Connecting

Terra Brockman, founder of The Land Connection to save Illinois farmland, sends out one of the first signs of spring around here: an invitation to RampFest. Ramps are the first edible greens to appear in our Midwestern forests each spring. … Continue reading

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