Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant

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Uncommon Ground, in Chicago, has won the title of world's greenest restaurant—again. and Canada Chicago claims world’s greenest restaurant is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Certification Chicago Illinois News North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Restaurant Association green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters Uncommon GroundThe honor is bestowed by the Green Restaurant Association, which certifies eco-friendly restaurants in the U.S.

Uber Tests All-Electric Cars in Chicago

Eco Auto Ninja

Uber launched the pilot program in Chicago just a few weeks ago to use the BYD e6 electric cars and if all goes well, the test could expand into other markets soon. The program would allow Uber drivers to lease, rent or buy the vehicles through Chicago’s Green Wheels USA dealership. We’ve seen interest in the program already from current and potential Chicago partners,” Uber spokeswoman Lauren Altmin told Reuters. There are currently 25 e6’s roaming the streets of Chicago.

Uber Tests All-Electric Cars in Chicago

Eco Auto Ninja

Uber launched the pilot program in Chicago just a few weeks ago to use the BYD e6 electric cars and if all goes well, the test could expand into other markets soon. The program would allow Uber drivers to lease, rent or buy the vehicles through Chicago’s Green Wheels USA dealership. We’ve seen interest in the program already from current and potential Chicago partners,” Uber spokeswoman Lauren Altmin told Reuters. There are currently 25 e6’s roaming the streets of Chicago.

Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open

Green Traveler Guides

Barely more then a block from Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s artsy Near North neighborhood, the Ivy Hotel was once an office building. Now it's the city's newest boutique hotel, and eco-chic too Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Chicago Hotels Illinois North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Travel News Ivy Hotel Midwest Reuters

URBAN FARMERS FOR CHICAGO

Green (Living) Review

MAYOR EMANUEL LAUNCHES NEW “FARMERS FOR CHICAGO” NETWORK FOR CHICAGO URBAN FARMERS New collaboration will provide farm trainees with support to launch food enterprises, make five acres of vacant city lots available to farm, and expand local supply chain for food retailers. Farmers for Chicago will give local residents a chance to not only learn how to grow food in their communities, but also build their own food enterprise.”

Chicago’s urban farming produces fresh veggies all year, 24/7

Green Prophet

Urban farming in midwestern American cities like Chicago has had its limitations due to adverse winter weather conditions at least 9 months a year. This unique hydroponic farming system is at Bedford Park, about 15 miles (25 km) southwest of Chicago. Farmed Here is just one of more than 821 agricultural projects found under the Chicago Urban Center Agriculture Mapping Project that includes anything from small private urban projects to multi-acre urban agricultural farms.

Marine Resource Economics now published by University of Chicago Press

Environmental Economics

Marine Resource Economics editor Marty Smith at the RESECON listserv: Beginning with the 2014 volume, Marine Resource Economics ( MRE ) will be published by The University of Chicago Press, which was founded in 1891 as part of the University.  Subscribers will continue to be able to subscribe directly via the MRE webpage on the University of Chicago Press website, [link]. 

Citizen Science Tuesday: Chicago Wildlife Watch

Nature Conservancy - Science

Geese in Chicago. What is Chicago Wildlife Watch? Chicago Wildlife Watch (a collaboration between Adler Planetarium , Lincoln Park Zoo , and Zooniverse ) has deployed cameras in the third most populous city in the US in hopes of learning more about how wildlife adapt to urban life. Why is Chicago Wildlife Watch Important? Chicago Wildlife Watch is working to answer these vital questions about how ecology changes in urban environments. A squirrel in Chicago.

Perkins Eastmans WELL Platinum Chicago office prioritizes employee health

AGreenLiving

Global architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman has earned WELL Platinum certification for its new Chicago studio, making it the first WELL Platinum-certified project in the state of Illinois and the fourth of its kind in the U.S. WELL certification will be even more important for workspaces as restrictions lift following the COVID-19 crisis and people begin heading back to their offices,” said Jerry Walleck, AIA, managing principal of Perkins Eastman’s Chicago studio.

Luxe Meets Eco at Hotel Felix: A Charming Chicago Stay for the Conscious Traveller

Eco Chic

Earlier this year, my (now) fiance Bryan and I traveled to Chicago for a fun weekend wedding and had the pleasure of staying at the most charming boutique hotel Chicago has to offer, Hotel Felix. Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel, I found Hotel Felix to be equal parts luxurious and environmentally innovative. We also enjoyed walking outside the hotel and being surrounded by so many incredible Chicago restaurants.

Marine Resource Economics is moving to the University of Chicago Press

Environmental Economics

  The MRE Foundation, which publishes the journal Marine Resource Economics , has entered into an agreement with the University of Chicago Press (UCP) for the publication of the journal, beginning with the 2014 volume. The University of Chicago Press was founded in 1891 as part of the University.  Subscribers will continue to be able to subscribe directly via the MRE webpage on the University of Chicago Press website. 

LifeStorage, Self Storage Chicago Keeping People Warm Through Coat Drive

Green (Living) Review

LifeStorage Hermosa in Chicago is holding a coat drive for Cornerstone Community Outreach until December 15th. “ We love to help out the community in any way we can and understand how hard the winter can be in Chicago ” LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider for home and business, records management and office solutions, is holding a coat drive at its Hermosa location until December 15th, located at 4500 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Chicago gives green light to "smart" signal system

Green (Living) Review

Soon, the same street light system may be implemented in parts of Chicago. But they insist it can be improved by as much as 30 percent in some parts of Chicago, drastically cutting down the time each vehicle spends waiting at lights. by Grady Winston Although they were built with good intentions, street light signal systems have long drawn the ire of drivers everywhere.

Chicago: a muy famoso chef goes green

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Chicago Boy Writes Christmas Song with a Message to Everyone

Green (Living) Review

8 Year Old Chicago Area Boy Writes & Produces Christmas Song by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Chicago, IL : A Chicago-area boy has written a Christmas song with a special message for everyone this holiday season. Ian Floodstrand, a budding young musician from Skokie, Illinois has written almost 100 songs at the young age of 8 years old.

Chicago's muy famoso chef goes green

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Chicago’s muy famoso chef goes green 8 September 10 · 0 comments | Gold Certified Green | Y ou may have seen him on TV. We just missed Rick recently in Oaxaca , where he regularly brings his culinary team to fine tune their taste buds, but whenever we’re in Chicago we never miss a visit to his ethereal Topolobampo or the more earthy Frontera Grill.

Check into Virgin Hotels, get a Tesla ride

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Starting today, Virgin Hotels is shuttling its guests around Chicago in a top-of-the-line, red Tesla Model S, the premium electric vehicle that is also the quickest-accelerating four-door vehicle— 0-60 in just 3.2 Chicago Green Travel News Illinois Nashville New York New York City North America Tennessee The Americas United States Chicago green hotel Tesla at Chicago hotel Virgin Hotels Chicago Virgin Hotels Nashville Virgin Hotels New York

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"The University of Chicago Press is happy to notify you that the new issue of Marine Resource Economics is now available"

Environmental Economics

Marine Resource Economics Vol. 30, No. 2, April 2015. Articles. Effects of the Share Remuneration System on Fisheries Management Targets and Rent Distribution (pp. 123-138)   Jordi Guillen, Claire Macher, Mathieu Merzéréaud, Jean Boncoeur, and Olivier Guyader. DOI: 10.1086/679970. Stable URL: [link]. An Inverse Demand System for the Differentiated Blue Crab Market in Chesapeake Bay (pp. 139-156)   Pei Huang. DOI: 10.1086/679971. Stable URL: [link].

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Award-winning Jewish primary school gets a sustainable expansion in Chicago

AGreenLiving

The Blue Ribbon School-recognized Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (BZAEDS) in Chicago, Illinois has elevated its unique identity with a sustainable expansion that celebrates the private K-8 day school’s Jewish values and cultural heritage.

Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Sierra Club Compass

Every year the Goldman Environmental Prize committee selects an amazing group of winners from around the world to receive what is sometimes called the environmental Nobel prize - and I could not be more thrilled with their pick for North America this year: Kim Wasserman Nieto of Chicago, Illinois. Kim is a phenomenal environmental justice activist and mom from the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago.

Climate Cycle: Chicago Rides Toward Solar Powered Schools6

Green Living Ideas

Climate Cycle is a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to make schools more energy efficient by donating solar panels and empower youth to become leaders in the emerging green economy through education. Climate Cycle: Chicago Rides Toward Solar Powered Schools6. Tags: Bicycles News and Events Solar Energy/PV Chicago climate cycle energy efficient schools Joey Feinstein solar solar panels solar power

Chicago’s Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants

The Go Green Blog

Here are the Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Chicago: Karyn’s on Green – Contemporary. With delicious food and a vibrant bar scene, Karyn’s on Green is making vegan sexy in the midst of Chicago’s traditional Greektown neighborhood. The Chicago Diner – Chicago’s favorite vegetarian vegan restaurant diner & vegan bakery catering. The Chicago Diner was voted best vegetarian restaurant in Chicago in 2005 & 2009.

Chicago’s Top 3 Eco-Fashion Boutiques

The Go Green Blog

Look no further Chicago, as we’re quickly catching up to the LA & New York eco-fashion senses for men, woman & even baby. Here are the Top 3 Eco-Fashion Boutiques in Chicago: Pivot Boutique – Founded by Jessa Brinkmeyer in 2007 as the first eco-fashion shop in Chicago. Chicago, IL 60607. Connect Chicago – Founded by Mitch Lindsay & Jonathan Shaun in 2008 committed to sustainability and social responsibility. Chicago, IL 60642.

Chicago’s Navy Pier to get a green revamp with hanging gardens and eco delights

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: A team of designers led by James Corner Field Operations has won the rights to redesigning and revamping the iconic Navy Pier of the Chicago city. James Corner Field Operations Wins Competition To Redesign Chicago’s Navy Pier. James Corner Field Operations Wins Competition To Redesign Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Method’s Saskia Van Gendt on its Chicago manufacturing factory and recyclability

AGreenLiving

Here is the original: Method’s Saskia Van Gendt on its Chicago manufacturing factory and recyclability. Saskia Van Gendt says there seems to be new energy around companies’ responsibility to take care of the environment. Business Green are-working employers energy greenbiz studio has-done new-energy the-environment their-employers verge

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Studio Gangs Solstice tower in Chicago is shaped by the sun

AGreenLiving

In Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood rises Solstice on the Park, a 26-story residential tower with an angular design that has been shaped by solar studies. The apartment complex is also topped with a green roof and optimized for expansive views of Jackson Park to the south and Chicago’s skyline to the north. Here is the original post: Studio Gangs Solstice tower in Chicago is shaped by the sun.

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Pattern Cities Spotlight: Chicago, the Sustainable City

The Green Changemakers

Chicago has come full-circle from being a leader in mass production and mass consumption, to a leader in sustainability and urban ecology. As we say on the Pattern Cities website: From defining the City Beautiful movement and birthing the skyscraper, to the rise and fall of its public housing projects, Chicago helped define the 20th century city. Written by: Aurash Khawarzad [link] The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Bloomingdale Trail and Park: Chicago's next green public space

EcoFriend

Bloomingdale Trail and Park: Chicago’s next green public space. Chicago is to get a new multiuse linear public space between the Ashland and Ridgeway Avenues. The Chicago authorities have just finished raising fund for the first phase of the grandiose project that will spread out in 2,000-foot of land. Chicagos next great public space Picture Gallery Chicagos next great public space This linear public space would lift you above the city. Please login. Sign In.

Trump hotel in Chicago guilty of environmental law violations

AGreenLiving

Hall ruled last Friday that the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago violated Illinois’ environmental laws. The hotel’s heating and cooling systems sucked almost 20 million gallons a day from the Chicago River with no concern for the 30 types of fish that call the river home. Via Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post Image via Ashleigh Nushawg. Trump hotel in Chicago guilty of environmental law violations.

5 Tips for making your music festivals eco-friendly this summer

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Black Rock City Chicago Community England Glastonbury Illinois Isle of Wight Nevada North America The Americas United Kingdom United States Xtras best eco-friendly music festivals green music festival how be environmentally friendly at a music festival how to green a music festival| Zero-Waste Partying | Thousands of people of all ages attend music and experiential festivals every year, here in the U.S. and internationally.

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Combining Sunlight and Wastewater Nitrate to Make the World’s No. 2 Chemical

Environmental News Network

Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have created a solar-powered electrochemical reaction that not only uses wastewater to make ammonia — the second most-produced chemical in the world — but also achieves a solar-to-fuel efficiency that is 10 times better than any other comparable technology.

The Human Side of Sustainability

AGreenLiving

The Human Side of Sustainability Date/Time: April 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Loyola University Chicago, in partnership with its Quinlan School of Business and School of Environmental Sustainability, presents a discussion of the impact of sustainability on people and communities, and the measures business can take. Business Green caltagirone chicago director environmental kevin-stevens loyola loyola-university quinlan-school sustainability taylor-flores value-chain

Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

Green Prophet

Puttings its money where American mouths are this super cool company from Brooklyn called Gotham Greens has just built the world’s largest rooftop farm -– in Chicago. Today, Gotham Greens announced their biggest and most ambitious expansion to date with a brand new facility, located in the historic Pullman area on Chicago’s South Side. ” Cities Chicago distributed agriculture Gotham Greens hydroponics Slow Food urban farming

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Retired USPS van is converted into a mobile community center

AGreenLiving

Known as the Chicago Mobile Makerspace, this renovated United States Postal Service delivery van has been given a second life as a mobile community center and classroom. Chicago Mobile Makers Images via Chicago Mobile Makers.

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Gore, Gates funds lead $80M round for protein startup born in Yellowstone hot springs

AGreenLiving

It begins production this month at a facility in Chicago’s old stockyard district. Business Green alternative protein breakthroughs chicago food-systems formerly-sustainable innovation month nasa old-stockyard research-project sustainableNature’s Fynd, formerly Sustainable Bioproducts, started as a NASA research project. Original post: Gore, Gates funds lead $80M round for protein startup born in Yellowstone hot springs.

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A Sea of Robin Hoods Tell the G8, "It's Time to Tax Wall Street!" | PR.

PR Watch

Thousands of nurses from around the world descended upon Daley Plaza, in the heart of Chicago on May 18, to demand that the richest nations in the world put an end to austerity politics and start asking the people who collapsed the global economy to do more to "heal the world.". In the lead up to the eventful weekend in Chicago, NNU had a hard time securing permits for their rally and march from the mayor of Chicago, and former chief of staff to President Obama, Rahm Emanuel.

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Freakonomics » Taking a Course From Gary Becker

Environmental Economics

Levitt: Up until now, the only way to take a course taught by Gary Becker was to be a student at the University of Chicago.

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LEED Gold Columbia Building cleans stormwater runoff with green roofs

AGreenLiving

The Columbia Building has received nearly a dozen awards, including the 2015 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design: American Architecture Award and the 2014 ASLA Oregon Award of Excellence.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 11

Cool Green Science

Chicago Tribune ). Environmental News Health Oceans & Coasts The Green Buzz bee collapse bee colonies bees Chicago Tribune daily news dangerous oceans environmental news florida green news health Huffington Post Green mosquito National Parks oceans PBS shipping lanes The Daily Green Time trees We’re buzzing about today’s green news. Unfortunately, the bees are not… 31% of managed bee colonies have been lost this season.

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Combining Sunlight and Wastewater Nitrate to Make the World’s No. 2 Chemical

Environmental News Network

Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have created a solar-powered electrochemical reaction that not only uses wastewater to make ammonia — the second most-produced chemical in the world — but also achieves a solar-to-fuel efficiency that is 10 times better than any other comparable technology. .

September JAERE is now up to 5 articles!

Environmental Economics

I suppose the University of Chicago Press sent the email announcement about the September issue a few days too soon  

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Water now a traded commodity

Green (Living) Review

WATER HAS BECOME A COMMODITY LIKE OIL OR GOLD: Now water is traded on the stock exchange Since the beginning of the week, water has been traded on the Chicago Stock Exchange for the first time.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 9

Cool Green Science

Chicago’s O’Hare has new landscaping employees: goats. ( Animals Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Global Warming Green Living Insects International North America Protected Areas Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy chicago o''hare driving cars endangered ecosystems frankenfish GM salmon goats Grist Huffington Post IUCN MNN Mongabay moths npr salmon university of tokyo Moths that drive cars?

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