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A Look At Chicago's 'Green City' Reputation

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

It seems almost weekly that a new crop of cities is duking it out for the superlative title of "greenest" — and in the past decade, Chicago has stea...

Poll: Most Chicago-Area Residents Living 'Greener'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From his bucolic farm on the south side of Naperville, Steve Tiwald can see the imprint of the country's "green movement" on the faces of eager patron...

Chicago Bureaucracy Biggest Roadblock In New Green Initiatives

Chicago News Cooperative | JESSICA REAVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For many city dwellers -- dependent as they are on flown-in supermarket produce or temporary farmers' markets -- fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables ...

Chicago's Recycling Problem: Thousands Of Bins, No Solid Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you live in Chicago, chances are you have been irritated by the city's lack of a decent recycling program. Some folks sneak across the street (int...

Sadhu Johnston, Chicago's Top Green Official, Quietly Bolts To Vancouver

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley has been saying for years that he wants to make Chicago the greenest city in the country, but his environmental record is decidedly mixed....

City Earmarking Environmental Stimulus Cash

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago will get more than $27 million in Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grants as part of the federal stimulus program....

Chicago's Green City Campaign A 'Total Public Relations Fraud': Professor

Chi-Town Daily News | MARIAN WANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, Mayor Daley has been talking about making Chicago the "greenest city." Lately, in light of Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid, he's been talking ab...

What Does Green Mean?

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and his top aides--and by extension most aldermen--are big on the idea of making Chicago the greenest city in the country. In fact, some s...

If Paying Taxes is Patriotic, Chicagoans are the Best Patriots on Earth

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

If paying taxes makes you patriotic, Chicagoans should get a memorial built in their honor (or just add Harry Caray's face to Mount Rushmore).

The Organic Color Line

The Chicago Reporter | Kelly Virella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a one-acre vegetable farm in Chicago, a bearded, 6 foot, 3 inch-tall black man squats before a bed of green, leafy radishes. Unlike most produce, t...

A Garden Grows In Cabrini

Chi Town Daily News | Mary Brophy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eventually, the land at City Farm in Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood will sell for millions of dollars and a development deal. But for now, it s...

Chicago In Top Fives For Hybrid Cars

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago ranked fifth among American cities for sales of new hybrid cars, according to a survey by and reported in the Sun-Times. Chica...

What It Takes For Chicago To Lead In The Growing Green Economy

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Learner

Within the next three years, one city will emerge as the center of America's clean tech and green business economy. Will it be Chicago?

Chicago Testing Electric Hybrid Buses

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The CTA is testing a new hybrid electric bus that can get seven to eight miles per gallon -- double the mpg of current CTA hybrids. The new hybrid en...