Climate Leadership Conference recognizes the connection between business and climate

Climate Leadership Conference

By Alaina Boukedes The 2017 Climate Leadership Conference welcomed the nation’s top industry professionals to promote a cleaner environment and develop partnerships between businesses and agencies. The primary focus of the conference to discuss sustainable business practices like “Carbon Cutting Solutions for the Built Environment,” which focused on adapting our current buildings. “The build environment […]

Trump presidency causes worries for local environmentalists

By Alaina Boukedes President Trump has signed 12 executive orders and published numerous presidential memorandums since he was sworn into office. Many of these proclamations have been directed at the EPA, like freezing federal funding and restarting the notorious Dakota Access Pipeline. These declarations not only affect large environmental government agencies, but non-profits and local […]

Wild Things Conference covers climate change in Chicago

by Alaina Boukedes Speakers representing Illinois waterways and wildlife spoke to environmentalists at The Wild Things Conference about the dangers of climate change in the Chicago area. This conference, hosted by the UIC Forum, brought together enthusiasts and amateur nature lovers from across a wide area to discuss the past, present and future of the […]

Environmental Industry Night fosters transparency in Chicago

Environmental Industry Night

By Alaina Boukedes A group of Chicago environmentalist met Monday for an Environmental Industry Night for an update on Chicago’s latest green initiatives. Hosted by Environmental Chicago, the group meets the last Monday of every month at Pint Chicago in downtown Chicago. That establishment provides a casual atmosphere for environmental professionals to network and learn […]

Photo Gallery: Trashing city’s streets while exercising democracy

By Alaina Boukedes Chicago joined more than 600 cities worldwide in anti-Trump protests.  The Women’s March on Chicago drew more than 250,000 protesters, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.  The city’s sanitation workers were left with cleaning up the trash left behind from the sister march. Photo at top: Trucks from the Chicago Streets […]

Could zero-waste be the new recycling?


By Alaina Boukedes There’s a new route in conservation called zero-waste, which is a lifestyle that cuts out all concept of waste by utilizing reusable products instead of plastics or disposables. From singles in the city to families in the suburbs, Chicago residents see this new concept as the ultimate step toward sustainability. In 2012 […]