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Illinois organizations awarded for environmental efforts

Illinois organizations awarded for environmental efforts

Submitted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Twenty-five Illinois companies and organizations have been honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The Governor’s Sustainability Awards were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) during a luncheon Oct. 27 in Champaign.  ISTC is a unit of […]

Niche green products gain share in recession

As consumers pinched pennies during the recession, many put aside environmental concerns and opted for lower-priced products, the New York Times reported. As a result, the number of green household cleaners slid to 105 in 2009 from 144 in 2008, the story said. But green products from niche businesses fared better than those from major […]

Tech startups vie for funding at Midwest Energy Forum

By Ann Meyer The major automakers might get credit for launching electric vehicles into the marketplace, but they couldn’t have done it without new technologies that scientists and small businesses created, panelists said Thursday at the Midwest Energy Forum held at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center. “We’re able to craft technology to some degree, […]

How green are the clothes on your back?

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition plans to catalog the environmental impact of apparel making and assign sustainability scores to garments based on its findings, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The effort is designed to encourage apparel makers to be more environmentally conscious, while also making consumers aware of the chemicals and processes that manufacturers use […]

Chicago to add 280 electric car charging stations

By Ann Meyer With 280 electric car charging stations to be installed at Chicago-area plazas by the end of the year,  recharging an electric vehicle should get easier, experts said. The development stems from a $1.9 million city of Chicago contract awarded to California-based 350Green LLC, which plans to build a nationwide network of charging […]

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