Monthly Archives: February 2013

Rainwater Cities of the (Near) Future

By Shannon Madden In a highly urban environment like northeast Illinois, we’re used to managing stormwater by sending it down the drain as fast as possible with gutters, pipes, and pavement. But since we pay to capture, convey, and treat … Continue reading

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It’s not easy selling green (infrastructure)

By Abby Crisostomo Kirsten Bjork and Bill Brown purchased their first home in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in May 2012, and like many first-time homeowners, they immediately started dreaming about home improvements. When they received a postcard from the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Water solidarity

When people talk about water scarcity and availability and helping communities get access to clean water, they often envision people in developing countries having to walk miles to get clean water. They don’t usually think about the problems we in … Continue reading

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Call for Presentations for County Green Conference

Call for Presentations County Green: Renewable Energy, Transportation and Water May 23, 2013 College of Lake County – Grayslake, IL Lake Country is one of the fastest-growing counties in Illinois and the nation. As Lake County continues to grow, so … Continue reading

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