Tag Archives: Sustainability

3rd Annual One Earth Film Festival

Taking place in Oak Park, Forest Park and also Chicago locations such as UIC, the Chicago Park District Garfield Park Conservatory and Humboldt Park, the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival is produced by Green Community Connections.  The third annual festival features 30 films … Continue reading

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National Conversation on Ports: Advancing Solutions to Support More Sustainable Ports

This event is the third virtual meeting facilitated by the U.S. EPA to bring together key port stakeholders to explore options to improve the environmental profile of ports while protecting community health and supporting economic growth. The theme of this … Continue reading

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Water Research Foundation Webcast: Water Footprint and Sustainable Water Utilities

The water footprint concept has been used by agricultural, commercial, and industrial water users to measure and report their water consumption, assess the magnitude of environmental impact(s) arising from this consumption, and identify opportunities for risk mitigation strategies that promote … Continue reading

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Northwest Water Planning Alliance Ready to Work

By Kaitlyn McClain The Northwest Water Planning Alliance, a consortium of roughly 80 groundwater and surface water communities in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties,  took a big step forward on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, when the Executive Committee … Continue reading

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Making sure the price is right: Addressing aging infrastructure through full-cost water pricing

By Kaitlyn McClain The Village of Westmont, Ill., like many communities that use Lake Michigan as a source of drinking water, is not located on the lake. Westmont’s water is purchased by and delivered through the DuPage Water Commission. The … Continue reading

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MPC wins Sustainable Landscaping Award at MWRD Sustainability Summit

  By Josh Ellis and MPC Research Assistant Jamie Makatche, photos by Abby Crisostomo   More than 80 community leaders, elected officials, public administrators and land managers gathered on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) … Continue reading

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Systemic Changes Needed to Water Delivery Services

By Matt Harrison We are presently confronted by challenges to meet immediate human needs without compromising the needs of future generations at every level of human organization, and cannot do so without developing innovative solutions to old problems. This is … Continue reading

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