Press & Articles 2011

October 17, 2011

Chicago relaunces the Waste to Profit Network. The Network reduces waste, reduces emissions and retains jobs. Read the release here.


September 6, 2011

Chicago's 2011 Neighborhood Paper Drive winners are announced. See the winners and learn about waste reduction action here.


September 3, 2011

The Economist profiles the Chicago Climate Action Plan, among other municipal climate & sustainability plans, in "Cities and Climate Change: Greening the Urban Jungle". Read the article here.


August 28, 2011

Chicago Tribune covers how Illinois and Chicago organizations are being climate-smart in their designs and projects. Featuring The Nature Conservancy of Illinois, Chicago Wilderness, The Field Museum and the City of Chicago's Sustainable Backyards Program, this article covers it all. Read it online here.


August 22, 2011

Chicago Works featured the Green Taxi Program on a recent program. The Green Taxi Program offers incentives and rebates to Chicago's taxi fleets to convert or purchase alternatively fueled vehicles, like ones which run on compressed natural gas. Watch the segment here.


August 16, 2011

Chicago's Hegewisch Marsh is the focus of an ABC 7 feature, which includes work by Greencorps Calumet crews and Department of Environment staff and consultants. View the clip here.


August 15, 2011

USA Today features U.S. cities as they begin to adapt their infrastructure and plans to changing climates. Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and others are featured. Be sure to read Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert's comments. Read the article here. 


August 11, 2011

Crain's Chicago interviews Chicago's Chief Sustainability Officer, Karen Weigert, in a "Green Scene" column. Read the Q & A here.


July 25, 2011

Chicago's Chief Sustainability Officer was featured on Chicago's PBS Station WTTW, speaking on how Chicago is preparing for our future. View the clip here.

July 21, 2011

350Green, the vendor Chicago has partnered with to building the electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, reveals locations of first public charging stations for electric vehicles in the Chicago Tribune.


July 19, 2011

Nissan's Leaf, the 100% electric vehicle, will arrive in Chicago ahead of schedule. Read the Chicago Tribune article.


July 13, 2011

Chicago Department of Environment's Aaron Durnbaugh discusses the Chicago Climate Action Plan in light of new 50-year forecasts. Hear his interview here.


July 10, 2011

Chicago Department of Environment's Aaron Durnbaugh explains how Chicago is preparing for changes in climate with ABC 7. Watch the segment here.


June 20, 2011

The Chicago Climate Action Plan and Chicago's climate actions are featured in the Carbon Disclosure Project's 2011 Global Report on C40 Cities. Read the report here.


May 31, 2011

CCAP's Adaptation Strategy is the topic of a New York Times' editorial. Read the editorial here.


May 29, 2011

Climate change and adaptation is featured in Newsweek with the article "The Reality of Global Climate Change is Upon Us: Are You Ready For More?" Read the article here.


May 23, 2011

The Chicago Climate Action Plan's Adaptation section is recognized by the New York Times and PBS. Read the New York Times article "Changes in the Air: A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast" and view the PBS segment "Feeling the Effects of Climate Change".


March 30, 2011

The green roof industry grew by 28.5% in 2010, and Chicago leads the nation in green roofs for the 7th consecutive year.
Read the press release here


February 21, 2011

Prominent Israeli environmental activist Gideon Bromberg  and a distinguished group of Chicago area experts will lead series of discussions and presentations on the important issue of water management. All events will take place as part of the annual Weinstein-Schneiderman Social Justice Weekend April 1-3.  Water Across Borders: Negotiating the Coming Water Crisis


February 18, 2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley announces that 280 charging stations for electric vehicles will be installed in the Chicago area – 220 of which will be located in the City. Read the press release here.


January 27, 2011

ICLEI and City of Chicago Announce Round 2 of the Green Office Challenge. Read the press release here.


January 14, 2011

Request for Proposals for 2010 Chicago and Regional Commuty Emissions Inventory, proposals due February 7. Read the RFP here. 

Read responses to questions asked for the 2010 Chicago and Regional Community Emissions Inventory, posted January 28, 2011


January 2011

An article by Chicago Department of Environment First Deputy Commissioner Joshua Milberg is featured in ITSC Magazine's January issue: Plug Into the Future in ITSC Magazine

Press inquiries should be directed to Larry Merritt, Public Information Officer for the Chicago Department of Environment. (312)744-5716

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