Posts in category "Green Tech Companies"

An "Ecofriendly Marketplace"

A week or so back, I got invited to attend the official Launch event for a new web venture, Oddisay.com (pronounced like “odyssey”, but it’s easier to remember when typing in the URL to think “Odd, I say!”, with whatever permutation of an English accent you wish to give it). I don’t know if the... Read more »

Making buildings more climate-friendly ...

Got back down for the monthly “The Current” event last week at Coalition: Energy, which was featuring a presentation by Environmental Defense Fund representative Ellen K. Bell, who was discussing a program called EDF Climate Corps. This is an interesting outreach that pairs top-tier graduates students with companies looking to improve their sustainability profiles. The... Read more »

Keeping your seeds ...

OK, I realize this is way late, but I think this is the last of the interviews we did when we were down at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. As you know, one of our “hot topics” here on Green Tech Chicago, which, admittedly, isn’t very “techy” is “heirloom seeds”, and one of the... Read more »
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A tasty solution ...

OK, so I’m feeling a bit stressed that we’ve not yet used a lot of the video we shot over the past several weeks – we still have stuff from the Flower Show, and haven’t even gotten into the interviews we did at the Good Food Fest. This is actually, something of a do-over for... Read more »

Pardon the self-promotion ...

Dear Green Tech Chicago readers, we do try to not make this blog a promotional vehicle for our own “Green Tech” venture, but both Ed and I are principals in the “urban vermiculture” start-up Nature’s Little Recyclers, and frequently the Green Tech stories that we’re coming up with do have things to do with the... Read more »

Tiny Houses and Butterfly Gardens ...

As I no doubt mentioned, we have a LOT of video still to edit from the events we’ve been to over the past few weeks … and we’re getting to these as quickly as we can. Today I decided to put two from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show together into one post, as, frankly,... Read more »
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Smaller and cheaper and better ...

So, yesterday I ventured down to the post-industrial semi-wasteland of Chicago’s south side … I believe the neighborhood’s officially “Pilsen” … in an attempt to find the South Side Hackerspace (it’s in a massive old factory building, with the entrance to that part of the building hidden around back – good thing I was running... Read more »

Honey from home ...

This week, Back of the Yards based “Urban Vermiculture” pioneers Nature’s Little Recyclers* hosted “An Evening With The Worms” to celebrate their successful Seed Chicago Kickstarter fundraiser. Representatives from a wide swath of Chicago’s green tech, urban farming, sustainability, and start-up communities were involved, and despite the somewhat chilly temperatures, a fine outdoor party was... Read more »

"Closing the loop."

Last week I was down at the Nature’s Little Recyclers’ worm factory in the Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood to shoot some video for a promotion they’re doing, and hung around to go on a delivery they were making of several bags of their “Caviar Compost” vermicast to their most recent farming partner, Pleasant Farms. This is a... Read more »
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A bit from Techweek ...

I was out of town most of last week with my family on a bit of a vacation, so missed most of Techweek, but managed to get back home in time for hanging out down at the Merchandise Mart on Friday. We’d gotten press credentials for Green Tech Chicago early on, and had been contacted... Read more »