Category: Green Tech Editorial

A couple of books on Cities and Transportation

Back in October, I posted about attending the National Shared Mobility Summit, and mentioned sitting in on a session with a couple of authors, whose books sounded interesting enough for me to hit up their publishers for review copies (I have a long-running book review blog, with 700 or so books featured). Since then, I... Read more »

Visions of the future ...

OK, a bit of a pivot here (there’s still more coming from the Flower & Garden show, plus several pieces from the Good Food Festival to look forward to), but Ed was enthusiastically encouraging me to put up a post about these books, so here they are. As some of you know, I have been... Read more »

Perfect Day?

Hey, Green Tech Chicago readers … this is going to be a bit of a divergence as I’m taking up the “Blogapalooza” challenge this evening which asks all Chicago Now bloggers “Write what your perfect day would be like, either in reality or fantasy” … and, frankly, I’m not sure how close I’m going to... Read more »

How Nature’s Little Recyclers came to The Plant and gave Birth to Green Tech Chicago

There are times in your life when your priorities change and are compelled to take a new course.  One year ago, that happened to me, and through it, I discovered a whole new world within my own home city, Chicago.  At the core of my change is The Plant, the first vertical farm in the... Read more »

A bit of navel-gazing ...

This is not going to be your typical Green Tech Chicago blog post … no video, no interview, not even some pic I took while out-and-about (that image is courtesy of the ever-useful Creative Commons search). Nope, this one’s all about “navel-gazing”, thinking about who we are and what we’re doing here. Why, you might... Read more »

Chicago, America’s Largest Sustainable Community

Chicago has gone green, leading the world with America’s largest sustainable community, according to the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center.  This commitment to creating a greener city finds supporters in the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Universities, businesses, property owners, grocers, urban farmers, community gardens, civic organizations, and citizens from every neighborhood.  We are witnessing... Read more »

Seed Freedom & Urban Farming

Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago is beginning a seed saving initiative, working with local seed savers in order to increase our seed diversity.  In St. Louis, Seed Exchange, which began in 1975, offers a diverse and affordable catalog which can help local seed savers begin. Over the next few years we will likely see the rise... Read more »