Article from GPP Executive Director in Chicago Business Journal.
The City of Chicago announced that 10 local colleges and universities have joined Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative (CBI), committing to reduce energy consumption by 20% in at least one campus building over the next five years. See the press release here: ARCH
Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded Chicago $1 million for a SmartData Platform, the first open-source, predictive analytics platform – aggregating information in one place to help leaders make smarter, faster decisions and prevent problems before they develop.
Congrats also to USDN members from Providence (winning the largest award), Philadelphia, Houston, and Santa Monica. Details about the innovative projects are here.
Nice shout out to USDN! Interesting series from Darby Minow Smith in Grist. Read profiles of some of the women who are directing their cities’ moves toward sustainability.
“A sustainable Chicago is a city that spends less on energy use with each passing year, creates good-paying jobs in up-and-coming industries, responsibly maintains and upgrades its infrastructure, and ensures every Chicagoan has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle.” — Mayor Emanuel
Read all about it here.
Global Philanthropy Partnership’s Olivia Cohn accepts Siemens’ award for the City of Chicago. Congratulations to Chicago, Santa Monica and Purcellville, VA for your sustainability efforts.
Time Out Chicago singles out the Chicago Climate Action Plan as among Chicago’s Most Innovative Ideas.