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Pedal + Paddle Green Tour of Chicago

  A spin through the Lakefront and South Loop, sure to impress eco-minded residents and guests  Start your adventure at Roosevelt and Michigan, the southwest corner of Grant Park, home to one of the largest green roofs in the world. Also known as Chicago’s...

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LEADING THE FIELD in zero waste

There was no better occasion to implement Zero Waste event practices than at the Chicago Community Climate Forum, a gathering civic leaders and engaged residents, on the eve of the first North American Climate Summit. As Sue looked on, the Climate Forum’s...

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Go Go Green Music Fest!

   Green Music Fest has eight years under its belt, and four years of growing and refining its sustainability programming with help from Bright Beat. So we were delighted to see this hard work and commitment pay off, with the festival earning not one, but...

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   My guardian angel is DEFINITELY a Cubs fan. The day of the Parade/Rally started with the cancellation of my 2pm speaking engagement at the Field Museum - so I took the train downtown and sprint-walked to the corner of Columbus and Balbo. Once the parade...

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CUBS WIN! A year (or 20) in the life of a diehard fan

  It still seems hard to believe, THE CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES! The Maddon-isms and life-parallels stacked up all season. Joe said “Embrace The Target” but I couldn’t help but think don’t get your hopes up – which is unusual for an eternal optimist. I guess the...

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  peace pēs noun 1. freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. 2. freedom from or the cessation of war or violence On September 21st each year, people all around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace. We know peace is not just about a ceasefire...

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Farm Aid 30: A Legacy of Sustainability

  As Neil Young told the crowd at Farm Aid’s morning press event, “Climate change comes from the ground up. It’s in the soil. We are destroying the soil, that’s where the carbon belongs. It doesn’t belong in the sky. All this unsustainable farming is ruining the...

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Park at Rosemont: US EPA Award Winners… Again!

Bright Beat helped build sustainability into the policies and infrastructure of MB Financial Park at Rosemont when it opened in 2012, broadening the impact of the “Green For A Reason” program launched at Allstate Arena in 2010… and the awards kept rolling in. The US...

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