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312 BLOCK PARTY: Make Beer, Not Waste

Make Beer, Not Waste   Street festivals define summer in Chicago, and Goose Island Beer Company kept the party going into September with their newly expanded two day 312 Urban Block Party. A desire for improved event sustainability, to more closely match the...

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Chicago Sustainability Stakeholders Forum

As facilitator of the Chicago Sustainability Task Force, Bright Beat enjoys collaborating with some of Chicago’s largest facilities, events and leaders to move sustainability forward in the region. On September 30th, O’Hare Airport hosted our first Sustainability...

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“Green For A Reason” Receives Recognition

“Green For A Reason” is the motto of the Village of Rosemont’s waste reduction program developed by Bright Beat. After successful implementation at Allstate Arena and two other sporting facilities, we adapted the program for the Village’s showcase development: (MB...

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Mavis Staples 75 Birthday Celebration

  There’s nothing like gettin’ the band back together… Although Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and the gang weren’t there, the packed audience at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre was given a classic rendition of “The Weight” at the “I’ll Take You There –...

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Plastic Pollution Coalition @ Bonnaroo

  Wayne Coyne and ELEL at Bonnaroo 2013 (Photo: Brandise Danesewich) We are always excited to share stories about other organizations FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT… and happy when we see Rolling Stone helping to get the word out! We met Dianna Cohen and the crew at...

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‘ROOING IT RIGHT… Sustainability at Bonnaroo

Bright Beat’s founder has attended the bonnaroo music & arts festival every year but one since it launched in 2002, providing coverage and commentary for Bonnaroo Specials that aired on WCKG via Bob & Ron’s Phishing Report & The Record Club. Stephanie...

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 My sister Mel & bro-in-law Joe just got SCUBA certified in advance of their next trip to Bali.  For their reference, I jotted down my 1st 30 dives… fun to relive, while making me itch for a dive + others’ stories! Let us know if you’ve been to any of these...

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We had a extra good time that year, celebrating conservation and this ball of fun we live on… while supporting those independent record stores that keep the recording industry connected to the fans, via bricks and mortar and real people with thoughtful...

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Remembering Jason Molina

  Deep and brooding, haunting and mysterious… Jason Molina was a storyteller.  His voice and music draw you in, feeling his pain, and maybe processing your own.  He suffers no more.  Jason Molina passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the age of 39. I...

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