Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Chicago Continues To Be The City of Big, Green Ideas

Green roofs. More transit. Comprehensive planning, for real.

Chicago continues to be city with a big imagination when it comes to announcing that cities can be greener stewards of the environment...so the goal of repaving its 2,000 miles of alleys with materials that allow rain and snow to seep naturally back into the water table is really exciting.

Why not find out what your city, village or town has on tap to save energy and conserve water.


Anonymous said...

Yea, but Chicago diverts way more Great Lakes water than anyone and is, by the way, completely exempt from the precious Compact you fawn over so much. Yea, all hail the green-minded FIBs.

James Rowen said...

The Supreme Court put that in place a long time ago, and it cannot be changed.

So what should we do: attack Chicago everytime we can?

Chicago's economy is linked to ours in many ways. We can also learn a thing or two from the city, too.

Anonymous said...

It's total hypocrisy. They've been pulling all that water for more than 100 years and this is supposed to make up for it?? Oh and let's not forget their sewage dumping problems, which make MMSD look like Mr. Clean.

A pat on the back is only a few inches away from a kick in the pants, in my book.