EAF Blog

Eat with a Purpose: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Future of Food

June 27, 2018

On May 19, the Frizzell Speaker and Learning Series, the Program on the Global Environment, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation...

Documenting Ecosystems: Student Environmental Showcase, Lisa Schonberg, and the Secret Drum Band 

Apr 9, 2018

On March 29th, we were very fortunate to join the International House Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series, the Arts, Science, and Culture...

An Interview With Former EAF Member Leah Garner    

Mar 6, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency states that food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of our landfill waste. This is all waste that...

Town Hall Reveals High Interest in Sustainable Dining 

Feb 26, 2018

The UChicago Sustainable Dining Week came to an end on Thursday, February 8th, with the Sustainable Dining Town Hall. Sarah Popenhagen, director of the...

Weigh the Waste 

Feb 19, 2018

Sustainable Dining Week (February 5-9th) started off great, with our Weigh the Waste event on Tuesday, February 13th, in which I joined volunteers from the...

Sustainable Dining Week: February 5th-9th 

Jan 31, 2018

Join the Program on Global Environment, Phoenix Sustainability Initiative, Office of Sustainability, Bon Appetit and UChicago Dining for Sustainable Dining Week at... 

The Future of Food: How the Impossible Burger May Lead the Way Toward Eliminating Animal-Based Meat Production  

Oct 29, 2017

Last Thursday, the Frizzell Learning and Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Polsky Exchange and UChicago Medicine, hosted “Science, Sustainability...

Science, Sustainability, and the Future of Food: A Conversation with Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown   

Oct 4, 2017

Join us on Thursday, October 19th at 5pm at the Polsky Center for a fantastic event about the future of food! Pat Brown (AB ‘76, Ph.D. ‘80, MD ‘82), Professor... 

Summer Features of EAF’s New Members: Claire Costelloe  

Sep 16, 2017

This summer, I worked as a Metcalf intern for the Delta Institute. The Delta Institute is a Chicago-based nonprofit that creates economically and environmentally... 

Summer Features of EAF’s New Members: Ally Muszynski

This summer, I was fortunate enough to work with EAF director, Dr. Sabina Shaikh, to research water usage on campuses and ways to employ behavioral...

Summer Features of EAF’s New Members: Dino Vivanco

I could not be more pleased with the way my summer has gone thus far. Currently, I am finishing up the last week of my internship before I head back...

Summer Features of EAF’s New Members: Caitlin Piccirillo-Stosser

This summer, I was lucky enough to return for a second year to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Regeneron), where I am working in the business...

UChicago’s New Environmental and Urban Studies Major!

Did you know that the Environmental Studies major was recently restructured to become the Environmental and Urban Studies major? This new major will...

Watch the video! Let’s Make a Deal: The Path Forward on Energy & Climate Policy

If you missed this event but are still interested in this topic, watch the video here! On April 18th, UChicago's Institute of Politics hosted a discussion about the role...

Zero Waste Athletics

Please join the students of the Practicum in Environmental Management course for a presentation of their research on campus waste management related to...

Professor Sabina Shaikh on WPKN Radio: Living the Green Life

EAF Director Sabina Shaikh speaks about the intersection of sports and economics with WPKN Radio hosts Lindsay Tolland and Sarah Jane Compton...

Green Champs – The Great Lakes World Series

By Andrea Clinton October means a lot of things – apple picking, cooler weather, and perhaps most importantly, the World Series. With two Great Lakes cities in...

Why are Green Sports Important?

By: Claire Costelloe My earliest memories of athletics are sitting outside with my dad on Saturday afternoons, listening to the Chicago Cubs play (and usually...

White House Features EAF in New Climate Change Fact Sheet

We are very proud to announce that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has featured EAF on its new Fact Sheet, highlighting federal...

Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes on 6/28 for My Beach is Your Beach!

For 25 years, Adopt-a-Beach™ volunteers in Chicago have been removing and categorizing the trash that litters our beaches. This year the Alliance is excited...

EAF teams up with Alliance for the Great Lakes

#MyBeachisYourBeach “The Lake front by right belongs to the people… Not a foot of its shores should be appropriated by individuals to the exclusion of the people...

Final Project Cafes Report and Presentation now available!

In 2015/16, EAF partnered with the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition, the UChicago Office of Sustainability and Center for Leadership and Involvement...

Calumet Quarter 2016 Research Symposium

Classics Building - Room 110 | 1010 E 59th St Join us for a showcase of student research projects from this year's Calumet Quarter! Students in the Program on...

Environmental Studies Thesis Poster Session and Reception

Ida Noyes Hall - Library | 1212 E 59th St The Environmental Studies graduating class presents their BA research at our annual Thesis Poster Session and...

EAF visits Testa Produce!

We visited Testa Produce last week and discovered an amazing array of green practices including solar panels, a wind turbine, rainwater harvesting, a green...

Food Waste: A Rampant Epidemic

When I was in sixth grade, my grade went on a team (class) building retreat at a nature reserve in the suburbs of Baltimore. One of the major themes of the week...

The Broken Path from Farm to Table

Technology and Agriculture: The challenge of keeping all farmers up-to-date

At the birth of the 20th century, farmers made up about 38% of the U.S. labor force. Now, less than 3% of Americans work in agriculture [1], in part due to global...

Oil and the Environment in Azerbaijan

Effectively addressing issues of climate change requires a concerted global effort. That is the objective of the upcoming climate talks in Paris: to reach an agreement on climate that involves the full, cooperative participation of all the nations in the world. This...

Life After Death? Repurposing What Remains

The environmental movement in America has expanded rapidly in the past few decades. Greener products and green ideologies have become increasingly...

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline: Big Win or Big Politics?

By: Christina Leon   After a contentious and drawn out seven-year process, President Obama has finally announced the rejection of TransCanada’s 1,179-mile...

Doubling Up on Local Foods

Though much of the food Americans consume is grown and shipped from around the world, locally-grown and sourced food is growing in...

Paper and Plastic and Metals, Oh My!

As busy UChicago students, we often run from café to café for coffee, snacks, and everything in between. This creates a lot of trash from cups...

Fueling Local Water Pollution: A Visit From Former EAF Member Andrew Stevens

 Last Friday, October 23rd, EAF was proud to welcome back one of our founding members, Andrew Stevens. Since receiving his A.B. in Economics and...

A Home Run for Sustainability

By Claire Pieper Tonight, the World Series is kicking off between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals! The EAF group is incredibly excited to watch th...

2015 Chicago Marathon: Promoting Environmental Sustainability One Step at a Time

By: May-May Chen   Running is one of the greenest sports on this planet. You can do it anywhere at any time, and, unlike other sports, it doesn’t require any...

Shrubs, Cattle, and Soil: A Summer on Naushon Island

By Eva Kinnebrew Eva Kinnebrew is a 4th-year Environmental Studies major. This summer she was a Jeff Metcalf intern at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woo...

Thorium: A New Hope for our Environment?

As world energy demands skyrocket and climate change looms around the corner, a new nuclear fuel, thorium, is emerging as a clean, safe and cheap fuel that coul...

The World’s Worst Market Failure: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The World’s Worst Market Failure: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by Sam Zacher Sam Zacher is a 4th year student double majoring in economics and...

EAF’s Summer around the World!

EAF members are off for a fun and exciting summer. Learn more about it here!   Andrea Clinton This summer, I will be spending about 6 weeks in an...

The Sustainable Chicago Sports Project

The Sustainable Chicago Sports Project is a collaboration between the University of Chicago Environment, Agriculture and Food Group and Program on Global...

Sustainable Food: A Reality at The Plant

Sustainable Food: A Reality at The Plant, by Andrea Clinton As part of the Frizzell Family Speaker and Learning Series at the University of Chicago, students had th...

Greening Cities: A Visit with Geoff Cape, CEO of the Evergreen Foundation

Greening Cities, by Claire Pieper Last Tuesday, on May 26th, EAF was proud to jointly host the Frizzell Family Speaker and Learning series, a student-run initiativ...

UChicago’s Earth Fest 20 by 25: One Building Block at a Time

20 by 25: One Building Block at a Time, by Eva Kinnebrew This Thursday, May 28th, from 11am to 2pm, the University of Chicago Office of Sustainability will be...

Evergreen Foundation: Adaptive Reuse, Urban Renewal and Citizen Engagement

Evergreen Foundation: Adaptive Reuse, Urban Renewal and Citizen Engagement by Kevin On On May 26th, we are excited to welcome Geoff Cape, CEO of the...

Sports and Society: The Special Olympics

On May 12th, 2015, EAF will be hosting Sports and Society to bring together experts who will speak to the profound and diverse impacts that sports have in...

Take the Pledge to Go Veg: VegWeek 2015

by Eva Kinnebrew Eating meat and other animal products is a part of our culture. Most of us grew up eating meat and, throughout our lives, have been surrounde...

March Madness: A Sustainability Perspective

So far, the University of Kentucky Wildcats are the biggest favorite to win March Madness, as they sit happily seeded No. 1 and attempt to continue the season...

Spring Training and Greening in Major League Baseball

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies have gone above and beyond in reducing their ecological footprint though the 2011 construction of the MLB’s...

 

The Case for a United Center Green Line Expansion

The amount of parking around United Center is necessitated by the relative inaccessibility of the arena from public transit. Congestion on the streets after the...

 

Wasted Food: A Greener Solution

 

In 2010, 31 percent of the entire US food supply – 133 billion pounds of food – went uneaten. We investigate multiple practices, including anaerobic digestion...

 

Public Transit: The Green Way to Get to Games

Alongside the convenience of avoiding parking hassles and game-day traffic congestion, using public transit to get to stadium events is an easy way to lessen...

 

The Sustainable Super Bowl

Among all the differences between the Seahawks and the Patriots, there exists a common value that not only is promising for the future of the NFL, but also can...

 

A Green Super Bowl

For the first time ever the Super Bowl game last Sunday was lit by large LED lights. The Super Bowl is an incredible opportunity for the NFL to demonstrate cutting...  

The New Steve Nash Era

As influential he was on the court, Steve Nash is making waves off it as well, bringing attention to the environmental movement in a way that is just his own...

 

By the Fans, for the Fans

Sustainable practices that can tap into the wellspring of fan pride and enthusiasm can educate and motivate people in a more engaging and resonating way.

The Last Soldier Standing

Soldier Field is the oldest stadium in the NFL – built in 1924 – but it has evolved to become one of the few NFL stadiums to receive LEED-EB certification. Preserving..

The Promise of TOD for Stadium Neighborhoods

David Muller Presents on the Green Sports Alliance

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way little else does.” – Nelson Mandela...

Chicago Green Festival, 2014

Creating Green Sports Venues: OSU’s “Zero Waste” Initiative

Nov 4, 2014

In a world with an increasing population, expanding built spaces and ever-present environmental challenges, creating sustainably sporting venues is a natural first...

Green Venues: The New Sports Frontier

The annual summit of the Green Sports Alliance will be hosted in Chicago this summer, but membership includes none of Chicago’s pro sports teams...

 

EAF Intern Anissa Khan Discusses Her Experiences At Windy City Harvest

“It’s a place that you can actually come to and know that you’re safe and have people to talk to.” –Washington Park Site Student Crew Leader The Windy City...

NYT Covers Anissa Khan’s Topic Of Research, The Impact of Dam Construction on Local Communities

EAF Intern Anissa Khan, who is working on storm water management in the Mekong river, explains how the construction of the Areng dam is reminiscent of...

EAF Intern Anissa Khan blogs about “Property Rights, Markets and Freedom”

Property Rights, Markets and Freedom, by Anissa Khan 6/15/14 The annual “Property Rights, Markets, and Freedom” student colloquium is hosted by the...

EAF Contributes Food and Sustainability Research to New Intiatives

EAF and PGE students recently contributed research to two new initiatives! Our Green Restaurant Team research was used to develop the new Green Seal GS5...

Event Recap – Fractured: A Public Discussion on Fracking and the Environment

“Fractured: A Public Discussion on Fracking and the Environment” featured four specialists, albeit from different fields, who shared their experiences and...

A Surge of Green Infrastructure at WEFTEC 2013

By Alex Murray As the frequency of severe storm events has increased in recent years, basement back-ups and combined sewer overflows have become a...

Fractured: A Public Discussion on Fracking and the Environment

Fracking will soon be coming to Illinois. This past June, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that authorizes the extraction of oil and gas deposits in the state through a...

Matt Klein, A.B. ’14, gets EAF research published!

Matt Klein, A.B. '14, recently got his research on diet and health capital published in Illinois Wesleyan's Undergraduate Economic Review.  As his abstract states, "Thi...

UCSC features Grace Pai’s summer internship

Grace Pai, A.B. '14, spent the summer interning at Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing in downtown Chicago through an internship program run by the...

EAF Students’ Summer Adventures

How do UChicago EAF students choose to spend their summer break?  Check them out! Severine Cao I graduated in June and am taking a gap year as I apply...

New webpage for EAF Director Sabina Shaikh’s Mekong Ecosystem Service Research

EAF Director Sabina Shaikh is part of an NSF-funded research team examining how changes in hydrology are affecting the provision of ecosystem services in...

Spring 2013 Research Findings

On June 3rd, members of the EAF Working Group presented their respective findings to partners, students, faculty, and other interested parties.  Links to each...

Honeybees and the EU Pesticide Ban

Check out the guest blog post by Ritodhi Chatterjee, Danny Henn and Archith Murali based on their benefit-cost analysis of the EU Pesticide Ban for the...

Urban Agriculture in Chicago

Chicago is known for its signature skyline, deep-dish pizza and the ‘L’. But amongst the hustle and bustle of this metropolis are plots of urban gardens...

Consumer Preferences for Green Restaurant Practices

On May 14, the Consumer Preferences research team presented its research at the 2nd installment of the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition's (GCRC) breakfast...

Green Infrastructure in the Emerald City

by Alex Murray, Stormwater Management Team “Does it really rain that much?” is reliably the first question I get when I tell someone I’m from Seattle. It’s no...

“Chicago Grown” – A New Local Sticker Program

By Maddie Williams, Local Food Team Last week, the green magazine Grist broke some exciting news on the web: a new plan is in the works to make Chicago...

Incentivizing Green Infrastructure in Portland

By Jamie Manley, Stormwater Management Team Portland, Oregon has one of the nation’s oldest and most successful green infrastructure programs. Many of the...

Gastronomy: The Art & Science of Good Eating

By Jessica Ro, Local Food Team EAF member Liz attended the Chicago GastroConference held at UChicago on April 13. Organized by EnvisionDo ...

Consumer Preferences Group: Blog Post Apr 14

A study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics looks into the motivations and values of shoppers based on their shopping venue. They...

Consumer Preferences Group: Blog Post March 6

EAF blog post by Mark Berberian and Tracy Zhang A study in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research compares consumers in India to the United...

Consumer Preferences Group: Blog Post Feb 22

EAF Blog Post by Mark Berberian Progress for the Consumer Preferences Group: February 22, 2013 The goal of the consumer research team is to research...

Local Food Group: Blog Post Feb 19

EAF Blog Post by Catherine Alvarez-McCurdy, Local Food Group Preliminary Research and Fieldwork for the Local Food Group, February 19, 2013 The Local...

What Does It Mean to be “Local”?

Check out what EAF member Melissa Chanthalangsy has been doing in her search for a standard definition of local food. Where do we draw the line between what...

Household Food Waste: Opportunities for Companies to Provide Solutions

A new brief by the Bureau of Social Responsibility reports on the research of EAF partner and sustainability consultant Nancy Himmelfarb.  The research focuses...

Restaurants: Trends in Sustainable Food Sourcing, by Nancy Himmelfarb

Restaurants: Trends in Sustainable Food Sourcing Restaurant food accounts for roughly a third of Americans’ calories (up from a quarter in the 1970s) and...

RESTAURANTS & SUSTAINABLE FOOD SOURCING, by Nancy Himmelfarb

RESTAURANTS & SUSTAINABLE FOOD SOURCING -- A GLIMPSE AT THE ECONOMICS – Restaurant customers are increasingly asking for humanely...

 

The Green Seal Pilot Standard for Sustainable Chicago Restaurants and Food

The Green Seal Pilot Standard for Sustainable Chicago Restaurants and Food is the result of a year-long project between the Green Restaurant Research Team...

Check out two new posts on Sustainable Food Sourcing by Nancy Himmelfarb

Visit the GRRT page for two new posts on Sustainable Food Sourcing by Nancy Himmelfarb...

Check out the Chicago Campus Green Roof Map!

The Academic Host Committee of the 2012 CitiesAlive conference presents the Chicago Campus Green Roofs Tool (www.chicagocampusgreenroofs.com). The...

EAF Director Sabina Shaikh part of team to receive NSF Water Sustainability and Climate grant

EAF Director Sabina Shaikh, along with a team from the University of Chicago, Florida State University, University of Florida, Aalto University, Stanford Universit...

Green Restaurant Internships!

Our partners at the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition and Green Seal are both seeking student interns related to green restaurant certification. Check out these...

Campus Green Roof Project

The Environment, Agriculture and Food Group the University of Chicago, along with the City of Chicago, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Loyola University's...

Metropolitan sustainability: Understanding and improving the urban environment

EAF Director Sabina Shaikh has published a chapter on benefit cost analysis and environmental decision making in the new book Metropolitan Sustainability...

EAF participation in 2012 CitiesAlive Conference

A Visit to Frontera Grill – or – Jeff Maimon on Local Engagement

Just walking in to Frontera Grill can be an overwhelming experience; the smell of award-winning Mexican food, the sound of hundreds of Chicagoans clamoring...

Featured Subgroup: Disposables, Waste, and Pollution

The Disposables, Waste, and Pollution (DWP) Research group began by identifying some of the gaps in current green restaurant standards. Some of these gaps...

A Visit to Girl and The Goat

Despite opening its doors less than two years ago, Girl and the Goat has already amassed hoards of admirers. Part of the reason behind the restaurant’s immense...

A Visit to Logan Square Kitchen

From the moment you step foot into Logan Square Kitchen, the love and care that founders Nick and Zina Murray placed into building this community hub is...

GRRT Weekly Subgroup Feature: Local Engagement

The GRRT’s Local Engagement Team aims to develop practices and recommendations for new categories not currently addressed by Green Seal or...

GRRT Weekly Subgroup Feature: Financing and Incentives

The GRRT is composed of several subgroups, each with their own unique role and function. These groups often overlap in many areas and cross collaboration and...

10 Facts About Uncommon Ground

10 Fun Facts About Uncommon Ground, The “Greenest Restaurant in America” 1. The wood used for the tables came from Horigan Urban Forest Products, which...

A Visit to Uncommon Ground’s Rooftop Garden

Yesterday, students of the GRRT toured the nation’s first certified organic rooftop garden. The garden sits on a steel structure above the roof of American’s...

GRRT Winter Quarter Presentation and Report

The GRRT has completed the first phase of research for the Green Certification study.  The team will continue in the Spring to work towards final...

FEATURED GROUP: Water

The Water Research Group (Grace Pai, John Anton, Abe Goldstein) of the GRRT went to Goose Island 312 Brewery in downtown Chicago last weekend. During...

FEATURED GROUP: Consumer Research

Green food purchases have been increasing during the last decade according to recent studies and survey reports. This trend reveals the increasing need for...

FEATURED GROUP: Legal and Policy

It was decided early on that rather than attempt to affect policy change, the Green Restaurant Research Team would work to create its certification within the...

FEATURED GROUP: Sustainable Furnishings and Building Materials

Concrete manufacturing is one of the worst polluters in the world. It accounts for an astounding 5% of the world's annual CO2 emissions. Contractors and builders..

FEATURED GROUP: Market Assessment

Best Practices from UK: TED Talk from Arthur Potts Dawson In coming up with our analog research, the Market Assessment Group found many sustainable...

FEATURED GROUP: Comprehensive Analysis

The comprehensive analysis methodology group is working hard this quarter to really grind down the research and comparative analysis into quantitative models...

FEATURED GROUP: Use of Sustainable Energy

By Chen Feng The energy group has been looking at the economics of certification and energy efficient appliances. To get a better understanding of...

GRRT featured by UChicago Sustainability

The University of Chicago Office of Sustainability has featured the GRRT on their website (sustainability.uchicago.edu). "The Program for the Global Environment...

The UChicago GRRT: Publicity, Members, Featured Groups, and more!

The GRRT web initiative is on! We're now working to increase our online presence and publish our work via this website and our affiliated social media tools. Each...

GRRT FEATURED GROUP: Project Management

Organizing It All By Andrew Stevens, Project Management Five weeks ago, I started working with the University of Chicago Green Restaurant Research Team...

EAF Interns Contribute to new Exhibit at Chicago Architecture Foundation

EAF interns from economics, environmental studies and public policy recently conducted research on automobile use and externalities for the upcoming...

EAF Courses for Winter and Spring

Environment, Agriculture and Food: Economic and Policy Analysis ENST 26530, PBPL 26530*, ECON 26530**, PPHA 32510 WINTER 2012 AND Environment ...

EAF Visits Indiana

This past weekend, a number of EAF representatives traveled to Indiana University Bloomington for a regional conference about food. The “Hoosier Area Food and...

Industrial agriculture and its alternatives in the US and Russia

Industrial agriculture and its alternatives in the US and Russia by Dr. Susanne Wengle, University of Chicago I am currently working on a project that compares...

SXSW Eco: Solutions for a Sustainable World

EAF Director Sabina Shaikh is headed to Austin for the inaugural SXSW ECO: Solutions for a Sustainable World conference to give a talk on the Economics of...

Welcome back everyone!

Welcome back! We are excited for a fun and eventful 2011-12 academic year!  EAF will soon be announcing several exciting projects and programming with new...

The Great Minnesotan Get-Together

Andrew Stevens Sadly, the summer is at an end. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, our focus shifts from summer preoccupations to autumn projects. For...

A Foodie’s Perspective on the World

A Foodie’s Perspective on the World by Maria Kamenetsky Charles C. Mann,is a devout “locavore”   who not only has his own garden, but also works with a local...

Walk a mile in a farmer’s shoes

Andrew Stevens Sorry for my absence; last week I was away from the farms on personal business, so I didn’t write an update. However, I arrived back on the...

John Deere: the Farmer’s Friend

Andrew Stevens Organic and local farms often have quite a mystique about them for the average person. In my experience, many people assume a small-scale...

How High is the cost of Healthy Eating?

Kelli Maleckar Some of you may have heard about the makeover that the USDA’s nutrient guidelines have recently undergone. Out with the old pyramid, in with a...

Citrullus lanatus and Canis latrans

Andrew Stevens Recently, my blog posts have tended toward the long and technical. So this week I thought I would write something a little more light...

Obama ushers in 55mpg fuel efficiency standards

Jake Torcasso The President announced a new initiative to increase average fuel economy standards to 54.5mpg by 2025.  The federal government developed a...

A Changing of the Guard at the MWRD

Bryn Adams At 10:15 on Monday morning, I arrived with my boss at one of the numerous Starbucks locations that populate River North.  Delegates from the...

Organic and Urban Farming in the News

Andrew Stevens Today, two different news stories caught my attention: one about organic farming in rural Minnesota, and one about urban farming in the city of...

Climate change and the debate over flood insurance

Jake Torcasso   I knew it was getting hot, since my apartment has limited air conditioning; I have been putting on a good sweat the past few days. But the....

Spraying for Pests at an Organic Farm

Andrew Stevens As I’m sure you all know, this week has been HOT! In fact, on Tuesday, the only place in the Western hemisphere that was more humid than...

The Life and Times of a Potato Beetle

Andrew Stevens We’ve all heard the saying: “There are only two certainties in life – death and taxes.” For a farmer, I would offer a revision: “There are only two...

Climate change affecting Great Lakes national parks

Jake Torcasso A recent article in the Chicago Tribune attributes erosion and other damages to the Great Lakes national parks to global climate change. The article...

Stories from a Minneapolis Farmers Market

Andrew Stevens Sorry for the delay, everyone. It’s been a very busy week or so, and it has been difficult to find time to write up a blog entry. But your wait is well...

Setting the Stormwater Standard

Bryn Adams This summer, the Center for Neighborhood Technology is partnering with American Rivers, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, and the...

Feelin’ HOT, HOT, HOT!

Andrew Stevens Uffda! (For those unfamiliar with this exclamation, please refer to this Wikipedia page.) If you remember, last week I was complaining about all the...

Hot off the Presses–CSAs in the News

Andrew Stevens This morning I sat down at the table for breakfast like usual and opened up my family’s copy of the “Strib” (the Minneapolis Star Tribune – one of...

Hitting the Ground Running

Andrew Stevens Happy summer to everyone – it’s finally here! To me, summer usually means hot sunny days, long nights, and a reprieve from schoolwork. This...

EAF Director Sabina Shaikh speaks at CMAP Water Resources Forum

Andrew Stevens On Thursday, June 9, 2011, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) hosted a water resources forum co-sponsored by the EAF...

Senior climate negotiator speaks at Uchicago: Relevance at the regional, national, and international levels

Jake Torcasso Jonathan Pershing of the US Department of State spoke at the University of Chicago on Tuesday.  His talk emphasized past and current climate...

Renewed pressures to decrease untreated storm water overflows in Chicago

  Recent actions by the EPA and environmental groups have pressured the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to limit the discharge...

Andrew Stevens to present at U of C Symposium

EAF Workshop Coordinator Andrew Stevens will be presenting a paper titled "Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Wetlands Reserve Program" at the University of...