The 2013 Green Awards

The entire country was watching last fall when energy company Midwest Generation powered down the boilers at Fisk and Crawford, its two remaining Chicago-based coal-burning plants. Such headline-driving environmental victories are usually few and far between. But there are quieter coups that happen in this region every year that are worthy of celebration.

Chicago’s 2013 Green Awards go to a venture capitalist who is passionate about clean energy technology, a zero-waste hard cider maker, an eco-minded architect who is sending waves of change throughout his industry, an aquaponics advocate, and a biologist who is putting Loyola University Chicago on the national map for environmental innovation.

Together, these five men and women are a testament to the power of one.




6 months ago
Posted by Air-it-Out Shower Hook

What is your criteria for picking green winners and could you help me connect with some of the winning names?

I live in the Midwest and created a green cleaning product that prevents shower curtain mold without using any harmful chemicals! I am interested in partnering with other similar-minded green-cleaning companies and trying to generate awareness to my product.

Greg Phillips
@ShowerHook on Twitter

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