Monday, May 17th, 2010
Two important climate change actions occurred at the federal level recently. The much-anticipated Kerry-Lieberman climate legislation, the “American Power Act”, was released while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a “Tailoring Rule” that sets thresholds for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from large sources, such as power plants—the next step in a process of regulating greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act that was launched by a Supreme Court decision in 2007. Read more »
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
Raingarden at St. Margaret Mary School and Church in Roger's Park
CNT has received funding from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) to create an inventory of Green Infrastructure features in the Chicago region, as part of our effort to identify sites to test the effectiveness of green infrastructure and better understand its benefits for stormwater management, community vitality and health.
We’ll be publicizing the results of our tests and the inventory itself so that others wishing to learn more about green infrastructure will know where to look. If you have a green infrastructure project (what is green infrastructure?), please take a moment to tell us about the features you know by taking a short survey.
Also, please pass this on widely to individuals or groups that can also add their projects to the inventory. Thanks very much for your participation in this important research!