Tag Archives: sustainability

Jaded? Disillusioned? Realistic?

If you are a follower of FED UP, you have probably noticed my entries have gotten sparser. Two main excuses: I got a new job that takes much of my time and energy, and I am a bit lost in … Continue reading

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NRA Recap…From a Sustainability Perspective

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show descended on McCormick Place in Chicago from May 18th through 21st. Yours truly scored a media pass to attend the show with a goal to look at the show through a sustainability lens. I … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Sarah Najera

I was contacted by the Director of Academic and Career Planning at Alma College. She was bringing a group of students to Chicago to conduct informational interviews. Sarah Najera was one such student and she was interested in talking to … Continue reading

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How Do We Sustain Sustainability?

sustainable adjective 1. able to be maintained at a certain rate or level: sustainable fusion reactions. • conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources: our fundamental commitment to sustainable development. 2. able to be upheld or defended: … Continue reading

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Congratulations Uncommon Ground!!!

San Francisco, you are pretty cool. Nice weather, year-round farmers markets, cutting-edge culinary ideas, and awesome local cuisine. Vermont, I tip my hat to your entire state. You are a dream for localvores. But, ladies and gentlemen, Chicago has you … Continue reading

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Sustainable Humans

Let’s talk about sustainability. It’s not just about minimizing the impact on the environment so that there is still a livable planet for generations to come. No, the concept has a much bigger sense of longevity and of perpetuating the … Continue reading

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Filled Up or Fed Up: John Edel

John Edel is the owner and developer of the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, a green business incubator in the Stockyards Industrial Corridor. As General Contractor, Edel took the facility from a burnt-out shell to 100% occupancy while using a mixture … Continue reading

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