Partner News: Gypsum as a soil amendment to enhance water quality by reducing soluble phosphorus concentrations

Greenleaf board member, Dr. Warren Dick and his colleagues, Dr. David Kost and Joe Nester, published this article in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation on reducing phosphorus runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin with gypsum as a soil amendment. In addition to water quality benefits, gypsum provides calcium and sulfur to plants. […]

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The University of Illinois launches CURES to become the go-to place for helping cities achieve resiliency and environmental sustainability

The Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) in association with the University of Illinois has been established under the leadership of Dr. Don Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Greenleaf Board member. CURES combines the unique research capabilities of the University with applied learning, education, and public engagement to help cities of all […]

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Resources for the Future initiates its economic research platform on water

Greenleaf co-hosted a Chicago roundtable on September 27th (one of five nationally) to aid Resources for the Future, an independent research institution in Washington, DC, in establishing its new water resources research initiative. We convened experts from the Midwest on urban water infrastructure needs, prioritizing the availability of safe, affordable water, and the mitigation of […]

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Opti and Greenleaf Advisors Announce Partnership to Bring Innovation to Stormwater Management in Illinois

OptiRTC, Inc. (Opti) today announced a partnership with Greenleaf Advisors to serve as an extension of its go-to-market team and expand its presence across Illinois. Through this partnership, Greenleaf will assist in bringing Opti’s cloud-based solutions for improved stormwater management to public entities serving communities and commercial landowners in the region.

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Greenleaf and its Energy Partners present on 'Resiliency through Cogeneration and Microgrids' at CleanMed 2018 in San Diego

CleanMed is the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability who are on the leading edge of greening the health care sector. for their facilities. Marc Thrum of Intelligent Generation, Aaron Walters of GreenCity Power, Kate Cummings of G&W Electric, and Santanu Khan of ENGIE join John Andersen in presenting on “Resiliency through Cogeneration and Microgrids.”

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HSHW 2018 at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

The fifth Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Symposium was held March 6th and 7th at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada, Ohio. Almost 900 crop consultants, producers, and subject experts were in attendance. The series is dedicated to a whole systems approach to agricultural land management. The objective is to optimize management for healthy soils, nutritious foods, clean water, and farm profits. This year we had experts speaking on building soil health, regenerative agriculture, healthy foods, precision nutrient management, and healthy waters.

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Proceedings from Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Symposium Published

Greenleaf Advisors, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the Ohio State University, the University of Arkansas organized the Nutrient Management and Edge-of-Field Monitoring Conference in Memphis, TN in December 2015. 200+ of the nation’s agricultural leaders assembled at the Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters (HSHW) symposium to advance sustainable practices and supportive policies for feeding a growing world […]

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Opti Stormwater Management Platform

Opti has developed a software services platform that manages water storage assets and release rates to mitigate stormwater problems, helping cities like Philadelphia address flooding issues. Greenleaf and its services partner, Pete Mulvaney, have been working with them to advise leaders in the Great Lakes, including those in Chicago, where Opti has begun establishing a network […]

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[Board Member News] – EDF and the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and its allies last year negotiated major clean-energy legislation – known as the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act – that will double the state’s energy-efficiency portfolio, sparking some $15-billion of investment in new renewable projects, and target $750 million for clean-energy efforts in low-income communities. These changes – as well as […]

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