Future Values Symposium at DePaul University on November 1st

On November 1st, we join DePaul University in convening a Future Values Symposium in Chicago, with investment leaders discussing how to create long-term wealth with adherence to sustainability principles, including awareness of climate and water resource challenges that Don Wuebbles and Brian Richter will present, respectively.

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.

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.”

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.

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 population while protecting the fertile soils and surrounding water resources we depend upon. Proceedings from this event were published as a Special Issue on Edge-of-Field Monitoring for Nutrient Losses in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (Jan/Feb 2018). Andy Ward, Andrew Sharpley, Kayla Miller, Warren Dick, James Hoorman, John Fulton, and Gregory A. LaBarge wrote this feature article on “An assessment of in-field nutrient best management practices for agricultural crop systems with subsurface...

Work on Public-Private Partnerships Initiative in the Great Lakes to address green stormwater infrastructure

Greenleaf Advisors has assisted Environmental Consulting and Technology (ECT) in evaluating market-based approaches to green infrastructure and to review reports including “Assessing the Market Size for Large-Scale Green Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Basin.” The P3GreatLakes Initiative, led by ECT and funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, addresses the investment gap between federal funding for infrastructure and actual infrastructure needs in the Great Lakes basin.

Innovation Delivers Sustainable Solutions – Greenleaf Fall Newsletter

Storm season is raging and infrastructure is failing, at times with dire consequences. In places, intelligent infrastructure provides secure, efficient, and economic energy and water services. This newsletter highlights a few of those innovative practices by Greenleaf’s clients as well as updates on board members and partners who retired this year to continue working on their passions.