An open letter to Illinois leaders: We can solve the Chicago area’s water challenges – Crain’s Chicago Business OpEd

Chicagoland is well placed to become a sustainable metropolis and safe haven in an uncertain climate future. In a new op-ed, Greenleaf Communities and partners call on Illinois’ leaders to collaborate on a regional water plan that is resilient, just and economic, with Lake Michigan at the heart of the solution. Read the Op-Ed on Crain’s Chicago […]

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On World Environment Day, we join in protecting and restoring our natural resources.

Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. Tomorrow is the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and there can be no greater aim than to protect that which supports all of life on Earth.  Greenleaf recommits itself, as we do each and every day, to protecting and restoring environmental resources and systems that enable life to flourish. […]

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Pat Avery presents on energy resiliency and distributed renewable energy and storage at DISTRIBUTECH

Congratulations to Pat Avery and G&W Electric for an outstanding keynote presentation at DISTRIBUTECH. Pat provided an informative primer on achieving round the clock energy resiliency with distributed renewable energy and storage. G&W Electric, an energy partner of Greenleaf Advisors, has committed to achieving this for their own corporate campus in Bolingbrook, IL via their 2.4MW Solar PV […]

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Greenleaf celebrates Earth Day and recommits to advancing solutions that Restore our Earth

On Earth Day, we recommit to advancing solutions that will Restore our Earth, including attendance to a rapidly changing climate that governs the ecosystems which support life. The interconnections between natural systems are profound; the healthy soils that produce nutrient-rich crops also filter freshwater resources and purify the air. Healing these systems for a healthy world requires a whole of society approach with policies that are informed by sound science and support sustainable practices.

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Gender equality is key to solving our environmental challenges

Greenleaf is committed to effective and inclusive solutions for a healthy and sustainable world, and we recognize women and girls are disproportionately impacted by environmental stressors, including climate change. Women are over-represented among the world’s poor and are often more dependent on threatened natural resources. They continue to face significant barriers to accessing land, financial […]

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Joliet selects Chicago as its future water supplier – an important step forward towards improved, integrated regional water solutions

Yesterday, under the looming threat of severe water shortages, the City of Joliet, located 30 miles Southwest of Chicago, made a decision that will profoundly impact its residents for decades: it chose the City of Chicago as its new water supplier. Its groundwater has been rapidly declining and could be depleted by 2030 without a […]

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New policy report on how U.S. Climate Policy can Drive Foreign Policy

In our effort to contribute to policy solutions, we offer this brief by Dr. Roy Wehrle, Dr. Don Wuebbles, and Dr. Francine van den Brandeler, entitled U.S. Climate Policy Driving Foreign Policy. The United States has a unique opportunity to enlist other nations in effective climate action by adopting a strong climate policy at home.  This […]

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Bobby Howard on the Solar Podcast with Tim Montague of Continental Energy Solutions

Bobby Howard spoke on utility scale solar development with Tim Montague of Continental Energy Solutions (CES) on the Solar Podcast. Bobby leads Greenleaf’s energy work assisting clients such as Intelligent Generation with strategic initiatives, business development, and capital fundraising.  He joined Greenleaf Advisors from Invenergy, North America’s largest independent provider of renewable electricity, where he led the […]

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Advancing regenerative agriculture and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon markets

Innovation in soil sensors and monitoring technologies affords opportunities for water efficiency, carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling in agricultural soils. In March, Greenleaf Communities held a workshop on Sensor Technologies and Applications to Soil Health with researchers, producers, and technology representatives to explore monitoring technologies and how sensors can be used to measure soil health […]

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