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Information Boards
September 28, 2009, 7:11 pm
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If you are ever in need of large info boards on green materials, check out our website and download them for free!  Currently we have display boards for:

Download them by clicking on the links above or by going to one of our event pages on our website such as the Harvest Festival at  Note: These are all large files and may take a few minutes to load.  More information boards will be posted as they become available.

Chartreuse in Chicago!
July 15, 2009, 10:37 pm
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Chartreuse is headed to Chicago to complete case studies on green roofs, photovoltaic panels and building integrated photovoltaic glass, and wind energy including Millennium Park and bike shelter, Near North Apartments, City Hall, and the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue. Chartreuse will also participate in a workshop about clay as a building material at the Chicago Center for Green Technology. Look for more information next week.

Mt. Rushmore
July 8, 2009, 9:13 pm
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Image from Greenpeace

Image from Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists chose South Dakota’s Mt. Rushmore as the location for one of several demonstrations to influence world leaders at the Group of Eight summit in L’Aquila, Italy, a meeting that will help create a global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Greenpeace used the demonstrations as a means to urge President Obama to push stronger legislation than the American Clean Energy and Security Act that was recently approved by the House.

Three Greenpeace activists repelled down the face of the monument and posted a banner reading “America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming.” The banner also displayed Obama’s face next to Lincoln’s. The three climbers and eight other Greenpeace activists were arrested.

June 11, 2009, 6:10 pm
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