December 20, 2019

There's a grassroots program in the Midwest that is getting people behind the wheel of electric vehicles for the first time. It's called Midwest EVOLVE, and it is a collaborative effort between the American Lung Association and Clean Cities coalitions in seven Mid...

January 8, 2019

I have worked on environmental communications and corporate social responsibility since I was green graduate of Michigan State University in the 1990s.

I started my career at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, writing about and promoting my clients’ recycling systems a...

January 8, 2018

Twenty eighteen has been called “the year of the electric vehicle” by many journalists, automotive experts and clean-energy professionals.

The recent debuts of several vehicles with outstanding performance, like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF, Chrysle...

October 4, 2017

In this day and age of electronic communications, it is easy to lose touch with good old-fashioned communications techniques. Talking with a colleague face-to-face, meeting with a customer at a trade show, and answering the telephone may be even more important to your...

June 1, 2017

Make Ideas Reality, a Chicago-based strategic public relations and special-events management firm, recently managed one of the largest green-transportation conferences held in the Midwest, the Lake Michigan Consortium's Green Drives Conference and Expo.

More than 200 en...

February 15, 2017

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest recently announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

In partnership wi...

December 14, 2015

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has awarded Testa Produce, Inc., a family owned company that has operated in Chicago’s Back of the Yards Neighborhood for more than 100 years, as its 2015 Clean Fuel Champion.


Testa Produce, which provides foodservice to restaura...

November 11, 2014

Since the greenback was invented, business has been about green, making money. However, today’s smart entrepreneurs know being green environmentally equals green financially.

“Now is a great time to be a clean-energy entrepreneur,” said Rob Day, a partner at Boston-base...

September 15, 2014

It is hard to believe that the original iPhone was introduced only seven years ago. At the 2007 introduction, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs said, “today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” Well, Steve Jobs, for better or for worse, you accomplished what you said...

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