Crain’s Chicago Business – President and CEO of Openlands selected as one of the 2023 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Leaders in Sustainability


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The 66 leaders profiled here all are innovating, and then some, on sustainability’s “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra. They have launched programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of garbage that goes to landfills. Initiatives they are championing cut back on water waste and save electricity. Buildings they design, both commercial and multifamily homes, make liberal use of existing materials. These leaders have devised ingenious ways to recycle all sorts of objects, from railroad ties to industrial boilers. But wait, there’s more. They are conserving our area’s local forests, expanding our green spaces, tackling threats to our abundance of clean water and cleaning up neglected areas in underserved communities. Together, their efforts are setting the stage for a greener future.

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