Blacks in Green hosts Justice Comes of Age launch event for the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (EJ TCTAC)

Greenleaf is honored to work with Blacks in Green, a West Woodlawn-based nonprofit organization that is pioneering environmental economic development for the benefit of Black America. Blacks in Green leads the Sustainable Square Mile and the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) in EPA Region 5 to help disadvantaged communities and organizations build […]

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John Andersen and Don Wuebbles present Solutions to Climate Change and Water Resource Challenges – at Home and Around the World

John Andersen, President of Greenleaf Advisors and Communities, and Dr. Don Wuebbles, Earth Knowledge’s Director of Climate Science, presented Solutions to Climate Change and Water Resources Challenges – at Home and Around the World in Lake Forest, Illinois on October 9. Climate is a primary driver of ecosystem formation and is changing rapidly due to […]

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DPI receives $5M National Science Foundation award to establish Global Center for clean energy and equitable transportation solutions

The Discovery Partners Institute, part of the University of Illinois System, has been awarded $5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) simultaneous to a £5 million grant by the UK Research and Innovation Engineering and Physical Sciences Council to the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom to establish the NSF-led Global Center for […]

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Blacks in Green (BIG) + Partners win historic EPA Region 5 Technical Assistance Center grant!

Greenleaf Advisors and Greenleaf Communities congratulate Blacks in Green (BIG) + Partners for being selected by the US EPA to serve as an Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) in Region 5.  This is a historic win for frontline and community-based organizations, honoring their on-the-ground leadership and expertise. The coalition will bring $10M in […]

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Join us on November 10th for Transitions: A Sustainable Wealth Management Conference

We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 10th from 12 pm – 5 pm at the annual Sustainable Wealth Management Conference: Transitions hosted at Northern Trust in Chicago. This conference will focus on navigating climate risk plus other ESG priorities when creating sustainable value. Bob Litterman (Chairman of the Risk Committee & founding partner at […]

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A Path to Rapidly and Equitably Meet Climate Mitigation Goals: Recommendations for COP27

In advance of COP27, we make recommendations for a path to rapidly and equitably meet climate mitigation goals. Our research indicates that the attached recommendations will have significant effect on climate mitigation and ensure a fair transition at the global scale.  Major reductions in greenhouse gases can be achieved by supporting leadership of the G7/the […]

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Investing in Our Planet: Earth Day 2022

This year’s Earth Day theme – Invest in Our Planet – calls for bold action; broad innovation; and equitable implementation; which Greenleaf advances through sustainable investment forums, global climate policy, nature-based solutions, renewable energy, and green initiatives in underserved communities. Sustainable Financial Investments: The annual Sustainable Investment Conference returns to Chicago this year on November […]

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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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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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