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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Don Wuebbles presents on Climate Change and the North Shore

On Wednesday, January 12th, Dr. Don Wuebbles presented climate change impacts and adaptation + mitigation strategies with support from Dr. Francine van den Brandeler and John Andersen. Watch a recording of the presentation here. Supplemental materials on climate science, policy, and adaptation and mitigation solutions can be found here. What does climate change mean for the […]

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Join us for a conversation on January 12th with Dr. Don Wuebbles on climate change impacts and solutions

Join us on Wednesday, January 12th for a discussion with Dr. Don Wuebbles on climate change impacts and adaptation + mitigation strategies. What does climate change mean for the Chicagoland region —what can we expect, and what can we do about it? Please join international climate scientist and University of Illinois professor emeritus Dr. Don […]

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Moving Towards a Healthy and Sustainable World –
Reflections on Greenleaf’s contributions in 2021

Greenleaf, in collaboration with many, is making progress towards a more sustainable and just world that includes a safe climate, clean and available freshwater supplies, healthy soils, equitable resources, and good governance. Please consider supporting our work through a tax-deductible donation. We developed economic research to inform domestic and international climate policy and support society-wide […]

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John Andersen presents Lessons from Nature at Lake Bluff’s 125th Anniversary Celebration

John Andersen presented at Lake Bluff’s 125th anniversary celebration which honored the spirit of Lake Bluff’s popular Camp Meetings of the late 1800s by hosting a “Chautauqua.” The theme of the Camp Meeting was Let Nature Be Your Teacher. John shared lessons he learned from working across businesses, government, and scientific communities to conserve and […]

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Celebrating the Summer Solstice

The Summer solstice is the longest day of the year – a time when people celebrate journeying from darkness to light.  It is the Midsummer national holiday in my ancestors’ home of Finland where I’ve joined family dances circling around bonfires that lit up the night skies and bathed in saunas that purified the body and soul.  We […]

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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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Honoring Kurt Little’s life of service and dedication to land

Yesterday, OYL North Shore Cycling celebrated its founder Kurt Little who passed away from ALS. Throughout his life Kurt brought people together, building a national land practice (Sub Omnibus Terra) at JLL and growing its Public Institutions Group to serve the world. As a founding board member of Greenleaf Communities, he helped us advance applied […]

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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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