The 2008 Green Awards
Bil Becker – CEO of Aerotecture International – invented a quiet, propeller-free wind turbine that’s safe for birds.
Doug Farr – architect and designer of the platinum LEED certified Center for Green Technology – is designing Illinois’ first zero net energy home in Ravenswood. Unlike other local green homes, it will be 100% off the grid, using no net withdrawal from Chicago’s power systems.
Naomi Davis – attorney and founder of Blacks in Green – is working to convert underserved land on Chicago’s South Side into a mixed-income eco development.
Florian Pfahler – owner of Hannah’s Bretzel eco cafes – is reducing waste in carry out food by using local ingredients and replacing disposable utensils and cups with biodegradable alternatives.
The preview shown above is from “Before Spring,” a film featuring interviews with these five luminaries. Look for it at the Chicago Green Festival at Navy Pier on May 17th.
Originally posted by Sarah on AT:Chicago.