Exelon and Jenner & Block partnered today with the Alliance for the Great Lakes to cleanup 12th Street Beach, near the Adler Planetarium. Team members worked together to police the beach front picking up and disposing of waste and other discarded materials. The litter was identified, logged, recorded and weighed to aid in understanding the short term and long term impacts we are having on the Great Lakes and the many ecosystems that rely upon them.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program promotes working together to protect the Great Lakes through beach cleanups and other community projects. For more than 25 years the Adopt-a-Beach program has worked to keep Great Lakes shorelines healthy, safe, and beautiful. The program is largest of its kind in the region. Adopt-a-Beach touches all five Great Lakes with volunteers from all eight Great Lakes states.
Thanks to our friends at Exelon for including us in this special environmental outreach!
On September 3, 2015, Stephen Armstrong will moderate a mid-day panel titled “New Approaches to Marketing and Redeveloping Surplus Properties” at the 16th National Brownfields Training Conference, to be held at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., from September 2-4. The panel description provides:
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On October 25 and 26 Jenner & Block, in conjunction with the National Brownfields Association, will host the "2011 Great Lakes Sustainability Summit." The event will be held on the 45th floor of Jenner & Block's Chicago office and will begin at 1:00 pm CT on October 25. The Summit will focus on some of the key issues facing Great Lakes communities including water, waste and natural resource management, and planning for sustainable growth. Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago, will be the featured speaker.
Steve Armstrong of Jenner & Block's Environmental, Workplace and Health and Safety Department will moderate a panel discussion on water management issues in the Great Lakes region. Other panels will address redevelopment opportunities arising from the RACER Trust, creative end use strategies for landfills and realizing value from ecological assets.
Please click here for more information on the event.
Stephen H. Armstrong will speak at an upcoming National Brownfield Association (NBA) event titled "Sustainable Vision Breakfast," to be held July 21, 2011 at Jenner & Block's Chicago office conference center. The event will feature a panel with leaders of the City of Chicago, IEPA, and USEPA Region 5 presenting their sustainability vision and the opportunities that it will create for business, the environmental community and civic/nonprofit organizations. Following the panel discussion, Mr. Armstrong, who is NBA Illinois Chapter President, will share his thoughts on implementing the sustainability vision. See link below for more information.
On June 23, Jenner & Block, in conjunction with Bisnow, will host the "Midwest Brownfields Forum." The breakfast seminar will be held on the 45th floor of Jenner & Block's Chicago office and will begin at 8:00 am CST.
Steve Armstrong of Jenner's Environmental, Workplace and Health and Safety Department will be joined for a panel discussion by the following leading local and national figures in the Brownfield market: Kenneth Anderson, of Aon Risk Solutions; Robert Colangelo, Founder of the National Brownfield Association; Randall Jostes, President & CEO of Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc.; and James Van Nortwick, Manager of Underutilized Properties at GE Capital Real Estate. The panelists will discuss the recent increase in transactions involving environmentally impaired-or "Brownfield"-properties and the ways to make these transactions work. Please see the link below for more information on the event: