Image from the Climate Action Plan press conference on Chicago's Museum Campus of Shedd's CEO, Ted BeattieWe were thrilled today to attend the Climate Action Plan press conference on Chicago's Museum Campus. Shedd's CEO, Ted Beattie, shared the exciting news that by making a few green changes Shedd has cut our energy bill by 78%!  (Learn more about Shedd's green practices.) Mayor Daley reminded us that he made a commitment to transform Chicago into the most environmentally city in the nation. Today, Chicago is one of the greenest cities but we have a long way to go. The Climate Action Plan he outlined today offers a blueprint to businesses and individuals on how they can reduce their carbon emissions and also save money. This will be hard work and will require the cooperation of government, businesses and individuals. Together I believe that we can reach the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25% by the year 2020. What are your thoughts about the Climate Action Plan?

Posted by Michelle Jost, conservation