Previous Sep 2012Next Archives About iBi Leading Change in the Age of Sustainability by Anthony Corso How did the call for sustainability make its way from the agenda of scientists, environmentalists and social justice advocates to the boardrooms of nearly every major corporation on the planet? An Advantage with Staying Power Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi Even the worst downturn since the Great Depression couldn’t kill the overarching trend toward sustainability. New Ways of Living Case Studies of Sustainable Homes by Jonathan Wright On the road to sustainable energy solutions, two local businessmen are leading by example. From Farm to Plate Scaling Up the Local Food Economy by Stevie Sigan Photography by David Vernon Consumer demand for quality and security is fueling a return to a local food system. Brilliant. Bright. Community Sustainability Planning in Central Illinois by Melissa Eaton Tri-County Regional Planning Commission The new regional sustainability plan will help our communities embrace necessary change. The Business Case for Sustainability by Dan Dugal The benefits of creating a holistic sustainability strategy for your company are many. How Much Energy is Your Building Using? by Todd Abercrombie EverGreen Home Energy Consultants, Inc. When it comes to making a building energy-efficient, knowledge is power. Emiquon A Textbook Example of Sustainability by Gelasia Croom The Nature Conservancy The restored floodplains near Lewistown gain international acclaim. Offsetting Emissions, One Tree At A Time... A Talk With Scott Settelmyer Settelmyer is managing director of TerraCarbon LLC, a Peoria-based advisory firm that supports the development of projects to reduce greenhouse gases. Sustainability With CNG by Eric Shangraw Peoria Disposal Company The conversion to a safer, cleaner fuel has cut costs and reduced volatility. Fit for the Environment by Ray Lees Dewberry When it comes to sustainability, Illinois Central College is practicing what it teaches. Sustainability Practice at Bradley University by Dr. Bernard Goitein Bradley University Two MBA students turned an independent study course on sustainability into a community-based effort to improve awareness and engagement. A New Approach to Burials by Heather Swick A new process seeks burials that align with modern sustainability efforts without surrendering valued traditions. Region The "D" WordPatrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau Debunking TaxesCongressman Aaron Schock Communities We ServeMichael Stephan - Heart of Illinois United Way A Sustainable WorkplaceThomas O'Neill III, Peoria County Board Workplace Radical Upheaval in SEOGoogle's Algorithm Updatesby Steven Streight Healthcare, Energy And Commodity CostWhat To Expect And How To Navigate Upcoming Challengesby Bob Jirsa McGladrey LLP The “Grow or Die” LieWhy Everything You Think You Know About Business Growth Is Wrongby Ed Hess Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia The Doctor Is In10 Questions to Help You Check the Vital Signs of Your Client Relationshipsby Andrew Sobel Wellness and Healthcare Plan SustainabilityTim Wyman, The Wyman Group Sustainability Through Employee RecognitionJimmy L. Smith, Jim Smith Quality Healthcare New Medical Air Ambulances Carry Us Into the Futureby Shelli Dankoff OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Redefining Quality BenchmarksDr. Gail Amundson, Quality Quest for Health Building Sustainability Through A Culture of WellnessMethodist Medical Center Balance Save More By Spending Less by Leigh Morris Ameren Illinois Whether you are a business or residential customer, there is no shortage of ways to save on your energy bill.