Green Building Council honors Daley

Interesting news for Chicagoans…

The U.S. Green Building Council announced a new award is being created in honor of Chicago’s own Mayor Richard Daley, to recognize the mayor’s “legacy as a world leader in demonstrating how a nurturing and sustainable city can be the highest service to a community.”  (USGBC Press Release)

Called the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities, the award will be presented to its first official winner (Daley) at USGBC’s annual Greenbuild expo this November.

According to the Chicago Tribune, “During Daley’s 21-year tenure as mayor, Chicago has planted more than 600,000 trees, constructed more than 85 miles of landscaped medians and built more than 7 million square feet of planted roofs — more than any other city in the U.S., city officials have said.” (Read the rest of the article here)

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