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Chicago Goes Greener

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Chicago’s green, but it could be greener. That was the message from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton’s foundation is partnering with banks and the city to help make Chicago’s buildings more energy efficient. He says retrofitting old buildings with new technology will help the economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

CLINTON: Our country has been founded on innovation. We’ve always gotten somewhere first. And energy gives us the opportunity to be the innovation nation again. It gives us the opportunity to prove that this is good economics, not bad economics, if we’re smart.

Two of Chicago’s largest buildings, Sears Tower and Merchandise Mart, will both take part in the program.

Listen to former President Bill Clinton’s full statement.

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