How Chicago Neighborhoods Are Leading The Charge On Sustainability

The exterior of the SmartHome exhibit on the grounds of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is seen May 22, 2008. The museum opened the home to show the public it can be easy to incorporate environmental sustainability into their own houses.
The exterior of the SmartHome exhibit on the grounds of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is seen May 22, 2008. The museum opened the home to show the public it can be easy to incorporate environmental sustainability into their own houses. M. Spencer Green / AP Photo
The exterior of the SmartHome exhibit on the grounds of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is seen May 22, 2008. The museum opened the home to show the public it can be easy to incorporate environmental sustainability into their own houses.
The exterior of the SmartHome exhibit on the grounds of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is seen May 22, 2008. The museum opened the home to show the public it can be easy to incorporate environmental sustainability into their own houses. M. Spencer Green / AP Photo

How Chicago Neighborhoods Are Leading The Charge On Sustainability

As the nation deals with the effects of climate change, carbon output per capita is lower in U.S. cities like Chicago than in other parts of the country, and that’s thanks in part to efforts at the neighborhood level.

Reset explores some of the little-known projects happening locally that are helping Chicago become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

GUEST: Karen Weigert, vice president at Chicago-based clean energy innovation nonprofit Slipstream and former chief sustainability officer for the City of Chicago