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O’Hare goes green with urban garden, bees and green roof

by Alan Yu and Drew Kann
Nov 14, 2012


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FedEx is greening O'Hare with a park-size roof garden at its airport cargo facility. 

Honey bees, Terminal 2 farming to grow produce for airport restaurants and a park-sized roof garden - it's all making O'Hare International Airport one of the leaders in going green. Add in energy conservation measures, and the airport estimates saving 1 million kilowatt-hours of power this year, enough electricity to cover the annual needs of more than 100 Illinois residences.