Resources: Green Building Tour and Dialog on Incentivizing Affordable Green Building (TBD Either October 2nd or 23rd) The USGBC North/Northwest Suburb Chapter is hosting a green building tour that will include the Hyacinth Place Development, as well as the Highland Park Library. After the tour, municipal leaders, elected officials and municipal staff will be participate in a dialog on affordable green development. The event is being planned in partnership with Clean Air Counts and the Northwest Municipal Conference. September 19 September 19, 2009: "Jobs for the Future Fair, learn about the in-demand stimulus jobs and the training you need to qualify for them!" For more information please visit the Moraine Valley Workforce Development and Community Services website at www.morainevalley.edu%2FWDCS%2Fcalendar.htm&id=preview September 22 Car Free Day go to the Active Transportation Alliance website for details. http://www.activetrans.org/
September 26th Scarce Green Fair at Cantigny Park. Cantigny is co-producing with SCARE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education) a Green Fair event on Saturday, September 26th from 10am – 4pm. This event is celebrating what’s working in the local community—for people, business and the environment. The purpose is to promote that green means safe, healthy communities and a strong local economy. There will be how-to workshops, speakers, fun activities for kids and families, organic wine tasting, delicious vegetarian cuisine, live music, a Fashion show and a recycled art contest just to name a few. Volunteers are needed to help out with a number of activities. This is an excellent opportunities for scouts to become involved. Since this is coming up quickly, Cantigny needs to know what troops would be interested and how many scouts by September 14th. The Troops can contact Laura Evans directly at LEvans@cantigny.org or (630) 260-8266. Listed below are the volunteer opportunities. 1. Man every waste station - to ensure that people are throwing the correct items in recycling, compost and waste bins. This is an important task, b/c we don't want to be sorting through these bins at the end of the day making sure we don't have recyclables in the waste bin or food scraps in the recycling bins. Would need about 20 scouts with an Adult Leader throughout the day. Shift 1 (9:30am – 1pm) Shift 2 (1pm - 4:30pm) 2. Helping all of our vendors unload & reload their cars & to help set up and break down. The vendors will have a lot to carry from tables, chairs, signs and boxes. Ideally, if we could have 2-3 capable scouts assigned to each vendor that would be great - during both
the set up hours and break down hours. Set up (7am – 9am) Break down (4pm – 6pm). There are approximately 60 vendors to date. 3. Collecting flags at the Recycling Extravaganza - need 2 at this table throughout the day maybe working in shifts? Shift 1 (9:30am – 1pm) Shift 2 (1pm – 4:30pm) 4. Over 16 years of age - We'll need lots of extra hands at the Recycling Extravaganza -taking electronics out of cars, helping people to unload their items, keeping the flow of cars moving. These scouts must be older b/c we have to be sure they are tall enough for the cars/drivers to see them and also if they're older, they'll have the physical strength to be on their feet & helping with the physical labor. Shift 1 (9:30am – 1pm) and Shift 2 (1pm – 4:30pm). September 29 NORTHERN INDIANA SMARTWAY CONFERENCE & EXHIBIT, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 HORSESHOE CASINO -REGISTER AT WWW.SMARTIDLE.COM South Shore Clean Cities is hosting Northern Indiana's Smartway Conference & Exhibit. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Office of Energy Development, this event will feature current green vehicles and technologies that are currently assisting Indiana Organizations and individuals on emission reductions and fuel savings. Educational presentations will feature information regarding U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy approved technologies and upcoming Funding Opportunities for all Indiana Fleets. Hands on displays will feature advanced smart idle/clean air technologies. Local projects will be highlighted along with South Shore Clean Cities, a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. South Shore Clean Cities is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing our nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption by promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles to the transportation industry, government and the public. Headquartered in Northern Indiana, SSCC works extensively to improve the Quality of Life throughout Northern Indiana in collaboration with local partners, and taking on a statewide leadership role in project development. Please register at www.smartidle.com or contact South Shore Clean Cities, Inc. at 219-365-4289. September 30 Bringing Green Down to Earth 2009 Environmental Leadership Conference to be held Sept. 30 in Oak Brook. Registration is now open, and those who register before Aug. 10 will save $25. Registration closes Sept. 23. This event has been planned to help local officials by offering useful information, practical advice and networking to elected officials, government staff, business leaders and others who would like to get green initiatives off the ground in their communities. The conference is hosted by the University of Illinois Extension. To learn more please visit their website http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/elc/
October 7 Safe Routes to School October 15 GreenTown: The Future of Community. This year’s event will focus on implementation strategies, programs, and projects related to the five key areas of the Chicago Climate Action Plan. GreenTown 2009 will showcase national and local leaders who are at the forefront of sustainable urbanism, transit-oriented development, food residuals diversion and composting, green building, renewable energy, energy efficiency, zero waste, local food systems, and more. The conference website is www.greentownconference.com. October 17, 2009 How Cool is your Home Fair The League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area (LWVLGA) in conjunction with the Township of Lyons, will hold an environmental fair at LTHS South Campus on Saturday, October 17. At the fair, residents of La Grange area will see a variety of products and services to help them create a healthier environment for themselves and their families. For more information regarding this event, please contact Pat Rocco Cool Cities Committee LWVLGA 708-354-8861 email@example.com October 23 DuPage County Green Building Expo October 23 Friday, October 23, 2009 at the DuPage County Jack T. Knuepfer Administration Building Auditorium 421 North County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: DuPage County presents an opportunity to visit with expert green building exhibitors and learn about what it takes to have a LEED certified green building. 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Robert J. Schillerstrom, DuPage County Board Chairman Jeff Redick, County Board District 2, DuPage Environmental Committee Chairman 8:45 - 9:00 a.m. U.S. Green Building Council Chicago Chapter Cynthia Milota, LEED AP, Interiors Planning & Design, Highlights of training programs and educational opportunities offered by the local chapter and branches. 9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Wight & Co. "What goes into a green building" 9:20 - 9:40 a.m. Hitchcock Design Group, "An intro to local projects" 9:40 - 10:00 a.m. DuPage County Stormwater, "Greening your Stormwater" 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Visit the Green Building Exhibitors Event Sponsored by: Wight & Co
October 28 Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Symposium October 28, 2009 The Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Symposium being held in conjunction with the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards on Thursday, October 28, 2009 in Champaign. We have an excellent panel of speakers lined up and this will be a great networking opportunity as well. Additional information including the detailed agenda and registration can be found on our website. Note there is NO CHARGE to attend the symposium. http://www.istc.illinois.edu/special_projects/greenhouse-gas-sustainability-symposium.cfm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Debra Jacobson, Regional Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability University of Illinois Resources: Raising Awareness of Native Landscaping: Report Documents Evolution of 16 Gardens http://www.cleanaircounts.org/naturallandscaping.aspx US EPA Experts for Region 5—do you have questions? Get some answers. http://www.epa.gov/cgi-bin/r5experts.cgi US EPA Combined Heat and Power http://www.epa.gov/chp/ Funding: FY2010 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Interagency Funding Guide http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/glri/fundingguide2009_r3.pdf on page 3 there is an Emerald Ash Borer Prevention Grant Program on page 10 there is Restore Urban and Community Forests on page 11 there is a Landscape Restoration with $150 k match req. Illinois Green Fleets (Diesel Retrofits, Clean Fuel Rebate Program, New School Buses) http://www.illinoisgreenfleets.org/ (scroll down to towards the bottom of the page)
IL DCEO has some ARRA-funded energy programs, including one for green roofs. The program is limited to communities with populations over 50k. http://www.commerce.state.il.us/NR/rdonlyres/D44E60BC-BFD6-4D14-B5E0FCADF4042E54/0/FINALGreenRoofsGrantProgramAug17.pdf.