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					DuPage County                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sixth Annual
Healthy Roads Initiative                                                                                                                                                                                    DuPage Environmental
DuPage is experiencing an increase in the number
of daily commuters as the county
remains a prime employment center for the
region. The outcome will be continued traffic
growth which will yield lengthier travel times,                                                                                                                                                              “Greening” Our
inevitable delays and nagging congestion.

In response to these issues, DuPage County
adopted the Healthy Roads Initiative in March
2004. The Initiative contains strict guidelines for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Roads
preserving the environmental, scenic, aesthetic,
historic and natural resource values of the area

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contained by a County road. It is made up of the
following components:

•   Construction of a sidewalk or bicycle path                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsors
    where right-of-way is available;
•   New construction projects that are safe for                                                                                                                                                                    DuPage Environmental
                                                                        THE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

    both the user and the community;                                                                                                                                                                                   Commission
•   New construction projects that preserve the                                                                                             We save land. We save rivers.                                       The Conservation Foundation
    environmental, scenic, aesthetic, historic and
    natural resource values of this area;                                                                                                                                                                          The DuPage Community
•   New construction projects that add a

                                                                                                                                                                            DUPAGE ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
    lasting value to both motorized and                                                                                                                                                                            DuPage County Board/
    non-motorized users;                                                                                                                                                                                       Environmental & Transportation
•   Exploration of the feasibility of the use of                                                                                                                                                                       Committees
    fiber-optics for utility placement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Benedictine University

                                                                                                                                                                            REGISTRATION ENCLOSED
Also included in all roadway design and                                                                                                                                                                                    SCARCE
construction: wetland detention, erosion control
measures, stream bank restoration, and inspection                                                                                                                                                               University of Illinois Extension
of erosion and sediment control to ensure the
environmental friendliness of its roadway design
and construction.                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday, January 8, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Benedictine University
        This brochure was printed on recycled paper                                                                                                                                                              Krasa Center
        using environmentally-friendly inks.                                                                                                                                                               5700 College Rd., Lisle
Are you a community or business leader,
                                                                                                                      ~ REGISTRATION ~
an elected official, a scientist, architect,
 engineer, or a health professional?
  Are you a citizen of DuPage County                                                                                DuPage Environmental Summit
  concerned about the impact of local          11:30-1:00   Registration/Exhibits Open
                                                              (Exhibits Remain Open Until 5:00 p.m.)                Registration Deadline: January 6, 2009
   transportation on the environment?
    Then this is an event you can’t afford                                                                                     FREE of charge.
                                               1:00-1:15    Welcome                                                   The courtesy of preregistration is required.
    to miss!
                                                              Robert J. Schillerstrom, DuPage County
                                                                                                                                 Please list all attendees.
    The sixth annual DuPage                                   Board Chairman; Dalip Bammi, DuPage
    Environmental Summit is an                                                                              Name(s): ___________________________________________
                                                              Community Foundation; Brook McDonald,
    exciting mix of presentations by                          The Conservation Foundation                   ___________________________________________________
    industry experts, professional
     exhibits, and networking                  1:15-1:45    Regional Transportation Planning                Organization Name: _________________________________
     opportunities. The Summit is free                      and the Environment
     of charge and open to the public.                                                                      Address: ____________________________________________
                                                               Jesse Elam,
     Advanced registration is required.                        Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning     ___________________________________________________

      This year’s Summit will once again       1:45-2:15    Cleaning Up Our Road Runoff                     Phone: _____________________________________________
      be a “no waste, environmentally                         Roger Bannerman,
      friendly” event. Here’s how you                                                                       Email: _____________________________________________
                                                              Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
      can make a contribution to
                                                                                                                FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER
      reducing your carbon footprint:          2:15-2:45     Examples of “Green Roads”                      Call:      Carrie Thompson at 630-428-4500, Ext. 10
      *     Consider carpooling with                           Mayor David Brummel,
                                                                                                            Email:     cthompson@theconservationfoundation.org
      friends or business associates                           City of Warrenville
                                                                                                            Fax to:    Attention of Carrie at 630-428-4599
      * Bring your own mug or cup for                          Jay Behnke,
      beverages                                                                                             Mail to: The Conservation Foundation
                                                               S.T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC                               10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd.
      * Don’t forget to bring a reusable                                                                             Naperville, IL 60565
      bag to take home handouts                2:45-3:15     Break—Exhibit Area Open                                 www.theconservationfoundation.org
      At the end of the day, we will           3:15-3:45     “Green” Tollways
      announce how much waste was                               Angela La Porte,
      reduced, how many people                                  Illinois State Tollway Authority
      carpooled, and estimate the
     reduction in our carbon footprint.        3:45-4:15     Mass Transit in DuPage County
     To demonstrate the county’s                               Speaker TBA
     commitment to preserving water –                          Regional Transportation Authority
    our most valuable resource – a
    raffle will be held for a rain barrel.     4:15-4:45     Alternative Fuels 101
                                                                John Walton,                                                      DIRECTIONS
     Exhibits: Exhibit space is limited                         Forest Preserve District of DuPage County    The Krasa Center at Benedictine University is located off
     and reserved for local conservation                                                                     of Maple Avenue/Chicago Avenue on the northwest side
    groups, Summit sponsors, local             4:15         Close                                           of campus next to the football stadium. For directions and
                                                                                                             a campus map, please visit www.ben.edu/about and click
    companies specializing in                                   Dr. Jack Sheaffer                              on the Campus Map. The Summit will be held on the
   environmentally-friendly transporta-                         DuPage Environmental Commission                          second floor of the Krasa Center.
  tion, and guest speaker companies. We                                                                        Lunch is available for $5/person in the Krasa Center.
 encourage you to plan for time to view        5:00         Exhibits Close                                               Pay on your own in the cafeteria.
exhibits before or after the Summit.