WASTE REDUCTION FORUM
The Fox Valley Sustainability Network held a Waste Forum on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Village Hall in Montgomery, IL. We discussed the programs and municipalities in the Fox Valley and surrounding areas that are utilizing waste reduction practices to make a healthier tomorrow.
Topics & Speakers:
Kane County recycling initiatives
Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Program Coordinator
Curbside residential food scrap composting for municipalities
Jennifer Nelson, Zero Waste Program Manager, Seven Generations Ahead
Northern Illinois Food Bank waste reduction and food recovery work
Chad Steward, Food Sourcing Retail and Strategy Specialist
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FORUM
The Fox Valley Sustainability Network help a Green Infrastructure Forum on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Midwest Groundcovers in St. Charles, IL. We discussed the programs and municipalities in the Fox Valley that have implemented green infrastructure plans and improvements they have made in their communities.
Topics & Speakers:
Natural Areas Assurance Program
- Dan Lobbes, Director of Land Protection & Kane County Director, The Conservation Foundation
Oak Ecosystem Recovery Plan
- M. Ross Alexander, PhD, Oak Ecosystem Recovery Program Coordinator, Morton Arboretum
Case Studies in the Fox Valley Region
- Tom Price, Principal Civil Engineer & Hydrologist, Conservation Design Forum
Case Study: Montgomery, IL
- Christopher J. Ott, P.E., CPII, Senior Project Engineer I, Engineering Enterprises, Inc.
SOLAR AND RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM
Thank you to everyone who attended the Fox Valley Sustainability Network's Solar and Renewable Energy Forum at Waubonsee Community College. We heard from many speakers advocating for solar and renewable resource policies and programs including Gary Cuneen, MeLena Hessel, Mark Burger, Mark Pruitt, Karen Miller, Andris Slokenbergs and Abby Beck.
We initiated a solar developer and institution match-making session for the second half of the forum. During this attendees were encouraged to mingle with solar developers, companies and organizations to learn more about what they do and how they might work together on upcoming and future solar and renewable energy projects.
GREEN BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM
Thank you to everyone who attended the Green Business and Economic Development Forum, November 15th at Waubonsee Community College Campus in Downtown Aurora!
We had a packed house to learn about Regional Active Mobility Program (RAMP) and discuss the importance of sustainable business and attracting green industries to the Fox Valley. We also received updates on the Future Energy Jobs Act and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)'s planning in the Fox River Corridor.
Thank you to our speakers Gary Cuneen, Stephane Phifer, John Harris, Representative Steve Andersson and Brian Daly and thank you to everyone who attended and participated!
GREENTOWN FOX VALLEY
Thank you to everyone that attended GreenTown Fox Valley at Two Brothers Roundhouse in downtown Aurora on Thursday, April 27, 2017!
To view presentations from the event, click here.
To view the full event agenda, click here.
A special thank you to our sponsors:
Community Lead Sponsors:
City of Aurora
Grand Victoria Riverboat Fund
Ozinga Bros. Inc.
Applied Ecological Services
Alderman William M. Donnell, 4th Ward, City of Aurora
Nissan North America
Sponsors of the Mayors Breakfast:
Hey and Associates
Chiro One Wellness Centers
Mayors Breakfast Partner:
Host of Mayors Breakfast GreenTown Fox Valley:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora/Naperville
Host of GreenTown Fox Valley:
Two Brothers Roundhouse