Lake County Greentown

January 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

March 17-18 at College of Lake County: 19351 W. Washington St., Building C Lower Level, Grayslake, IL 60030

GreenTown Lake County Pre-conference Sessions Announced; Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for GreenTown: The Future of Community, to be held March 17-18 at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Pre-conference sessions will be held on March 17, and will include:

Green Jobs: The Future of the New Economy
Led by: Delta Institute

The green economy is expected to contribute billions of dollars and generate millions of jobs in the coming decades. Encouraged by federal economic incentives and state and local stimulus spending, community leaders want to know how to tap into this emerging sector to enhance competitiveness, promote economic recovery and create jobs. In this half-day session, The Delta Institute and guest speakers will present research, data and case studies that will help participants understand the dynamics of the green economy and show how it is transforming the U.S. economy.

Greening the Campus: How Educational Institutions Combat Climate Issues
Led by: ICCSN and ACUPCC

Join the members of the Illinois Community College Sustainability Network (ICCSN) and signatories of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to discuss climate change and share strategies for integrating sustainability into the curriculum and operations to help achieve climate neutrality. Campuses that address the climate challenge by eliminating global warming emissions and by integrating sustainability will better serve their students and meet their social mandate to help create a thriving, ethical and civil society.

Greening the K-12 School System
Led by: Seven Generations Ahead

Discover how practitioners supporting local and statewide efforts are making Illinois a leader in the green schools movement. Intended for school district board members, administrators, parents, teachers, and operations staff, this informative workshop will showcase one comprehensive green school model; farm-to-school initiatives that are changing the face of local food procurement and healthy eating education; and LEED green building projects that are saving schools money while improving the health and well-being of students. Participants will leave with project ideas, curriculum and program activities, and resources for saving money while supporting a healthy natural environment.

Engaging Residents in Creating Sustainable Communities: An Afternoon Workshop On How To Affect Change
Led by: a5

Developing sustainable communities requires community engagement. Learn how municipalities and community organizations can engage residents in improving the health of our communities through our jobs, air and water quality, transportation, local food and more. Through a mix of case studies, panels and discussions, participants will learn about how to plan, execute and finance sustainable community initiatives.