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Special Edition #2 - April 2017
GreenTown Registration Reminder

Online registration closes by 7 PM tonight

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL
Registration at the door will be accepted by cash or check, payable to Seven Generations Ahead. 
For additional details including session descriptions, click here
8:30am - 9:00am
General GreenTown Fox Valley Registration
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome Address
Gary Cuneen, Founder and Executive Director, Seven Generations Ahead
Jim Ebel, Co-founder, Two Brothers Roundhouse
9:15am - 9:30am
What's Happening at the Federal Level and How Will It Impact Sustainability and Illinois?
Keynote speaker:
Jack Darin, Executive Director, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club
9:30am - 10:15am
National Trends in Solar and How Local Communities Are Advancing Renewable Energy

Keynote speaker:
Elizabeth Doris Brown, Principal Laboratory Program Manager: State, Local, and Tribal Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
10:15am - 10:45am
Idea Factory 
Presentations from selected big idea project submissions to advance sustainability in the Fox Valley. Click here to learn more.
10:45am - 11:00am
11:00am - 12:15pm
Breakout Session #1
(choose one to attend)
Greenest Region Compact: Sustainability Planning Simplified
Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Genny Boesen, Executive Director, South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium
Transportation Trends in the Fox Valley: Mobilizing Communities by Shifting Modes
Joe Schwieterman, Director, Chaddick Institute
Tim Frisbie, Communications and Policy Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Lindsay Bayley, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Eric Gallt, Engineer, City of Aurora
Stephane Phifer, Planning and Zoning Director, City of Aurora
12:15pm - 1:15pm
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Breakout Session #2
(choose one to attend)
Improving the Water Quality, Habitat and Recreational Amenities of the Fox River
Karen Miller, Executive Planner, Kane County Development & Community Services Department
Frank Veraldi, Fish Biologist/Restoration Ecologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District
Kyla Jacobsen, Utilities Director, City of Elgin Water Department
Cindy Skrukrud, Clean Water Program Director at Sierra Club Illinois and Chair of the Fox River Study Group
Food Recovery and Composting in Waste Diversion
Jen Nelson, Seven Generations Ahead
Jeannine Kannegiesser, Northern Illinois Food Bank
Making the Fox Valley an Eco Tourism Destination / Driving Transit-Oriented Development in the Fox Valley
Steve Buchtel, Executive Director, Trails for Illinois
Bonnie Lee Kunkel, Aurora GreenFest
Jim Hughes, Jr., CEO, Next Generation Development
Jordan E. Glazov, Principal, Realtelligence LLC
John Harris, Principal, a5 Inc.
2:30pm - 2:45pm
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Session #3
(choose one to attend)
Building a Local Food Shed in Kane County: Opportunities and Challenges
Nate Summer, Heritage Prairie Farm
Carol Rauschenberger, Shared Harvest Co-op
David Miller, CEO and Co-Founder, Iroquois Farms
Matthew Tansley, Kane County
Natural Areas Management
Bill Stoll, Applied Ecological Services
Emily Okallau, Morton Arboretum Community Trees Program
Ryan Anderson, Midwest Pesticide Action Center
Becoming a Solar-Ready Fox Valley
Mark Pruitt, Community Choice Aggregation

Vito Greco, Elevate Energy
Edith Makra, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Zach Greene, SolSmart
Cecilia Govrik, Kane County Division of Environmental & Water Resources
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Reception
Featuring Two Brothers beer in a GreenTown glass you can take home
To stay up-to-date on the GreenTown Fox Valley, follow GreenTown on Facebook and Twitter, or the Fox Valley Sustainability Network on both Facebook and Twitter
Sponsors Include:
Community Sponsors
City of Elgin
Ozinga Bros. Inc.
Sponsors of the Mayors Breakfast
Hey and Associates
Republic Services
Mayors Breakfast Partner
Elevate Energy
Host of Mayor's Breakfast GreenTown Fox Valley
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora/Naperville
Host of GreenTown Fox Valley
Two Brothers Roundhouse       

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 
tansleymatthew@co.kane.il.us or kcplancoop@co.kane.il.us

Kane County Planning Cooperative, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
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