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City of Freeport, Illinois

Go Green in Stephenson County!

May 28th, 2009 Event for Business & Industry, Government, and Residents

Event Speakers:

  • Presentation: From Raindrops to your Drinking Glass
    Della Moen, Community Member
    Della has been associated with the Stephenson Soil and Water Conservation District for 25 years. She has studied freshwater supplies and other environmental issues as a hobby. For 15 years she has written a weekly article on a variety of conservation issues for the Freeport Journal Standard daily newspaper and the weekly Northwestern Illinois Farmer. Her articles are distributed around the state to all the NRCS Field Offices and are shown as press releases on the website of the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Sponsor of the Greening Business Brownbag Lunch
Fehr-Graham & Associates, Engineering & Science Consultants www.fehr-graham.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

Additional Resources compiled by Kevin Greene, Illinois EPA(see above):

Grants and Incentives:
Contact your utility about grants and rebates -Commonwealth Edison - www.comed.com

Search the web for grants and other incentives -

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation - www.illinoiscleanenergy.org

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity:

Public Sector Electric Efficiency Programs - www.illinoisbiz.biz/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Energy/Energy+Efficiency/
Economic Stimulus (ARRA) Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants -
www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/DOE_032609.PDF
www.illinoisbiz.biz/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Economic+Stimulus/EconomicStimulus.htm

Sign up for listservs and email notices -

UIUC, Smart Energy Design Assistance Center - http://smartenergy.arch.uiuc.edu/

Where to get more information:

More resources:

The Green Office- www.thegreenoffice.com/
U.S. EPA, EnergyStar Program - www.energystar.gov/
U.S. DOE, Green Power Network - www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/buying_power.shtml
U.S. Green Building Council, Resources for Local and State Governments - www.usgbc.org/Docs/Member_Resource_Docs/toolkit_statelocal.pdf
Illinois EPA, Pollution Prevention Internship Program - www.epa.state.il.us/p2/internships/index.html

Related Local Initiatives & Organizations:

Rawleigh Redevelopment Initiative: www.renewrawleigh.com
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society: www.nwilaudubon.org
Yellow Creek Watershed Partnership:www.ycwp.org
Stephenson Soil & Water District: www.stephensonswcd.org
Driftless Area Initiative: www.driftlessareainitiative.org
Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation: www.pecriver.org