Building Resilient Communities
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Lower Level C Wing
College of Lake County
19351 W Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Registration is $50 which includes access to all the workshops, breakfast, lunch, organic snacks and microbrew. Students/Speakers attend for free.
1775 East Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL, US, 60030
Mention "County Green" when reserving your room.
For More Information
Cassandra Torstenson, Director
Green Economy and Sustainable Water
About the Conference
Connect with over 200 participants from both the public and private sectors in Lake County on May 23 at the College of Lake County Grayslake campus.
Join like-minded individuals in industry, government, education, technology, finance, engineering, and resource management for the College of Lake County's fourth annual County Green conference. This one day event will focus on Sustainability including Renewable Energy, Transportation and Water. We hope to explore the major challenges facing Lake County, and the potential solutions available to meet these challenges.
- 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration / Exhibits and Posters Open at 8 a.m.
- 8-9 a.m.
Registration and healthy, locally grown breakfast
- 9-9:05 a.m.
Welcome Address: Dr. Jerry Weber, President, College of Lake County
- 9:05-10:05 a.m.
Keynote Address: Climate Change by Jim Merkel
- 10:05-10:30 a.m.
Plenary Speaker: Climate Action in the Chicago Wilderness Region by Abigail Derby Lewis
- 10:30-10:45 a.m.
- 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Breakout Session 1
- Renewable Energy Track: Film Radically Simple and Q/A with Jim Merkel
- Water Track: Fracking
- Transportation Track: Transportation in the 21st Century
- 12-1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Networking
- 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 2
- Renewable Energy Track: Geothermal
- Water Track: Climate Change
- Transportation Track: Complete Streets
- 2:45-3 p.m.
- 3-4:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 3
- Renewable Energy Track: Offshore Wind
- Water Track: Building for Sustainability
- Transportation Track: Clean Vehicles for Tomorrow's Transportation
- 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Jim is the author of "Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth" and directs the Global Living Project, which consults with campuses and municipalities.
Visit Jim's website Global Living Project.
Abigail Derby Lewis
Abigail is a conservation ecologist at the Field Museum focusing on climate change adaption for natural areas in the Chicago Wilderness region. She will discuss regional climate projections, the climate action and green infrastructure work Chicago Wildness is leading and how we can help reduce and adapt to climate change.
Visit Abigail's webpage at the Field Museum website.