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Friday, October 26, 2018

GreenTown Will County

08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Join us to launch the Will County Regional Sustainability Network! The network was organized to connect people, communities and resources to make lasting improvements to Will County’s economy, ecology and social equity.

GreenTown Will County is about bringing together the public and private sectors from around the region, cutting across boundaries, taking action to create healthy sustainable communities.

Craft Beer Networking Social at 4:30 PM

Joliet Junior College
Renaissance Center
214 N Ottawa St, Downtown Joliet

Sponsorships are available. $25 Attendance Fee includes light breakfast and lunch.

Topics to be covered:

Obesity Prevention, Community Health Assessment and the MAPP Collaborative
Opioids and Issues Around Health, Water Quality and Waste – National, Local, Barriers and Solutions
Food is Medicine: Links Between Sustainability and Health

Community Mobility
Will County Freight Friendly Study and Transportation Issues and Solutions
Will County Transportation and Bikable, Walkable Community Initiatives

Regional and Local Water Issues (Joliet, Great Lakes)
Water Quality Protection and Agriculture
Residential and Institutional Water Conservation Strategies

Legislation, Ordinances and Planning: Recycling, Waste Reduction and Composting Initiatives
Infrastructure and Programs Driving Waste Reduction and Composting
Composting, Waste Reduction and Recycling at Educational Institutions

What Does Farm To Table Really Mean?
Defining a Local Food System
Farm to School

Energy Efficiency
Solar Energy
Sustainable Development


A leading advocate in sustainability and education for sustainable development, will address the national trends and local actions for a sustainable future. Aspects of sustainability in both higher education and in the community will be highlighted. She will focus on sustainable economic development and the impact it will have on the future of Will County, its employees and residents. This presentation emphasize resilience and leadership within the business sector while including government and nonprofits.

REGISTER by clicking HERE.

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Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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