GreenTown Returns to Fox Valley – April 27

The Fox Valley Sustainability Network will host GreenTown—a full-day conference that brings the public and private sectors together to build stronger, more sustainable communities—on Thursday, April 27th in downtown Aurora.

Since 2007, GreenTown events have taken place throughout the upper Midwest. The April conference marks the third time that GreenTown will make its way to Kane County, after previous conferences were held in Elgin in 2011 and Aurora in 2015.

Who Should Attend GreenTown?

GreenTown is designed to bring current and relevant sustainability-related information to elected officials, city managers, planners, developers, engineers, public works directors, park district staff, school leaders, healthcare professionals, environmental advocates—and many others interested in working together to build a more sustainable Fox Valley region.

This year’s event will feature Economic Development sessions on “Making the Fox Valley an Eco Tourism Destination” and “Driving Transit-Oriented Development in the Fox Valley.” Guest speakers from the Illinois League of Bicyclists, Trails for Illinois, Village of Algonquin, Fox River Grove and Aurora Downtown Development will participate in these panel discussions.

Another notable afternoon breakout session on “Becoming a Solar-Ready Fox Valley” will feature presentations from Elevate Energy, Community Choice Aggregation, and the SolSmart technical assistance program from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Registration is now open online. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

When:  Thursday, April 27, 2017; 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: 
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora

Cost:  $35 public sector/nonprofit, $55 private sector

 

GreenTown is sponsored by Applied Ecological Services, the City of Aurora, the City of Elgin, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Clarke, the Grand Victoria Riverboat Fund, Kane County and Republic Services.

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