In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is Green Wednesday!
Our next gathering is July 1st, 2015, from 5pm - 7pm
Fox River Corridor, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Brian Daly, Associate Planner with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Brian will present on the Fox River Corridor Plan, a collaborative planning effort between the Villages of Algonquin and Carpentersville through CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance Program. With input from residents, business owners, the McHenry County Conservation District, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, and other stakeholders, the Villages are creating a plan to increase access to the river, improve water quality, and enhance the downtown area of each community.
Tentative future topics:
Aug. 5: Overview Aquaponics - Julie Zamudio of AquaVerde Aquaponics in McHenry
AquaVerde Aquaponics grows Tilapia, vegetables and herbs aquaponicly. Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture, the raising of fish and hyrdoponics growing plants soil-less. Aquaponics is a very sustainable way to farm. Come learn when you balance nature you can grow most anything.
Sept. 2 (6th Anniversary!): "Working Toward Sustainability" Mike Shipley, owner/managing partner of Conscious Cup Coffee, Crystal Lake.
Mike will share their journey of bringing sustainable practices to a business and their goals for the future. Green America business member since 2006!
(Helping create economy that works for the planet and all the people on it), Green America business member
Oct. 7: Oaktober, Jim Anderson, Lake County Forest Preserve District
Nov. 7: EarthShare Opportunity, Thomas Jacks
Dec. 2: Home Brewing - Holiday Gift Idea
TBD: Composting for Apartment Dweller & Small Households, Rich Tobias, U of IL Master Gardener (moved from August 2015)
Join us at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N Main Street in Crystal Lake. Head upstairs at Duke’s for info and inspiration, business and pleasure. Come talk about “greening” the future with others. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol - non-alcoholic drinks are available, of course!
We have an information table set up, and you are welcome to bring information about your green products and services each month to share.
Additional parking is available at the train station.
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