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Northwest Suburban Green Drinks

Presented by Northwest Suburban Sustainability Council

Northwest Suburban Green Drinks (NWSGD),

Network, learn, & share ideas on sustainability.
All are welcome!


CONTENTS:   FEATURED EVENT  |  LINKS |  CONTACT  |  CALENDAR  |  FUTURE TOPICS  |  PAST TOPICS



FEATURED EVENT

2014 Illinois Solar Tour 
Come and See - Up Close - Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Homes and Businesses Throughout Illinois
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

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Saturday, October 4th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Our home in Prospect Heights will be on the Tour for the first time this year!
for more information, please visit:
http://www.illinoissolartour.org/

 

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Solar Tour After Party
& ISEA 2014 TESLA Raffle Drawing*

Emmett’s Ale House
110 North Brockway Street, Palatine, IL 60067
Saturday, October 4th
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Free appetizers
Drink specials
Mix and mingle with fellow renewable energy enthusiasts!
for more information or to register, please visit:
http://illinoissolar.org/event-1756954/Registration
*(Note: this year’s raffle tickets are sold out, but come share in the excitement!)

 





LINKS

http://www.organicnetworkingltd.com/

http://www.greencpallc.com/

http://www.scenterofthemind.com/



 

CONTACT

EMAIL                          NWSGD@comcast.net

LINKEDIN GROUP       Northwest Suburban Green Drinks
WEBSITE                     http://www.greendrinks.org/IL/Northwest Suburban



 

2014 CALENDAR

Please note: Northwest Suburban Green Drinks meets at different locations, on varying dates and times.

Please check back here for updates!

 

Got an event you'd like listed here? Let us know.

 

Thanks, and hope to see you at the next event!


OCTOBER 4    Illinois Solar Tour
10:00am-2:00pm
Visit residential and business sites with solar pv, solar thermal, wind power, and geotermal throughout Illinois
FREE

http://www.illinoissolartour.org

 

October 24, 25 & 26          Chicago Green Festival at Navy Pier


November 26         Northwest Suburban Green Drinks
                                            Five Year Anniversary!
5-8PM, Details TBA

December         Northwest Suburban Green Drinks
                                           Holiday Party!
Details TBA



UPCOMING TOPICS

What topics would you like to discuss at Green Drinks? Here are some we're working on:

 

T  ools for Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Biomimicry

Sustainable Accounting

The Triple Bottom Line
Evaluating Green Projects

The Paperless Office

How to Profit from Today's Green Economy
 Financing Your Renewable Energy/ Energy Efficiency Project with PACE

Sustainability and Economic Development in Illinois 


Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
Energy Conservation

Cradle to Cradle

Electronics Recycling


Green Building
Commercial LEED: a Local Business' Journey to LEED Platinum Certification

Zero Net Energy Buildings

Responsible Resource Use, Landscapes, and the Environment

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Fracking

Renewable Energy

Wind Power

Geothermal

Fuel Cells


Transportation
High-Speed Rail


Social Responsibility

The Green Living Project

Fair Trade

 

 


Past Presentation Topics and Events:

Tools for Businesses and Entrepreneurs
"Sales Strategy Troubleshooting" - John Maxwell

"Get Up, Get Dressed, and Get Out the Door" - Jean MacDonald, DTM

"Microfinance" --Tricia Scully, Accion

"The Ear-Catching Elevator Speech" -- Sarah Bryant, Ugly Mug Consulting

"Social Media Network Marketing" -- Mohamad Nasir, Chicago Business & Practice Development (BPD)

"Why Sustainability Plans Are Necessary" -- Dustin Sonneborn, HarneTech Sustainability Consulting

"A Business Case for Sustainability" -- Lindsay James, Director of Strategic Sustainability, InterfaceFLOR


Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
"Choose to Be Green" -- Mary Allen, Recycling and Education Director at the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC)


Green Building
"Energy Impact Illinois" -- Mary Edsey, Paige Bonk, and Teper Maslaka

"Green Gadgets & Gizmos: Fun, Easy, and Affiordable Green Home Improvement Projects" Mark Wille, Sustainable Materals Consultant at Green Depot Chicago, and Tim Cofran, Territory Manager at Solatube International

"Home Energy Audits" -- Mark Handy, LEED AP, NABCEP, BPI, RESNET, CEO, Kenjiva Energy Systems

Healthy Home 2010 -- designer showcase home built to LEED standards and the IEQ Management Plan for Residential Construction

"The Making of a Green Home" -- Jason LeFleur, LEED AP, Regional Director, Alliance for Sustainability;

"Healthy Child, Healthy World"  -- Victoria Di Iorio, VP of Marketing, Dior Builders, Co-Chair of the HH10 Project; Jill Sailisbury, Environmental Language Furniture, Co-Chair of HH10 Project


Responsible Resource Use, Landscapes, and the Environment
"Growing Home" -- Harry Rhodes, Executive Directior

"Threats to Our Urban Forests" -- Jim DeHorn, TreeKeepers Organizer, Openlands

"How to Create a Sustainable Landscape at Home" -- Carol Becker, Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association, Sage Advice

"Sustainable Native Landscapes" -- Roy Diblik, plantsman, author and co-owner, Northwind Perrennial Farm

"Standards for Sustainable Landscaping: The Sustainable Sites Initiative" -- Linda Kiscellus, Chief Sustainability Officer and Purchasing Manager, Moore Landscapes

"Climate Talk: What Do We Know, and What Can We Do?" -- Lisa Albrecht and Drew Soloman, Climate Reality Project

 

Energy
"Climate Cycle" -- Erin Potter

"The Smart Grid" -- Donna Weston, Anixter

"Peak Oil" -- Kevin Walsh, MLS, founding director, Chicago Peak Oil

"Does Solar Make Cents?" --  Peter Gorr

"Repower and Municipal Aggregation" -- Lesley McCain, Illinois Solar Energy Association


Transportation   
"The Electric Car Has Arrived" -- Brent Baker, Bill Stasek Chevrolet


   

Social Responsibility
"A Quiet Case of Ethnic Cleansing: The Murder of Bangladesh's Hindus" -- Dr. Richard L. Benkin, PhD

"Local Sourcing" -- Diane Bolash, master gardener, master composter, and sign linguist

"Green Drinks Unplugged," a roundtable discussion on future speakers, events, etc.

"Socially Responsible Investing" --

"FUNCEDESCRI: Teaching Sustainable Farming in Guatemala" Janine Kacprzak

Healthy Living
"The Benefits of Massage and Proper Nutrition" -- Dorothy Deemer, LMT