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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

 


USGBC Northwest Suburban Branch January Kickoff Party
Monday, January 27, 2014
6:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Durty Nellies

180 N. Smith St. Palatine, Illinois 60067

(across the street from the Palatine Metra Station)

 

Food by Dukes Ale House
Music by “Good on Sunday Band.”

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Birch Level
Core Energy Group, LLC
The Fruit Guys
Spartan Surfaces

Elm Level
Planning Resources Inc.
Swisslog

FREE PARKING.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Pace Bus Route 699 stops in front of Durty Nellie’s.
METRA Union Pacific District Northwest Line stops across the street.

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER:

http://usgreenbuildingcouncilchicagochapter.roundtablelive.org/calendar?eventId=644666&EventViewMode=EventDetails

If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please call 312-245-8300.

 




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 meeting locations, dates and times vary. 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!


January 27
     USGBC Northwest Suburban Branch January Kickoff Party at Durty Nellies -- See above!
6-10PM

January 31          UIC Urban Planning & Policy Student Association 4th Annual Urban Innovation Symposium
9am-1:30pm
UIC Student Center Eat, Rm 302, 705 Halstead, Chicago

http://www.uppsa.org/uis-2014.html


February 2          World Wetlands Day


March 7-9          One Earth FIlm Festival
http://www.greencommunityconnections.org/2013-one-earth-film-festival/

March 14          International Day of Action for Rivers


April 26         Northwest Cook County Sierra Club Earth Day Celebration
Deer Grove West Forest Preserve in Palatine


May 28         Northwest Suburban Green Drinks
5-8PM, Details TBA

May 21          3rd Annual Green Drive$ 2014
Come hear major automakers and green fuel technology experts wspeak
FREE
Dupage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, Illinois

http://www.chicagocleancities.org/component/ohanah/green-drive-2014/registration?Itemid=0

May 25        Bike the Drive


June 13-15          Chicago Blues Festival

June 13-20          Chicago Bike Week


July 9-13      Taste of Chicago


September 24          Northwest Suburban Green Drinks
5-8PM, Details TBA


October 1 & 2          Sustainability in Manufacturing Trade Show
McCormick Place
http://www.biztradeshows.com/trade-events/sustainability-manufacturing-chicag

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