Save the date for the 2019 DuPage Environmental Summit, Thursday, January 31st, 2019, 8am to Noon at the Naperville Campus (Diehl Road) of Northern Illinois University. The Summit will be centered on the pulse of the natural environment in DuPage County - water quality reports and trends, restoring our natural areas, adapting to climate change and the use of more sustainable technologies like community solar. Registration and our exhibits area will open at 7:30 a.m. and will feature organizations working on various environmental aspects throughout the region.
Here is a sampling of speakers and topics lined up for the morning:
Restoration in DuPage County Forest Preserves
Erik Neidy, Director of Natural Resources, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
The State of DuPage County Rivers
Staff of The Conservation Foundation/DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup
Impact of Climate Change on Bird Migration
Dr. Douglas Stotz, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Keller Science Action Center at the Field Museum
Urban Green Spaces, Climate Change and Adaptation
Katherine Moore Powell, Climate Change Ecologist, Keller Science Action Center at the Field Museum
Combatting Climate Change With Community Solar and Other Renewable Energies
Lisa Albrecht, All Bright Solar and Vice President/Policy Committee Chair, Illinois Solar Energy Association
Special thanks to the DuPage Foundation, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. and DuPage County/Cool DuPage Initiative for their sponsorship!