Workshop aims at helping residents make their communities sustainable

Workshop aims at helping residents make their communities sustainable
August 27, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Many experts believe that “going green” must start at the grassroots level – the communities in which we live. People can learn how to make their communities more sustainable by attending the “2008 Sustainable Cities Symposium” presented by the State of Illinois and the Green Governments Coordinating Council beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 24 at the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. The Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, chaired by Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, works with state agencies to develop polices that reduce pollution, promote conservation, and integrate green practices into state government operations. The Council also serves as a resource for municipalities and educational institutions throughout Illinois. The symposium will feature a number of municipal representatives and sustainability experts who will speak on topics such as green renovation and construction, building operations, land use planning, transportation, water conservation and waste management. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Speakers and workshops will be held from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For registration and more information, visit www.GreenSolutions.il.gov. The event is hosted by the Village of Lisle and Benedictine University.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.