2008
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
pbrozynski@ben.edu

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.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.