2008
Workshops will teach people what they can do to "go green" in their community

Workshops will teach people what they can do to "go green" in their community
October 10, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Environmental issues have historically taken a back seat in national elections. Not anymore. Issues such as climate change, concern over imported oil from the Middle East, and the need to develop “green” industries and jobs have moved to the forefront of the 2008 presidential race. People can learn how to make their communities more environmentally-friendly 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

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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.