Summit promotes ways to cut energy costs, protect environment

Summit promotes ways to cut energy costs, protect environment
January 3, 2007

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

The average house is responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as an automobile. Every time a person flips on a light switch, runs the dishwasher or turns on the air conditioner or furnace, they use energy, which in turns creates more pollution from power plants. Creating a more energy-efficient home and business and the development of hybrid automobiles are among the topics that will be addressed at the fourth annual DuPage Environmental Summit from noon-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 on the second floor of the Krasa Center on the campus of Benedictine University. The title of this year’s summit is “How To Save on Energy Costs and Help the Environment” and will focus on how homeowners and business owners can save energy, protect the environment and natural resources, and maintain lower utility bills. The summit will include remarks by DuPage County Board Chairman Robert J. Schillerstrom, Conservation Foundation President/CEO Brook McDonald, and DuPage Environmental Commission Chairman Jack Sheaffer. Sharon Hillman, Vice President of Resource Adequacy & Environmental Programs for ComEd’s CARE Initiative, is among the scheduled speakers. The summit is sponsored by the DuPage Environmental Commission, The Conservation Foundation, the DuPage County Board Environmental Committee, the DuPage Community Foundation and Benedictine University. The summit is free and open to the public.


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.