Friday, September 19, 2014

The Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit and Expo

Edible Roofs: Urbanism & Onsite Food Production

Please join co-hosts USGBC Illinois and CNU Illinois for an informative panel discussion exploring rooftops as an opportunity for urban agriculture - Edible Roofs: Urbanism & Onsite Food Production.

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 30
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Kendall College Auditorium
900 N. North Branch Street
Chicago, Illinois 60642

There can be many benefits to rooftop agriculture, including job creation, promotion of local food security, and a reduction on transportation impacts. In addition to being a "cool-roof" building strategy, rooftop agriculture can also contribute to achieving LEED-ND Credit 13 with “on site food production.”

Our three panelists will share their perspectives on achieving successful rooftop gardens at various scales: Urban Habitat Chicago will present the roof garden created for True Nature Foods; Uncommon Ground will share their journey to becoming the first certified organic rooftop farm in the US; and the largest farm-to-fork rooftop garden in Chicago and the Midwest, located on the West Building of McCormick Place, will be discussed by McCormick’s food service provider, SAVOR…Chicago. Food law attorney, Richard Schell, will moderate the panel.

USGBC Illinois and CNU Illinois members, as well as non-members, are invited to attend.

Continuing Education: Attendance at this program qualifies for one CEU from the GBCI as well as one LU from the AIA and also meets CNU-A continuing education requirements.

5:00-5:45pm Pre-Program Refreshments
5:15-5:45pm Optional Kendall Facility Tour
5:45-7:30pm Panel Discussion

  • USGBC-IL & CNU-IL Member Pre-registration $10 ($15 at the door)
  • Non-Member Pre-registration $15 ($20 at the door)
  • Student Pre-registration $5 ($10 at the door)
  • Registration fee includes snacks and soft drinks.

For event fees, online registration and additional information, please click the link below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BIOS Talk: Jeramie Strickland

Jeramie Strickland, a Wildlife Biologist from USFWS who serves on a few
boards/committees on increasing underrepresented groups in STEM, will be
giving a talk on ornate box turtles and his unique path to become a
wildlife scientist on Thursday.

Thursday 3:30-4:30p in MO 443