Lake County Green Conference

Green buildings and green economy jobs are becoming increasingly important to our economy. The College of Lake County (CLC) is hosting its second annual conference on growing Lake County’s green economy. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at CLC’s Building C, 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake 60030.

This year’s event will join Lake County business owners and educators, as well as non-profit organizations and government leaders, for an agenda focused on local, on-the-ground efforts to build a green economy. The conference’s keynote speaker will be Randy Blankenhorn, executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), who will discuss CMAP’s “Go To 2040,” the comprehensive regional plan created to help metro Chicago plan for sustainable growth through the middle of the century.

The day will also include a variety of panel discussions, exploring local projects and initiatives that tie the regional planning guide to local efforts. County Green will provide attendees with specific take-home actions to help green their businesses and communities and contribute to the growth of the Lake County economy.

Registration may be made at the County Green registration website with a cost of $50 per person ($25 for municipal attendees). Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and a reception. With questions, please call email Sophie Gatins at sgatins@a5inc.com.

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