The DuPage Energy Summit will be held on Thursday, January 23 from Noon to 5pm at Hotel Arista in Naperville. This popular annual event has attracted 250-300 participants each year to learn about various environmental and conservation topics important to DuPage County. The topic for 2014 is Making DuPage a “Cool County.”
DuPage County, under the leadership of county board chairman Dan Cronin, is developing a greenhouse (GHG) emissions reduction program with the goal of reducing GHG emissions 10% by 2020 and 20% by 2030. Chairman Cronin created a Green Government Council in 2013, consisting of representatives from the private sector, to develop a plan to meet these goals.
The DuPage Energy Summit is an opportunity to educate those stakeholders and other community members on how we can, by working together, achieve reduced GHG emissions and help improve our quality of life in DuPage County. Speakers will focus on specific, local success stories around reducing vehicle miles traveled, and energy efficiency at various scales and funding.
Although anyone is welcome to attend this free event, those most likely to benefit are local municipalities, small businesses and those from the manufacturing and industrial sectors.
The event is hosted by The Conservation Foundation and DuPage County’s Green Government Council. Sponsors for the event include:
- The DuPage Community Foundation
- Pizzo Companies
- Calamos Investments/Hotel Arista
- Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
- Johnson Controls, Inc.
For directions to Hotel Arista, click here.