GreenTown: The Future of Community | Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities

GreenTown Will County
Friday, October 26, 2018
Joliet Junior College
Renaissance Center
214 N Ottawa St, Downtown Joliet

GreenTown Will County is about inspiration, aspiration and perspiration. By bringing together the public and private sectors from around the region, GreenTown cuts across boundaries, takes action and creates healthy sustainable communities – and will help to make a more vibrant Will County.

Join us to launch the Will County Regional Sustainability Network! The network was organized to connect people, communities and resources to make lasting improvements to Will County’s economy, ecology and social equity

-Elected Officials Breakfast 7am to 8am

-The GreenTown Will County Conference runs from 8 AM to 4 PM with a reception to follow

More information on GreenTown Will County available here.

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Cleveland Comeback: Transforming Cleveland Into a Bright Green City on a Blue Lake

Now five years old, Sustainable Cleveland is half way to achieving its ten-year plan to engage people to work together to create a “thriving and resilient” Cleveland. Its goal: to transform Cleveland to a bright green city on a blue lake. Driven by Mayor Frank Jackson, Sustainable Cleveland focuses on four foundational categories of a sustainable economy: Personal and Social Environment; Natural Environment; Built Environment and Business Environment. Each of these foundations, according to the Sustainable Cleveland web site, has priority areas being addressed by strategy and action within City government and in the greater Sustainable Cleveland community.

GreenTown spoke with Matt Gray, director of sustainability for the City of Cleveland, about the progress made to date in Cleveland and the work ahead. Click here to read the full interview.