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GreenTown Will County

GreenTown Will County 2018

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. 

On Friday, October 26, 2018, GreenTown is coming to Will County at the Joliet Junior College Renaissance Center in downtown Joliet!

The full-day event – produced by Seven Generations Ahead and a5 Branding & Digital in collaboration with Will County Government, the City of Joliet, the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium and other community organization partners – will feature engaging speakers, networking and action on topics including renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation, sustainable agriculture and local food, community health, and water.

The event will also feature a Mayor’s Breakfast for elected officials across the region, an Idea Factory Challenge including some of the best and brightest new project innovations in sustainability, and the rollout of the new Will County Regional Sustainability Network.

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.

Sponsor GreenTown Will County

GreenTown is a “take action experience” that joins decision makers from government, the business community and higher education to identify the action steps they can take together to make healthier, more prosperous communities a reality.

Sponsoring GreenTown has many benefits and gives you the chance to: 

  • Demonstrate your commitment and leadership in the community
  • Heighten awareness of your sustainability programs
  • Strengthen relationships 
  • Have a voice in shaping the sustainable future for the community

Become a sponsor of GreenTown and join the public and private sector leaders in the drive to create healthier, more prosperous communities.

View the Media Kit here for more information on sponsoring GreenTown Will County. See who else is sponsoring GreenTown Will County. To sponsor, contact Chuck Colley at

June Advisory Council Meeting


Please join us to discuss GreenTown Will County, set for Friday, October 26, 2018 in downtown Joliet, IL. As a community leader, we need you to help us develop the event and create a network for Will County.

GreenTown Will County will address topics such as:

  • Energy & Ecosystems
  • Local, Sustainable Food
  • Water
  • Transportation
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Health

To attend the Advisory Council meeting, please email your RSVP to Alli Preble at

January Advisory Council Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the GreenTown Will County Advisory Council on Tuesday, January 23rd at Joliet Junior College. In addition to discussing potential topics to be addressed at GreenTown, three university and college presidents signed the Will County Regional Sustainability Alliance Agreement:

  • Judy Mitchell, President, Joliet Junior College
  • David Livingston, President, Lewis University
  • Arvid Johnson, President, University of St. Francis

Thank you to Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk for his speaking and thank you to the participants in our discussion. This input is vital to the creation of GreenTown Will County.

More details on GreenTown Will County will be coming in the next month. Stay up-to-date on GreenTown Will County by following GreenTown on Facebook and Twitter.

GreenTown: The Future of Community is co-produced by a5 Inc., a Chicago-based marketing and communications firm, and Seven Generations Ahead, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build healthy, sustainable communities.