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Illinois Green Economy Network Transition and Update

Dear colleagues and friends, We regret to inform you that Stephen Bell has resigned as Executive Director of the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN). Stephen has been Executive Director since 2013 and with the network since 2010. With Stephen’s leadership, IGEN evolved into an internationally recognized model for sustainability in higher education. Among the network’s […]

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Second Annual IGEN Recognition Awards

During the 2017 IGEN Sustainability Conference in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, recognition awards were presented at the Networking and Recognition Event at Epiphany Farms Restaurant on March 22, 2017. Congratulations and thank you to all recipients! The conference brought together over 70 representatives from 19 Illinois community colleges and their partners to share best practices, lessons learned, […]

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Smart Cities International Symposium and Exhibition – January 24-25, 2017

Bringing together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Expert speakers will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision. […]

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MREA Solar Training Academy

January – May 2017 • Five Weekends Dubuque IA • Milwaukee WI • Minneapolis MN • Normal IL The MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes that walks students through the PV design and installation process. Students receive professional-level solar training, with no previous experience necessary in the solar field. Upon academy […]

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Power and Energy Conference at Illinois – Champaign, IL

February 23-24, 2017 Join us at the annual IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI) to investigate future power and energy technologies presented by leading industry and academic experts in the field. PECI is an international IEEE conference approved and technically sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) / Power and Energy Society […]

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Move Some Earth Day – May 6, 2017

Join us for this all-day event as the MREA works to improve their demonstration site at the ReNew the Earth Institute in scenic Custer, WI. Typical volunteer tasks include landscaping, clearing brush, preparing food for The Energy Fair, painting picnic tables, preparing the MREA garden, assisting with office work and Energy Fair promotion, and more! […]

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American Wind Energy Association 2017 WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition

Anaheim, CA: May 22 – 25, 2017 WINDPOWER puts you at the center of it all. Professionals from all over the world come here to network, learn and advance their organizational missions. Collaborate with colleagues and peers—innovators, thought leaders and policy makers—as you chart wind energy’s course into the future. For more information visit AWEA’s […]

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28th Annual MREA Energy Fair – June 16-18, 2017

Now in its 28th year, The Energy Fair brings thousands of people together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take-action towards a sustainable future. The Fair features over 250 workshops and over 200 exhibitors, with live music, inspiring keynotes, and activities for the whole family. Hosted by the Midwest Renewable […]

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SEDAC is Back!

After being on hold for just over a year, the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) services are once again available to public sector facilities. SEDAC is offered through the Illinois Energy Now program run by the Office of Energy & Recycling. Learn more.

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