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Posted by Nancy Kreith -

City of Chicago's Sustainability Initiatives
Illinois Green Industry Meeting
Thursday, January 15th - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
McCormick Place West - Room 184

The Illinois Green Industry Association (IGIA) invites all Mid-Am registrants and guests to attend a special presentation by the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District highlighting new sustainability initiatives. Growers, landscape contractors, arborists, landscape architects and others who work on projects in Chicago should attend this informational session to learn more about the Chicago Climate Action Plan, Adding Green to Urban Design, City of Chicago Invasive Species Ordinance, Chicago Park District Sustainable Landscape Standards, and other programs that will continue to impact your work. IGIA will lead a question-and-answer session following the presentations.

1:35 Welcome by IGIA Executive Director Dave Bender

1:40 Suzanne Malec-McKenna - Overview of City's focus on environment, Mayor's dedication to sustainability, intro CCAP as "guiding light" of sustainability initiatives

1:55 Michael Berkshire - Overview of GUD, emphasizing landscape action items, green roof update

2:05 Jennifer Valentin - Overview of PBC "Chicago Standard" for LEEDS, Sustainable Landscape Guidelines

2:10 Ellen Sargeant - Overview of "CPD Sustainable Landscape Standards"

2:20 Joe McCarthy - UHI maps, climate change, species diversity, invasive species ordinance, Urban Trees Initiative, Urban Forest Agenda, Plan
review, grid pruning vs. 311

2:30 David Leopold - Sustainable streetscape guidelines, projects, green alleys, pervious pavement systems, other CDOT initiatives

2:40 Scott Mehaffey - Private-sector projects emphasizing sustainable landscapes

2:50 Audience Q&A

Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend this free presentation and discussion.

Nancy Kreith
Extension Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
3807 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL. 60655
office: 773.233.0476

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