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  • Jul 23, 2016- 6:00 PM
    GreenBuilt Home Tour



    Passport Tickets and Individual Home Tickets for the tour are on sale!  Purchase your tickets for the 2016 tour by clicking here.  Passport tickets admit 2 for unlimited visits to all homes on the tour for the duration of the event.  Single home tickets admit 2 to one home on the tour.

    13 homes have been confirmed for the 2016 GreenBuilt Home Tour.  Click here to visit the home profile pages to learn more about each home on the tour. The GreenBuilt Home Tour features exceptional, award-winning, and nationally-recognized homes which highlight attractive, affordable, and sustainable building practices.  All homes on the tour are third-party verified (or pursuing verification) to ensure they are built to nationally recognized standards.  Click here to learn about the third-party verification programs.

    The 2015 tour was the most visited yet! During the two days of the 2015 GreenBuilt Home Tour over 2,000 visits were made to the 16 featured green homes.  The event was a great success in giving Illinois residents the opportunity to see the latest clean energy technology in action, learn tips to renovate or build their own green home, and meet with experienced professionals in the residential green building field. Check out the photo album from the 2015 tour to see more highlights from this event.


  • Aug 11, 2016- 5:30 PM
    Smooth Greensnake Conservation in Chicago Wilderness
    Indian Boundary Prairies
    3454 W. 155th Street
    Markham

    Smooth green snakes are native to northern Illinois, but their numbers have declined in the region—and throughout their range—due to habitat loss. The Lake County Forest Preserve District has restored habitat in recent years in the hope the vibrant species would reestablish itself. But the snakes failed to return on their own, and so the forest preserve district began a conservation partnership with Lincoln Park Zoo.

    Dr. Sacerdote-Velat will be presenting Smooth Greensnake Conservation. Please join us to learn more about the efforts and to speak to a local conservation expert. An optional tour will begin at 5:30 pm, presentation begins at 6:30 pm.

    Free & Public Event!
    BYOB – pizza and snacks will be provided

    Questions & pizza reservations:
    Contact Mary Anicich (manicich@tnc.org)


  • Aug 12, 2016- 10:00 AM
    Conservation World
    Illinois State Fair
    801 E. Sangamon Ave.
    Springfield, IL

    The IDNR welcomes visitors to the 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield to spend some time at Conservation World on the state fairgrounds, Aug. 12-21.  Conservation World features nearly 30 acres of family activities including fishing instruction, archery ranges, and expert information on habitat enhancement, state parks, wildlife, fish, and forestry.  Conservation World is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Aug. 12-21.


  • Oct 1, 2016- 10:00 AM
    Illinois Solar Tour



    Register to attend the 2016 Illinois Solar Tour!!

     
    The Illinois Solar Tour is a FREE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE to demonstrate how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, geothermal, passive solar design, and energy efficiency to be energy independent.
    Renewable energy system owners and installers will be providing the tours and can answer your questions on how you too can harness the power of the sun and wind to fuel your home and business.

     

    Join your neighbors to:

    • Learn how solar home and business owners are becoming energy independent
    • Meet people who have renewable energy installations
    • Learn about the technology options and see how they are installed
    • Hear how different renewable energy technologies work together
    • Find out all of the ways you can use clean energy to power your life!
    Visit our website at www.illinoissolartour.org

     

    View more information on our Solar Tour Page

    A National Event
    The ISEA Illinois Solar Tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tour event, “the largest grassroots solar event in history.” More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. on tour day.






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