Spring 2013 Rain Garden
Workshop Description: Please join Prairie Rivers Network at the Peoria Library main branch for a rain garden workshop. Rain gardens are a beautiful landscape feature that helps remove pollution from stormwater, reduces flooding, and provides habitat for wildlife such as hummingbirds and butterflies. Attendees will leave the presentation with enough knowledge and resources to plant their own rain gardens. For more information, please visit prairierivers.org/rain-garden
Peoria Rain Gardens Workshop
When: Saturday, May 4th 10-11:30 am
Where: Peoria Public Library, Main Conference Room reserved 9:30 to noon
Peoria Public Library 107 NE Monroe Peoria, IL 61602-1070
Event Registration: Free, http://www.prairierivers.org/rain-garden.org
She will be presenting “The Business Case for Implementing Genuine Sustainability”
Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm in Neumiller Auditorium in Bradley Hall
The event is *NO CHARGE* and *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
Sunday, October 14th 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Forest Park Nature Center. 5809 Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights.
What? A Friends of Rocky Glen membership drive and fundraiser featuring presentations on Rocky Glen and hikes into the canyon. Bill Knight will discuss Horseshoe Bottoms, the acclaimed 1935 story of life on the Kickapoo Creek coal mines. Ed Stermer will outline the unique convergence of geologic forces that shaped Rocky Glen. Presentations start at 1:00 and repeat at 2:00 PM. Hikes leave for the glen at 1:45 and 2:45 PM.
For more information, contact 676-5237.
Copied from the Friends of Rocky Glen website:
Help Save Rocky Glen!
Fundraiser at Rhodell’s Brewery
Our 2nd fundraiser will take place at Rhodell’s Brewery from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with free snacks, good beer, and a good cause. A slide show presentation will occur at 6:00 PM on the geology of Rocky Glen. For more information, contact 676-5237. To help join the cause now, make a donation through our donation page. We hope to see you there.
Take a look at Friends of Rock Glen website for more information: http://friendsofrockyglen.org/
Learn pertinent information about ways to save energy and money at home. The first half will focus on techniques participants can employ immediately to reduce energy use within the home, with a focus on the “biggest bang for the buck” options. The second half will cover more advanced and technical home improvements such as air sealing and insulation. We’ll explain how and why these improvements work for you to save energy and money as well as improving home safety and comfort. The workshop will highlight locally available resources to support these energy saving activities including utility rebate programs.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Please register due to limited seating at www.icc.edu/acp
Where: Illinois Central College – North Campus
When: August 23rd. 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
The IL EPA has chosen Peoria to host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, September 8th at the Expo Gardens. This is your opportunity to drop off all hazardous items you should not be disposing of in your weekly garbage collection.
Here's a list of what you can and can't drop off (for FREE) at the HHW collection event.
Many people have been posting questions about Community Choice Aggregation since little to no information has made its way into main stream media. Here are some resources that might answer your questions.
www.goodenergy.com This is the website for the company that served as the consultant for the Central and Southern Illinois buying block and will be managing the program for the next two years, which is the length of the contract.
www.citizensutilityboard.org This website has an entire page dedicated to Municipal Energy Aggregation programs. Lots of FAQ’s are posted there.
http://thecommunityword.com/online/cwnotes/?s=aggregation The Community Word newspaper has published/posted some good articles describing the aggregation program.
http://www.ci.peoria.il.us/newsmodule/view/id/600/src/@random4756139bb6f2c/ This will take you to the City of Peoria press release stating the contract was signed for 100% renewable energy.
Other communities might not have signed with the same energy supplier, Homefield Energy. Take for instance, parts of Marshall County and the city of Toulca are ComEd customers. They chose Constellation as their energy supplier. They will still receive 100% renewable energy but it will be hydroelectric rather than wind, which is what the City of Peoria and Peoria County chose. More information of Marshall County is available here: markets.on.nytimes.com/research/stocks/news/press_release.asp?docTag=201206141221BIZWIRE_USPRX____BW6152&feedID=600&press_symbol=103611