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Sept. 15: “Green” Your Brownfield Workshop


Community leaders, planners and residents are invited to attend a free brownfields workshop on September 15th that is being co-hosted by the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University. This workshop is designed to help communities gain a better understanding of how to use sustainable or “green” practices in the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites, which include abandoned buildings, old gas stations and other potentially contaminated properties that are impeding your communities’ future growth.

Join Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, the Field Museum, Fresh Coast Capital and other local organizations to hear about sustainable practices for brownfield redevelopment.

Who should attend? Local and regional government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations, planners, community members, real-estate professionals, property owners and anyone interested in learning about implementing sustainable practices for brownfield sites. Practices can include deconstruction, phytoremediation, green infrastructure, native plantings or solar installations.

Registration: Cost is free (entry to the Zoo is included), parking is free in the south lot, and lunch will be provided, but registration is requested here or www.ksutab.org/education/workshops.

If you need help with your registration, please contact Sheree Walsh, chsr@ksu.edu, 785-532-6519.

For more information contact: Laura Oakleaf, Cook County CCDEC laura.oakleaf@cookcountyil.gov, (312)-603-8250 Margaret Renas, Delta Institute & KSU TAB Partner, mrenas@delta-institute.org, (312) 651-4335

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