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Online registration for this class has closed. Additional openings or a waiting list may be available. Please call our Registration Desk at 847-968-3321 for more information.

Panel Discussion - The Green Future of Lake County -

Panel Discussion - The Green Future of Lake County

How green will Lake County be in 15 years? 30 years? What are the predictions for the green future of our region? This panel will explore these questions of sustainability from multiple perspectives.


Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will discuss GO TO 2040, the official comprehensive planning campaign for metropolitan Chicago. Metropolitan Chicago’s prosperity will depend on how successfully the region implements GO TO 2040 policies, strategies, and investments in land use, transportation, economic development, environment, housing and human services.

Jerry Weber, President of the College of Lake County,will explain how CLC is focused on preparing a green work force trained in green-collar jobs. They are developing a green economy center and a sustainability center to implement green solutions and sustainable technologies for their organization, as well as to support businesses and residents of Lake County.

Tom Hahn, Executive Director of Lake County Forest Preserve District, will address LCFPD goals, including their 40 acres of open space for every 1000 people initiative, and how they the District is spending the 2009 referendum funds.

Moderator: George Ranney, President & CEO of Chicago Metropolis 2020

$15 Public $10 Friends of Ryerson Woods members. To register with a membership discount, call 847-968-3321.

Instructor: Guest Instructor
When: Thursday September 30, 2010
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center (Riverwoods)
Ages: 18 and older
$15.00 per adult (Lake County Residents)

$15.00 per adult (Non-Residents)
Regular Registration Deadline: September 29, 2010
Registration Options: Register online, by telephone at 847-968-3321 or by mail or fax using this form