Live from the GR2012 Celebrating Sustainability Festival in Joliet!

Today, May 19th, we’re blogging live from the 3rd annual Celebrating Sustainability Festival at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL — the largest sustainability party /community gathering / expo of its kind in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago. Dozens of exhibitors are here displaying green products and services, sustainability initiatives throughout Will County, and various educational programs. Plus there’s a series of speakers, food, live entertainment, and a wide host of family-friendly activities throughout the day. It’s going to be a fun time!

RU’s Sustainability Studies program has an exhibit table in Tent A on the Festival’s exhibit and picnic grounds. Professor Mike Bryson and a few students from his spring 2012 SUST 210 and 350 courses will be on hand to talk with visitors about our degree programs, service learning initiatives, and community research projects. From 11am to noon, Bryson will give a slideshow presentation entitled “The Sustainable Suburb: From Oak Park to Schaumburg to Joliet,” which you can view here in pdf format.

Check this blog for updates later today! And if you’re in the Joliet area, stop by this amazing FREE public event and say hello.

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