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Green Built Home Tour, Day 1
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Green Built Home Tour, Day 1

Join the Illinois Green Alliance to tour sustainable, healthy homes in Northern Illinois. Meet the builders, designers, and homeowners behind the green homes, experience the latest sustainable home technologies in action, and learn what you can do in your own home. Passport Tickets are now available for the 2019 tour. More information coming soon about the homes featured on this year’s tour!

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Green Built Home Tour, Day 2
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Green Built Home Tour, Day 2

Join the Illinois Green Alliance to tour sustainable, healthy homes in Northern Illinois. Meet the builders, designers, and homeowners behind the green homes, experience the latest sustainable home technologies in action, and learn what you can do in your own home. Passport Tickets are now available for the 2019 tour. More information coming soon about the homes featured on this year’s tour!

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Author Susan Subak of 'The Five-Ton Life'
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Author Susan Subak of 'The Five-Ton Life'

Meet author Susan Subak and hear her presentation about discovering low carbon culture in west suburban Chicago. Her program is based on her book, The Five-Ton Life, a 2018 release from the University of Nebraska Press.

Subak explores important information related to Oak Park's greenhouse gas emissions profile, including fuel mix, the built environment, and mobility patterns, grounded in part by a history that pre-dates the widespread use of the automobile. She will review how Oak Park is considered, along with its neighbors Forest Park, Berwyn, and Maywood. The presentation includes a slide show and a book signing. Her book discusses carbon dioxide emissions from west suburban Chicago and other examples located on the East Coast of the United States.

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