2nd Annual 2017 NEIU Green Business Conference


APRIL 4, 2017  10:30am - 9pm
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
STUDENT UNION ALUMNI HALL
Chicago, IL  60625 
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Brought to you by the following sponsors:


Campus Sponsors: 
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The 2017 Green Business Conference, which is open to both students and the general public, has brought together an extensive assortment of community green sustainability and business professionals. Today’s job market is very challenging and it is the intention of the conference to encourage students to stand out among a packed mass of job-seekers and consider a career in sustainable businesses.  Specialized topics include environmental law, environmental engineering, corporate social responsibility, renewable energy, restoration ecology, environmental planning, green financing, and green investment services. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe presentations, participate in Q&A’s after each session, attend the end-of-conference career panel discussion, and network with session presenters, similar-minded scholars and community professionals. Come and learn why:


"Green Schools, Businesses, Lives, Earth: It All  Matters"
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Please after each Conference session:

Partake in the "Meatless Monday" themed Vegetarian Foods & Refreshments.
&
Peruse the informational tables hosted by the following organizations:

Solar Service Inc.: http://www.solarserviceinc.com

Green Community Connections-One Earth Film Festival:  http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org


NEIU Student Center for Science Engagement: http://www.neiu.edu/academics/student-center-science-engagement

NEIU Green Fee Committee: https://www.facebook.com/neiugreenfee

 
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THANKS TO ORIGINAL GBC FOUNDERS

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10:25am





To the 2nd Annual ”Green Business Conference”.
Doors open to public. Coffee & Juice will be served. 




Start learning why & how:
 
"Green Schools, Businesses, Lives, Earth: It All  Matters"
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10:50am-12:05pm

Under auspices of the
University of Illinois Extension Office


http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cook/conservationhome


Presentation Overview:
Conservation@Home Cook County recognizes and certifies properties that demonstrate environmentally sound landscape practices. Partners involved are Forest Preserves of Cook County, University of Illinois Extension and Conservation Foundation. In addition to a beautiful landscape, the biggest reward for integrating sustainable practices on properties is knowing that property owners’ are contributing to clean water, rich soil and resilient ecosystems that support people and wildlife. Come learn how the Conservation@Home certificate recognizes green spaces that are conscientiously improving their area for the environment and humanity.
 




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12:15pm – 1:30pm 





GCC is a deep-roots community-based organization working to build a sustainable future.


Presentation Overview:
Green Community Connections was founded in the Oak Park and River Forest area that works collaboratively to build a resilient, environmentally sustainable community locally and to be an environmental leader in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Come learn how we implement our mission to develop a deeper understanding of natural systems, build community, and inspire change that promotes sustainability at the family, organizational and public policy levels.






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1:40pm-2:55pm









NEIU Alumnus Dr. Daniel Goodwin’s Green Sibling Branch of
Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.
Top capital provider for property assessed clean energy



Presentation Overview:
The Inland Green Capital PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program is an innovative land-secured assessment innovative platform that property owners can voluntarily undertake in order to secure 100% upfront financing for assorted property improvements, including: (1) energy efficiency (e.g., HVAC), (2) renewable energy (e.g., solar water heaters and solar PV), (3) storm resilience (e.g., roofs, doors, windows, hurricane shutters), and (4) water conservation projects. Come learn how we help advance the energy-efficiency sustainable movement sweeping the nation.





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3:05pm-4:05pm





Empowers various type of industries with their strategies to implement more sustainable food systems resources.


Presentation Overview:
From diners to event planners, members of the public want to support restaurants and businesses who share their values and commitments. It influences their dining decisions as much as menus or prices. But restaurateurs don’t always know what first steps to take or the cost savings they could enjoy by taking them. The public doesn't always know how to identify these restaurants. Both need a partner—for resources, support and education. Come learn how Next Bites reach now extends beyond both the restaurant industry and the city of Chicago to reduce our collective footprint, bolstering the health of our planet and its people.





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4:15pm-5:30pm




“Since 1977, Niles Illinois-based Solar Service has been the Midwest leader in providing affordable solar solutions for business, municipalities, schools, charitable organizations, and residences.”


http://www.solarserviceinc.com


Presentation Overview:
Last year in the United States 500,000 solar panels were installed each day making solar energy the fastest growing new energy source available today.  Property and business owners seeking to lower and control energy costs are increasingly choosing environmentally reliable solar power for its outstanding financial incentives and easy-to-harness energy.  Solar Service is a design/build full-service installation contractor specializing in new construction and retro-fit installations. Their staff has over 100 years of combined experience and employs in-house certified installers to ensure the highest quality installation. Come learn how it is determined if solar is a good investment for a homeowner or business owner and why one should consider joining this exciting and growing industry.





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5:40pm-6:55pm

Keynote Speakers Representing
         "Earth Matters" 
has been co-sponsored by the:
”Green Conservation Group”
                       &
                                 "NEIU Alumni Association"




Radio vignette informing, inspiring, and educating listeners on the challenges and changes happening on Planet Earth.


Presentation Overview:
"Earth Matters" focuses on the issues of climate change and the ripple effect that human impact has on water, land, air and species.




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7:05pm-8:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

National engineering, design, project management and construction firm in the fields of civil, structural, hydraulic, environmental, geotechnical and electrical engineering, geology, surveying, construction management, process control and GIS.



http://www.patrickco.com



Presentation Overview:
Patrick Engineering uses GIS in wind farm siting and development utilizing an ESRI Story Map format. The Story Map format lets you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. Come learn how Story Maps make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell a story that is valuable tool for academics, government agencies, industry and businesses.



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8:05pm-8:50pm














Career Panel:

The 2017 Green Business Conference theme is
"Green Schools, Businesses, Lives, Earth: It All  Matters"
 
The career panel will help students discuss how to evolve and transform their degree into a pragmatic, green sustainable career.

Panelists include...



















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