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mela:: The Conference 2015
Pathways:: Stepping Stones to Sustainable Landscapes
Thursday, March 12, 8:00 am to 3 pm
The College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
Creating sustainable landscapes begins with a single step. Together, our individual steps can become a pathway to change. That’s what the MELA movement is made of.
Follow this pathway to sustainability at MELA Conference 2015 which features discussions on partnering with nature, mimicking natural systems for sustainable results and using nature as a guide to create outdoor spaces which are good for plant communities, wildlife, people and the planet.
Attend mela:: The Conference 2015 to take a critical look at the steps you’ve already taken and learn new routes you can travel to build your sustainable business practice.
Stormwater Management Highlighted at mela:: The Conference 2015
This year’s Conference keynote speaker is Debra Shore, a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), who opens the Conference with a profile of stormwater management in Chicagoland. She’ll explore some ideas for steps you can take to help mitigate the issues of flooding by working together, and will fill you in with her recommendations for working with the MWRDGC, the Illinois agency charged with managing water in most of Cook County. Dennis Dreher, Geosyntech Consultants follows Shore with an educational session on best practices for sustainable stormwater management, including discussion of specific case studies and the economics of stormwater management in progressive, sustainable communities.
MELA’s popular afternoon breakout sessions bring industry leaders together to present innovative approaches to healthy landscapes in the areas of design, landscape management and site evaluation that serve up fresh perspectives and new tools to build sustainable businesses.
Conference attendance will not only help you pinpoint and enhance the steps you’ve already taken toward sustainable practices, but will help you build new pathways to profitable sustainable services and practices.
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