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Fall Issue of Sustainable Chicago Puts Green Infrastructure and MELA in the Spotlight
Read the current issue of Sustainable Chicago ezine here to see what MELA and MELA members are doing and saying about green infrastrucutre best practices that help mitigate stormwater overflow. Remarks from Debra Shore, MWRD Commissioner and keynote of mela:: The Roadshow are also included in the article.
mela:: The Roadshow on October 23
MELA’s new Green Infrastructure Roadshow opens with Keynote Debra Shore, Commissioner to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), with a presentation that details the history and current situation of storm water management in Chicagoland and ends with her recommendations on working with the MWRDGC, the Illinois agency charged with managing water in most of Cook County. A breakout education session follows Ms. Shore, featuring Dennis Dreher, Geosyntech Consultants, who will provide technical knowledge behind best practices of sustainable stormwater management, including discussion of sustainable systems used successfully in specific case studies, along with the economics of stormwater management in progressive, sustainable communities.
The Roadshow also includes an expo and demonstrations that provide a closer look at new products and services that assist in the development and installation of green infrastructure projects.
Participants will walk away knowing more about how to achieve innovative efficiencies in managing stormwater in projects of all sizes, with information on how to comply with new ordinances that demand the use of green infrastructure best management practices. At the same time, they’ll know more about building systems which restore ecosystem services and preserve one of our most important natural resources … clean, fresh water.
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Don’t forget—members can post sustainability related events on our Calendar. Here’s how: Choose the Calendar of Events. Then select Monthly View > Events. From here you can access “Add New Event.” Once you have posted your event, please contact us to ask us to approve your posting. That’s all it takes!
Spread the Word about MELA
MELA MEMBERS—help us spread the word about our new name and promote your affiliation with MELA. You can download the MELA logo here.
Whole Foods supports MELA
Thanks to Whole Foods Schaumburg for a donation of 5% of gross for one day of shopping this summer! MELA received a donation of $5,409 to support its work.