September 8th is the National People's Climate Movement Day of Action.  Join one of these local events to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet right here in Sangamon County! 



What: Solar Workshop
When: Wednesday, September 5th @  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: IBEW Local 193, 3150 Wide Track Drive, Springfield, IL 62703

More Info: Please join us for a FREE informational solar workshop.

We'll discuss the Future Energy Jobs Act and opportunities for solar development and solar job training across Illinois.

Hosted by: Springfield CLEAN, WindSolarUSA Inc., Elevate Energy, Sierra Club Sangamon Valley Group, Citizens Utility Board

What: Reinventing Power Documentary Screening + Discussion
When: Thursday, September 6th @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Illinois State Museum Auditorium, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706

More Info: The film Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear from ordinary people in eight states who are helping transition to a clean energy future by building what is broken, rethinking what is possible, driving innovation and fighting for community access. The film underscores the idea that supporting a clean energy future means a better, more prosperous future for everyone.

A discussion will follow, facilitated by Professor Amy McEuen, Associate Professor of Biology at UIS.
Co-sponsored by Springfield CLEAN (Citizens Looking for Energy Alternatives Now) and the Sierra Club.

What: Old Growth Forest in Allerton Park Hike
When: Saturday, September 8th @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Where: Allerton Park, Monticello, IL.
RSVP with Steve Soltys at or 217-793-2178.

More Info: Participants on this easy/moderate difficulty hike should be capable of walking 2.5 miles on uneven carriage trails and should wear good hiking shoes or boots and bring water. Consider insect repellent. All attendees must sign a Sierra Club waiver of liability. Limited to 20 participants. 

Hosted by Springfield CLEAN and Sierra Club Sangamon Valley Group

What: Sangamon County Board Meeting - vote on solar ordinance 
When: September 11th @ 7 PM (rally outside at 6:15 PM) 
Where: Sangamon County Complex 
200 S 9th St, 2nd floor 
More Info: The Sangamon County Board is expected to vote on a solar ordinance at the September 11th meeting. We'll be rallying outside to show support for solar at 6:15 PM and then heading into the meeting that starts at 7 PM. 

What: Listen, Lead, Share Community Dialogue in Springfield
When: Wednesday, September 12th @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., Springfield, IL 62701

More Info: The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition has launched Listen, Lead, Share to listen to people in every part of Illinois—-to determine how Illinois can lead in the race to build a clean energy economy (to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050) and how people across the state can share in the benefits.

Hosted by Springfield CLEAN, Sierra Club Sangamon Valley Group, Elevate Energy, and the Citizens Utility Board

What: CWLP Public Utilities Meeting
When: Monday, September 17th @ 5:30 PM 
Where: City Council Chambers
300 S. 7th Street, 3rd Floor

More Info:  The meeting  will include an overview of public comments received for City Water, Light and Power’s long range plan (aka Integrated Resource Plan or IRP), the utility’s quarterly financial report, and a presentation on electric line clearance and underground rebuild work for system reliability.



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