Coming Up Next in Southern Illinois

Keeping Money Local - Fall 2020 Seminar Series

People in southern Illinois are building local community resilience in the face of climate change. Self-sufficiency in energy and food is a key part of this effort, and can result in more and better jobs in the region. Keeping our money local, supporting local producers, and investing in local businesses is something everyone can do to support this effort. In this seminar series, we’re exploring topics of community self-sufficiency, buying local, developing cooperative employee-owned businesses, and investment strategies that keep money local. Speakers will cover topics that can benefit our region, as well as initiatives that are already underway. The goal is to educate and inspire everyone to action in helping to make our region prosperous, productive and sustainable.

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Regenerative Agriculture

Local Food

Ecotourism

Arts, Music and Film

Press Release 10/02/20: Local solar business wants to donate solar systems worth $20,000 each to local nonprofits that can generate the most community support over the next two weeks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020 Contacts: Aur Beck, AES Solar, 618 893 1717, tech@aessolar.com; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, amy@theclimateeconomy.com Website: https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/story/Coal2sol ...

Press Release 9/30/20: Investment in Southern Illinois communities and people is the focus of this upcoming webinar series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 Contact: Byram Fager, Southern Illinois Community Foundation, 618 997 3700, blfager@sicf.org; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, amy@theclimateeconomy.com Website: www.keepingmoneylocal.com ...

Press release 9/23/20: Local fundraiser looks to stir up community support for free solar installations at local nonprofits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 Contacts: Aur Beck, 618 893 1717, tech@aessolar.com; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, amy@theclimateeconomy.com Local fundraiser looks to stir up community support for free solar...

Key Takeaways, Presentations, Videos from June 12 2019 Event in Carbondale

Fifteen presenters helped to set the stage for community resilience in southern Illinois.   One senior executive from St. Louis said: This is the best networking I've ever had.   Panel discussions provided ideas and perspectives on energy, economic...

Innovation Panel – June 12 2019 – Carbondale, Illinois

The Innovation Section, with keynote and panelists, will wrap up the day's events at The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Business, Jobs and Communities. The cultivation of southern Illinois' rich natural resources and waste streams  are...

Economic Diversification Panel – June 12 2019 – Carbondale, Illinois

Economic development and diversification is a key component of community resilience. Consider this excerpt from L Hunter Lovins et al's "A Finer Future": The key may be to start not with the nation but at a more local level. Imagine what might be called the Just City....

Energy Panel – June 12 2019 – Carbondale, Illinois

Here are some details about the energy panelists and topic areas at the upcoming June 12 event in Carbondale: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities. Our energy panel is going to help us look at our current...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Conference and Workshop Coming to Carbondale June 12-13: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 8, 2019 Contact: Amy McMorrow Hunter, 618 713 2896, amy@shopcarbondale.com Conference and Workshop Coming to Carbondale June 12-13: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities Education...

Biochar – Expanding Our Economic Choices

Biochar is an example of flipping our traditional way of thinking on its head. There are so many crazy things that humans do in mindless ways that result in damages to the environment. All we have to do is think differently. We have a choice before us now,...

The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois

People in southern Illinois are building local community resilience in the face of climate change. Self-sufficiency in energy and food is a key part of this effort, and can result in more and better jobs in the region. Keeping our money local, supporting local...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Presentation Slides and Videos

Clean Energy

Event Assets: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities - June 12, 2019

 

Economic Diversification

Event Assets: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities - June 12, 2019

Innovation

Event Assets: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities - June 12, 2019