Welcome to the Champaign County Sustainability Network (CCNet). CCNet is an organization focused on convening Champaign County in discussions about the broad topic of sustainability and the opportunities we might uncover as we work to become a more sustainable community. We meet monthly at the same time and place and at each meeting we will learn about a specific topic, with time for discussion. Over time, we'll cover the range of sustainability topics. We'll host special events, as needed, on topics or at locations of interest to the group and community. Come learn more about us and about sustainability in our community.
Noon, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tour Prosperity Gardens
Join CCNET Thursday, July 16th at noon for Third Thursday Field Trips, an afternoon filled with freshness and a lively new outlook on abandon that can offer new opportunities for at-risk teens. This community is lucky to have such a motivational, dedicated community organizer leading the way in urban farming while reaching out to the underserved community members. Prosperity Gardens was created in 2010 to address the community’s local concerns of limited access to affordable fresh food. The Not-for-profit group secured the use of City owned property that was not used or planned for redevelopment in the foreseeable future. The group collaborates with the Regional office of Education’s READY program offering an alternative real classroom experience to the youth.
Prosperity Gardens, Inc.
302 N. First Street
SEE YOU THERE!
Note: This month is a bring your own lunch event.
July 21 - 4:30 - Tour of IBEW Solar/Wind Installation
August 20 - Noon - Tour of Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District
August 20. - Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District
More information to come!
CCNet will foster collaboration around leadership opportunities for Champaign County. The current topic that creates an opportunity for competitive differentiation is sustainability. This opportunity enables us to attract and retain innovative ideas, products and people, and it will attract external financial resources in the form of federal funds, research dollars and new corporate investments.