CCNet Meetings and Summer Tours!
Prairie Fruits Farm
12n, Thursday, June 20, 2013
We have transformed our landscape into diversified perennial crops and livestock. Our farm embodies core principles of sustainability including environmental stewardship, economic viability and social responsibility. We strive to educate our community about organic and sustainable agriculture and the connections between food production and consumption. We also hope to serve as a model for others interested in small-scale diversified farming systems. Little by little, we are working toward building a vibrant local food system in Central Illinois.
$8 fee for sustainability (includes tasting).
Send RSVP by Tuesday, June 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org
12n, Thursday, July 18, 2013
The University of Illinois Pollinatarium is the first free-standing science center in the nation devoted to flowering plants and their pollinators. Why do plants and pollinators merit such special attention? The ecological interaction between pollinators and plants is vitally important because most terrestrial life on Earth depends in one way or another on pollination for survival.
The ideas for upcoming meeting topics can be found in this Google doc.
The CCNet Energy group also has an online discussion. To join, please visit the Google Energy Group page.
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.
SEDAC provides advice and analyses enabling private and public facilities in Illinois to increase their economic viability through the efficient use of energy resources. Learn more in this 2-minute CCNet video featuring Andy Robinson.