Smart Living Weekly – February 22, 2017

  Enjoy 40th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Right in Our Region: For four decades, Irish-Americans have marched down Rockford streets to celebrate St. Patrick‚Äôs Day and the wearing of the…
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Beloit Box Board: Adding Value to Your Wastepaper

Believe it or not, concepts of recycling and sustainability aren’t all that new to some manufacturers. Step inside a Beloit-area paperboard maker whose process is much the same as it was a century ago.






Judson Prof Examines Green Worship Spaces

FROM JUDSON UNIVERSITY: ELGIN — Dr. Mark Torgerson, professor of Worship Studies at Judson University, has authored a new book “Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and…
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Think Green At Rockton Chamber Lecture

FROM ROCKTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ROCKTON – The Rockton Chamber of Commerce has today released an upcoming schedule for teaching businesses Green Enterprise Development through Green Generalist Training (Green 101)….
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Rock Valley Interns Share Sustainability Research

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Please join us on Monday, Aug. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Freedom Field Renewable Energy (3333 Kishwaukee Street) to observe and interact with interns from the Rock…
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Success Story: Oregon Soap Shoppe and Green Art, etc.

This squeaky clean business has developed a strong following by providing a niche product that’s good for people and for the world around us. Learn how this former farm wife has found success by doing what she loves.






Rock Valley’s New Science Center: Sustainable Classrooms for the Next Generation

Green, sustainable technology abounds in this brand-new building at Rockford’s community college. Discover the innovative technologies that make this a unique treasure for our region.






Plant a Tree at Old World Wisconsin

EAGLE, Wis. – In honor of Arbor Day on April 29, the Mukwonago, Wis., Wal-Mart store will donate 200 trees to Old World Wisconsin to help restore the museum’s parking…
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Rock Valley College Goes Green on Earth Day

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Rock Valley College is going green this Earth Day. Activities are scheduled for April 16 from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC) on…
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