This is pretty cool. Chicago Matters, which is a partnership between the Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Radio, WTTW11, and the Chicago Reporter, will be focusing on sustainability and environmental issues starting this month and running through 2009. It is as if they knew that our campus was going to be focusing on sustainability issues. This will be very cool, since they offer special reports and events that will coincide with the One Book program here at Moraine Valley. Visit the Chicago Matters, Growing Forward Web site for more information. Here’s the description from their site:
Chicago Matters: Growing Forward will explore the fundamental ways we are connected through our region’s shared resources—the land we live on and the way we travel, the air we breath and the water we drink, the food we eat and the waste we generate. We’ll take a critical look at emerging strategies for resource use and management at multiple levels—public, private and personal. As the region grows, who can best manage these resources—the city or state government? Private industry? Community organizations? How do we propose to maintain access to shared resources? What does going green mean to our region? How is it linked—in terms of our technologies, industries and day to day lives—to sustaining the current rate of growth in the region?