A two-day conference and expo will offer businesses and residents an opportunity to learn more about the green economy.
The Green Economy Action Roadshow will be Nov. 4 and 5 at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg. Topics covered at conference workshops and exhibits include energy efficiency, alternative energy and transportation, residential and commercial green building technologies, green cleaning.
In the first day, businesses are targeted, with speakers scheduled from Motorola Solutions and Vintage Tech — an e-waste recycler — along with sessions on energy efficiency and funding.
On the second day of the conference, consumers can hear from Wayne Gerdes, the “Father of Hypermiling,” who will provide tips for achieving better fuel economy, regardless of the vehicle. Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, the vice president of Earth Friendly Products will lead a session on green cleaning. There will also be sessions on wind and solar energy, home weatherization and eco-friendly remodeling.
Also at the conference, Vintage Tech will be providing free e-waste recycling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5, when residents can drop off their unwanted TVs, computers and other electronics.
For a complete list of speakers and exhibitors, visit www.greeneconomyactionroadshow.org.
Registration fee for the Nov. 4 Business Conference and Expo is $39 online, $59 at the door, but the Nov. 5 consumer event is free. Online registration is requested. The event is hosted by the Delta Institute and Mindful Metropolis along with the Village of Schaumburg and Roosevelt University.
Information is available at www.greeneconomyactionroadshow.org/northwest.