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November 18, 2016

In honor of Veterans Day, LISC (Local Initiatives Support Coalition) is sharing the story of Gerald Hurt, a formerly homeless veteran who recently moved into a new supportive housing community in Danville, Illinois. Through the Bring them HOMES initiative, the National Equity Fund and LISC are working together to make sure every veteran has the home he or she needs. Please share this video, to commemorate the men and women who have served our country, and to remind others why a safe and stable home is imperative for all veterans.

Free Energy-Saving Products with STEP
More than 80 Illinois facilities have started saving with the Savings Through Efficient Products (STEP) program this year. Walkthrough slots are filling fast, but it's not too late to sign up before the holidays. STEP allows public facilities to start saving money right away without an upfront investment, while simultaneously learning about next steps to becoming more energy efficient.  We offer qualified public facilities free, high quality, energy saving products. Whether a school, park, community center, library or other public facility, participants can save enough energy to power a single family home in the first year alone. Apply Now.


Putting Small Acres to Work
Saturday, December 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NIU Rockford Meeting and Conference Center, Rockford, IL

This event is designed to help people explore opportunities to use their land as a springboard into agriculture. University of Illinois Extension and a local farmer will lead sessions on permaculture and farm-scale energy production, along with breakout sessions on tomatoes and peppers, microgreens, shiitake mushrooms, raising livestock for fiber, meat goat production, and controlling weeds in pastures. The program fee is $40 per person, which includes all program materials and lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, November 28, to guarantee a space and a meal.



December 3 - Putting Small Acres to Work - NIU Rockford Meeting and Conference Center
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